As Next-Generation Sequencing is taking off in the clinic, it creates a significant data management issue for clinicians, scientists, and IT professionals alike. How can we retain the massive amounts of data coming out of clinical pipelines in a way that enables labs to systematically build a knowledge base, capturing the insights clinicians gain on a day to day basis while analyzing the genetic information of their patients? What infrastructure is required to alert medical personnel of new research that could potentially alter medical decisions? And how can we embed the work that is happening in the labs into the general hospital workflows? Data warehousing is a pivotal technology that can help in all of these areas. In this eBook, I will explain the concept of Data Warehousing and discuss the use cases for this technology vis-a-vis the future requirements in clinical labs that are implementing Precision Medicine.
Dr. Andreas Scherer is CEO of Golden Helix. The company has been delivering industry leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over two decades. Its innovative technologies and analytic services empower clinicians and scientists at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from next-generation sequencing and micro-arrays. With its solutions, hundreds of the world’s hospitals, testing labs, academic research organizations and governments are able to harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine. Golden Helix products and services have been cited in thousands of peer-reviewed publications.
He is also Managing Partner of Salto Partners, a management consulting firm headquartered in the DC metro area. He has extensive experience successfully managing growth as well as orchestrating complex turnaround situations.
Dr. Scherer holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Hagen, Germany, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is author and co- author of over 20 international publications and has written books on project management, the Internet, and artificial intelligence. His latest book, “Be Fast Or Be Gone”, is a prizewinner in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition, and has been named a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!