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Application of Big Data in Public Health

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DOI: 10.25236/cseem.2020.021

Author(s)

Muxi Zhen

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Muxi Zhen

Abstract

Big Data is the massive information from various sources that can be analyzed and is characterized by data growing in dimensions. It can be applied in the field of public health. The application of Big Data in the public health domain would affect the whole population, especially in this era of global public health. Meanwhile, there are challenges in implementing Big Data in public health surveillance. Therefore, there must be appropriate governance frameworks and regulations in the use of Big Data to ensure the safe storage and use of personal data. The government plays an important role in it. In this paper, the application of Big Data in Public Health field is been discussed with both the advantages and challenges. In the end of the paper, the countermeasures and suggestions are also given as references for further study.

Keywords

Big data, Public health, Stakeholders, Governance frameworks and regulations