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 Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, Porto, Portugal, 21-23 Feb 2017, pp. 463-468. ISBN 9789897582134 (doi: 10.5220/0006251504630468)

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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, publi c 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
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kinsella, Professor John and Piper, Dr Ian and Hawthorne, Dr Christopher and Moss, Dr Laura and Shaw, Dr 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

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