The world of medicine is so fragmented . For example, the embryonic stem cell world and the adult stem cell world barely communicate. Medicine is in desperate need of big data analysis and semantic structure .
1) Specialist can barely keep up with what others in their Specialty are doing. To further complicate things, researchers and clinicians don't compare notes. There is just no mechanism to do this. To triple wammy it, the worlds of academic medicine and private practice are severed like day and night.
2) The silos of information for each Medical Specialty should have a way to be connected. What's discovered in one Specialty may be applicable to another specialty. Structured data and semantic relationships may be able to figure that out.
This can't happen fast enough, as far as I am concerned! FTW! #bigdata #medicine #structureddata