5 things to keep in mind with Big Data

People actively, or passively, all take part in the big data movement at health care.  There’s no escaping. I firmly believe that the benefit of big data is bigger than the contraindications. I wish to share with you 5 bold ways to get most out of your health data without exposing yourself to dangers. Use …

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A disruptive approach to health data’s safety and ownership: healthbank

TED talks bring innovative ideas to the audience all over the world. Either way by bringing them into the conscious part of our brains or by showcasing an established solution to a challenge. Reto Schegg, the chief executive officer of healthbank, was asked to present his vision for health data at TEDx Basel in May …

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The (possible) role of data storage at healthbank in chronic diseases and prevention (by Margot Vanfleteren)

150 million people suffer financially due to healthcare costs. 
 30 million people die each year from chronic diseases. The chance of you having diabetes, a chronic disease, is 1 in 11 (2). Can you prevent chronic illnesses? What’s the perfect role as person living with a chronic disease in the care? How can Healthbank …

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Cyber security and health data: Was 2015 a turning point in healthcare?

As 2015 comes to a close we’re seeing a number of articles on the growing cyber security challenge and healthcare is far from immune to this challenge. Earlier this autumn we posted an article on the growing value of health data on the dark web and how hackers were using this data in combination with …

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Toward a broader view of health data ethics

Thinking about ethical and regulatory issues concerning health data requires remarkable patience. This we learned early in our research initiative that aims to promote uses of health data in a citizen-centric manner in Finland and elsewhere. Hundreds of domain-specific laws govern the uses of personal data. At the same time as there is a call …

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