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How Much Do You Know About Big Data in Healthcare?

Published October 05, 2018

Big data holds enormous potential.


But it also comes with significant risks and drawbacks when it comes to healthcare and patient privacy.

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 is hosting a 2-day symposium exploring the ethical risks and rewards of incorporating big data into the healthcare landscape. We'll discuss how to navigate recruitment and consent in clinical trials; privacy protection and data ownership; corporate responsibility and compliance; and much more.

This event is sold out, however we will be livestreaming the full conference for those unable to attend in-person. Click here to learn more about how to join us via the web.