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The Role of Data Analytics in Enhancing (and Undermining) Healthcare Information Security

September 8, 2015
12:15pm - 12:45pm
General Session

Information technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to improve the healthcare system.  There are three significant trends underway:

Widespread data collection through pervasive computing;
Expanded sharing of the collected data; and
Advances in analytical tools to analyze the data

Unfortunately, the emerging opportunities come with concomitant risk.  What are the potential implications for healthcare organizations?  This session describes:

Specific examples of opportunities offered by data analytics;
Challenges healthcare organizations face in incorporating analytical approaches; and
Emerging societal vulnerabilities that accompany the digitization of healthcare


Sam Ransbotham

Associate Professor, Information Systems
Boston College

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