Big Data Healthcare Project Raises Privacy Issues

Gov Info Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Some privacy experts are raising concerns about Truveta, a new big data collaborative research effort involving 14 U.S. healthcare providers. The providers plan to share de-identified data on tens of millions of patients in an effort to advance personalized medicine - targeted treatments - through the development of an artificial intelligence and machine learning-based platform.

The participants in Truveta are: AdventHealth, Advocate Aurora Health, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Bon Secours Mercy Health, CommonSpirit Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, Henry Ford Health System, Memorial Hermann Health System, Northwell Health, Novant Health, Providence Health System, Sentara Healthcare, Tenet Health and Trinity Health.

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