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  • Open Data in Health Care

    Tom Pollard Leo Anthony Celi

    Chapter from the book: Moore, S. 2014. Issues in Open Research Data.


    First paragraph: As we pass through life in the digital era we leave a health trajectory in our wake. Phones, shopping habits, and visits to the doctor create a trace of data that can be used to not only assess our past and present wellbeing, but also forecast the future. To some, this is an unparalleled opportunity to improve health care, whereas to others it is an emerging threat to civil liberty. Most of us camp somewhere between the two poles: we see the rewards and we acknowledge the concerns. The question is how we move past this point, when business models and legal frameworks, built for a pre-internet world, struggle to keep up with the pace of change (Park & VanRoekel 2013).

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    Pollard T. & Celi L. 2014. Open Data in Health Care. In: Moore, S (ed.), Issues in Open Research Data. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/ban.h

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    Published on Dec. 19, 2014


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