How Much Do You Know About Big Data in Healthcare?
Published October 05, 2018
Medical professionals know that in many cases, personalized approaches to medicine and a focus on root causes can lead to better outcomes in many circumstances. And big data could play a crucial role in helping to achieve that end. But drawing on large pools of very personal data, from GPS coordinates and internet searches to at-home genetic tests, comes with serious risks to patient privacy.
Along with the NYU School of Medicine, the Academy hosted a 2-day symposium exploring the ethical risks and rewards of incorporating big data into the healthcare landscape. We discussed how to navigate recruitment and consent in clinical trials; privacy protection and data ownership; corporate responsibility and compliance; and much more.
Get an in-depth summary of the conference in our eBriefing, "Big Data in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges."