Big Data in Healthcare: A Survey

  • Muhammad Mashab Farooqi
  • Munam Ali Shah
  • Abdul Wahid
  • Adnan Akhunzada
  • Faheem Khan
  • Noor ul Amin
  • Ihsan Ali
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


Big Data is all about procedures, processes, tools and techniques used which an organization can manipulate, create and manage very large amount of data and storage facilities. Healthcare is one of the biggest domains of Big Data which has generated a very big amount of data which is driven by record-keeping. The recent technological developments have motivated healthcare organization to adopt data-centric models and architectures. This paper is a survey of existing research work from 2014 to 2017 and presents the characteristics, tools and techniques, challenges and limitations and architecture of the Big Data in healthcare.


Big Data analytics Medical services Healthcare Data management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Mashab Farooqi
    • 1
  • Munam Ali Shah
    • 1
  • Abdul Wahid
    • 1
  • Adnan Akhunzada
    • 1
  • Faheem Khan
    • 2
  • Noor ul Amin
    • 2
  • Ihsan Ali
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceBacha Khan University CharsaddaCharsaddaPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer Systems and TechnologyFaculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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