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Connecting the dots: putting big data to work for health systems

Salcher, Maximilian ORCID: 0000-0002-5628-5266 (2017) Connecting the dots: putting big data to work for health systems. Eurohealth, 23 (1). ISSN 1356-1030

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Linking existing databases is seen as key to unlocking the potential of big data to revolutionise health care. Shared electronic health records and provider benchmarking can improve the quality of care, while linked databases are deemed enablers to support the transformation towards value-based health care. The wealth of collected data enables researchers to answer questions that are of high relevance for policy-makers, patients and providers. However, data privacy concerns pose a challenge to the integration of data sources. Effective use of big data to transform health care systems requires substantial commitment from all stakeholders and a strong governance framework.

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Additional Information: © 2017 WHO on behalf of European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:16

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