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A Systematic Review of Techniques and Sources of Big Data in the Healthcare Sector

Alonso, S. ; de la Torre, I. T. ; Rodrigues, J. R. ; Hamrioui, S. H. ; López-Coronado, Miguel

Journal of Medical Systems Vol. 41, Nº 10, pp. 183 - 192, October, 2017.

ISSN (print): 0148-5598
ISSN (online): 1573-689X

Journal Impact Factor: 2,213 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s10916-017-0832-2

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Abstract
The main objective of this paper is to present a review of existing researches in the literature, referring to Big Data sources and techniques in health sector and to identify which of these techniques are the most used in the prediction of chronic diseases. Academic databases and systems such as IEEE Xplore, Scopus, PubMed and Science Direct were searched, considering the date of publication from 2006 until the present time. Several search criteria were established as ‘techniques’ OR ‘sources’ AND ‘Big Data