The Biggest Big Data Myths of 2013

Big data plagued businesses in 2013. The IT community should expect no less in 2014, as businesses of all sizes face the challenges big data presents and seek out ways to manage data growth.

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The biggest myth about Big Data using the entire nation's health information is that it was acquired legally.

Just ask anyone you know if they ever agreed to the hidden use of the most personal information about their minds and bodies by hidden corporations for "research" or any other use. The answer is "no".

The IPO filing by IMS Health Holdings at the SEC exposed the vast number of hidden health data sellers and buyers. Buying, aggregating, and selling the nation's health data is an "unfair and deceptive" trade practice.

Does the public know or expect that IMS (and many other hidden health data mining companies) buys and aggregates sensitive "prescription and promotional" records, "electronic medical records", "claims data", and more to create "comprehensive", "longitudinal" health records on "400 million" patients? Or that IMS buys "proprietary data sourced from over 100,000 data suppliers covering over 780,000 data feeds globally"?

Again, the answer is "no". Given the massive hidden theft, sale, and misuse of the nation's health information how can any physician, hospital, or health data holder represent that our personal health data is private, secure, or confidential?

Read IMS IPO filing at:http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1595262/000119312514000659/d628679ds1.htm

Learn more at:http://patientprivacyrights.org/2014/01/ims-health-files-ipo-legal/

Deborah C. Peel, MD
Founder and Chair, Patient Privacy Rights
Posted by DEBORAH P | Monday, January 20 2014 at 8:51AM ET
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