This Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) note on “Big Data and Public Health” considers the growing use of patients’ health records and large-scale medical and administrative datasets as valuable sources of information for the study and improvement of health. POST Note PN 474 examines the various data sources and their potential uses for health improvement. Legal and practical issues are discussed.
Border, P. (2014). Big data and public health. London: POST (Great Britain. Parliament. Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology), July 22nd 2014. (POSTnote no. PN 474).
Big Data Overview: POST Note PN 468
Big data means data on a scale or complexity which makes it challenging to use. POST Note PN 468 investigates definitions of big data and concerns about how it might be used. This introduction to the topic discusses the management, use and regulation of big data.
Harriss, L. (2014). Big Data Overview. London: POST (Great Britain. Parliament. Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology), July 15th 2014. (POSTnote no. PN 468).