Exploring the potential benefits of big data analytics in providing smart healthcare

Salma Al Mayahi, Ali Al-Badi, Ali Tarhini*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Big Data is an emerging technology in different sectors. It refers to massive amount of heterogeneous data produced from many sources. Big data analytics is the process of analyzing a huge set of data to build and discover meaningful patterns, correlation that will add value to the corresponding business through predictive decisions and other useful information. The health industry every years generate big data in different formats. The healthcare data need analysis to make decisions and forecasting but there is lack of understanding of the potential of big data in health industry. This paper aims to explore the potential values of big data analytics in healthcare to enhance the efficiency and smartness of healthcare services. In addition, conducting an experiment on the dataset exported from an online healthcare research repository on a big data analytical topic. The study has been carried out by conducting literature review big data analytic and referring datasets from online healthcare research repository. The research concludes that providing evidence-based treatment, making predictive analysis and providing efficient healthcare service are the main potential benefits of applying analytics in healthcare. However, ensuring anonymity of patients’ information and educating healthcare staff about the role of analytics in healthcare are essential steps before adopting such technologies. This research is conceptual in nature based on existing literature reviews and secondary data. In future primary data would be used to understand the relevance of big data analytics in healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies in Computing - First International Conference, iCETiC 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMahdi H. Miraz, Peter Excell, Andrew Ware, Maaruf Ali, Safeeullah Soomro
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319954493
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing, iCETiC 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 23 2018Aug 24 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing, iCETiC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Big data
  • Big data analytics
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Data mining
  • Healthcare
  • Predictive analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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