Social Impact of Big Data in Australian Healthcare
This paper illustrates some of the potential risks th at may arise through the application of big data processing and da ta mining applications when applied to Healthcare data within Australia. This is only possible when a common linking factor exists and can be used to ag gregate the many repositories of data collected for an individual. Using th e specific case of Australia and the international understanding of big data in healthcare, the paper posits that the risks are international but that the perception of risk has a dependence on culture and attitudes and that the treatment, extent and effect of risk is determined differentially by a country’s ex isting laws and its perception of future risk due to new applications of big data.
Peter SUMMONS, Brian REGAN