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Maverick* Research: East Meets West — The Convergence of Big Data, Quantified Self and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Published: 25 September 2014

ID: G00270099

Analyst(s): Mark Hung


Digital leaders should examine and learn how the latest technologies are transforming a "backward" industry like TCM into a digital business. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Introduction
  • Key Findings and Recommendations
    • Quantified-Self Technologies Can Add to the TCM Knowledge Base, While Big Data Technologies Can Assist With the Refinement of TCM's Treatment Model
    • TCM Is Focused on Patient Outcomes and Personalized Medicine: The Era of Mass Customization
    • TCM and Modern Medicine Are Starting to Find Common Ground

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