Eurohealth: Harnessing Big Data for Health

Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Vol.23, No.1, 2017

32 pp. 4.1 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/254832/2/Eurohealth-V23-N1-2017.pdf

There is a growing awareness that harnessing ‘big data’, if done properly, could transform both the quality of health care for patients and how health systems perform. However, processes that can link the content of large and diverse health-related datasets from multiple sources in ways that achieve these goals without compromising privacy or other ethical concerns are only in their infancy.

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