Friday lunchtime lecture: Healthcare data collection - for good or ill?

Friday 13 September 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

With the development of new hardware devices, personal health apps and the ability to process large amounts of data sets, we now have unprecedented means to improve and personalise health care for all.

Yet such a proliferation of data, across many providers, often utilising always-on devices, raises questions such as - who does the data belong to, how should this data be managed, should patients have the right to access the many readings taken of them within a hospital to manage their own overall care?

Technologists have made breakthroughs to do this in a coherent framework of user rights in regards to privacy, user rights and establishing a clear boundary of what is acceptable. Can this work for healthcare?

Yodit Stanton, founder of Atomic Data Labs, explored the challenges and the moral questions that collecting device data is raising.