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FDA’s Taha Kass-Hout Eyes New Vaccines in Anti-Ebola Fight

Taha Kass-Hout
Taha Kass-Hout

Taha Kass-Hout, chief health informatics officer at the Food and Drug Administration, expects new treatments and vaccines for the Ebola virus as genomic data from marketing applications continue to grow, Information Management Online reported Wednesday.

Bob Violino writes the FDA has begun to modernize its information technology platforms in order to manage increasing volumes of datasets submitted by healthcare providers, product manufacturers and regulatory groups.

“The data integration and data fusion capabilities of big data solutions can help the FDA integrate, manage, secure and analyze all of the agency’s information,” Kass-Hout told the publication.

“With big data-driven analytics, FDA can implement data mining, predictive analytics, text mining, forecasting and optimization to explore options and make the best possible regulatory decisions,” he added.

Kass-Hout told Information Management Online the complexity of big data also requires new processing and storage approaches.

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