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Seeing new things is one of my favorite things about my job. But I love it when a series of patterns turn into a wave of change. That is exactly what is happening in health technology right now, as this sector benefits not only from the rise of open data, but also from the democratization of data analysis and the preservation of manufacturing secrets. Let’s find out. – Anna
Data for health technology developers
When I heard that Syntegra was releasing a free data sheet with true but false patient data, I was intrigued. Not because it was releasing open data, not because it was sharing structured data and not because it’s a health technology company – but because it does both at the same time.
You can’t be wrong to think that open data is a good thing. For example, I loved hearing earlier this week about the launch of BigScience’s main programming language, BLOOM, a free and open source version of OpenAI’s GPT-3. But the hope is that BLOOM will be widely used by researchers. In contrast, the datasets produced by Syntegra and Tuva Health are designed for health technology startups.