Big Data opens opportunities for improving healthcare when balanced with the right privacy of personal data


29 June – During its European Affairs Committee in the framework of the XXXVIth General Assembly in Antwerp, AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies concluded that Big Data in healthcare gives a lot of opportunities that must be used, in good balance with the rights of patients to privacy of personal data. Data on diagnosis and treatment of citizens in addition to their healthcare status can lead to more personalized and effective treatment of the patients.