Authors

Richa Khanna

Document Type

Perspective

Publication Title

Emory Corp. Governance & Accountability Rev. Perspectives

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

Big data" refers to massive amounts of information ranging from a combination of clinical, genetic, social and other data that is collected from multiple sources and interpreted by analytics to provide an overview of trends or patterns. Physicians hope to use this data to identify patients who are at risk for certain illnesses and thus, likely to be 'high-cost', meaning repeat users of expensive health care services. Big data can certainly be useful for treating healthy patients as well. The hope is that it will be able to predict who's likely to have a health issue later in his/her lifetime. Many believe that big data can help anticipate patient needs. Though patients can benefit from consumer data, the financial motivations and privacy implications for this cannot be overlooked. This article seeks to explain the impact of big data and offer ways to manage the associated risk.

First Page

2007

Volume

2

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