Isobel Rorison

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These Healthcare Data Companies Earn Millions by Making Employees Healthier, Saving Their Employers Boatloads of Money

12 min read<p>She may have told only her partner and her parents, but data collected by Castlight Health could predict a female employee's pregnancy before she has announced the news to her co-workers.<p>The San Francisco-based company will make this determination by looking at a woman’s age, the ZIP …

Digital Health

What's Fueling the Surge in Health Data Breaches?

Breaches in the healthcare sector are continuing to surge, in part, because cybercriminals are building big data resources that can be used to fuel …

Health Information

Big talk about big data, but little collaboration

There's been much talk lately about big data's potential value in treating cancer, but little effort has been made to make big data bigger — and more …

Should the NHS share patient data with Google's DeepMind?

In giving Google access to the healthcare data of nearly 1.6 million patients, the NHS has used a loophole around "implied consent". It did not …

Google's DeepMind shouldn't suck up our NHS records in secret

The revelation that 1.6 million patients’ records are being used by the company’s artificial intelligence arm rings alarm bells<p>When it was revealed that Google’s London-based company DeepMind would be able to access the NHS records of 1.6 million patients who use three London hospitals run by the …

Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

It’s no secret that Google has broad ambitions in healthcare. But a document obtained by New Scientist reveals that the tech giant’s collaboration …

Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative Is The Ultimate Big-Data Project

Curing both rare diseases and common cancers doesn’t just require new research, but also linking all the data that researchers already have.<p>Modern medicine is incredibly data-intensive, especially now that doing a full genetic sequencing of every patient is becoming affordable and more prevalent. …

Digital Health

Using Big Data to Make Wiser Medical Decisions

As the chief information officer of a large academic medical center, I oversee four petabytes of data. Is that “big data”? I have little difficulty storing, securing, and accessing it, so I’m not sure it qualifies as big. To me, the bigness of data is not its absolute size, but the task of …

Digital Health

Hidden in Plain Sight

While building the data product at mySidewalk, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking and working on how to best help make communities easier to …

Data privacy in app-verse challenging: study

"Our research on privacy suggests that Americans' attitudes are highly contextual—users might be happy to share a particular piece of information in …

Apps

6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution

Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.<p>…