Sharing of Big Data in Healthcare: Public Opinion, Trust, and Privacy Considerations for Health Informatics Researchers

Moss, L. , Shaw, M., Piper, I., Hawthorne, C. and Kinsella, J. (2017) Sharing of Big Data in Healthcare: Public Opinion, Trust, and Privacy Considerations for Health Informatics Researchers. In: 10th International Conference on Health Informatics, Porto, Portugal, 21-23 Feb 2017, pp. 463-468. ISBN 9789897582134

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Abstract

Advances in technology has transformed clinical medicine; electronic patient records routinely store clinical notes, internet-enabled mobile apps support self-management of chronic diseases, point-of-care testing enables laboratory tests to be performed outside of hospital environments, patient treatment can be delivered over wide geographic areas and wireless sensor networks are able to collect and send physiological data. Increasingly, this technology leads to the development of large databases of sensitive electronic patient information. There is public interest into the secondary use of this data; many concerns are voiced about the involvement of private companies and the security and privacy of this data, but at the same time, these databases present a valuable source of clinical information which can drive health informatics and clinical research, leading to improved patient treatment. In this position paper, we argue that for health informatics projects to be successful, public concerns over the secondary use of patient data need to be addressed in the design and implementation of the technology and conduct of the research project.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The CHART-ADAPT project is a collaboration be- tween the University of Glasgow, Aridhia, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and Philips Healthcare. It has been co-funded by Innovate UK (ref:102113).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Piper, Dr Ian and Kinsella, Professor John and Hawthorne, Dr Christopher and Moss, Miss Laura and Shaw, Mr Martin
Authors: Moss, L., Shaw, M., Piper, I., Hawthorne, C., and Kinsella, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
ISBN:9789897582134
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