Harnessing big data for health care and research: are urologists ready?

Eur Urol. 2014 Dec;66(6):975-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.07.032. Epub 2014 Aug 11.


We are at a crossroads in terms of the data we collect and how they are analyzed. In health care, big data analytics may uncover associations, patterns, and trends with the potential to advance patient care and lower costs. To adapt to this approach, urologists will have to ask the right questions.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Data Mining
  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics*
  • Registries
  • Social Media
  • Urology