Examining the Dark Side of the Health Data Boom – Digital Health Illustrated – Episode 1 (Part 2)


Last week, I announced the premiere of Digital Health Illustrated, a video blog series featuring new thinking, original research and more about how digital technologies are influencing health globally. The first episode of the series (which is divided into two parts) focuses on health data.  In part 1, I discussed the basics of health data, including the types of information being collected, analyzed and shared by consumers, health professionals and others.

In part 2, which you can access below, I ask (and answer) an important question:  is there a dark side to the health data boom?  Specifically, what are the privacy and security issues associated with health data collection, analysis and sharing?  More importantly, what do health consumers think about health data?  Are they willing to share this information? Do they have any concerns? Watch this episode of Digital Health Illustrated for answers.


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Reports, Data and Resources Mentioned in This Episode

  • ePatient 2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing HealthcareLearn More
  • Report on Health Data Written by Health Economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Here’s Looking At You: How Personal Health Information Gets Tracked And UsedLearn More
  • Makovsky Health and Kelton Research Survey on Consumer Health Data Sharing PreferencesLearn More
Fard Johnmar

About the Author

Fard Johnmar is founder and president of Enspektos, LLC, which powers digihealth pulse. Enspektos is an innovation consultancy focused on helping health organizations use digital technologies to spark action among consumers, healthcare providers, caregivers and others. He is also a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research, a global think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new and emerging communications tools and technologies.  He also is co-author of ePatient 2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Health Care.

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