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Big Data in Healthcare - Opportunities and Challenges


  • Adriana Gabriela ALEXANDRU
  • Irina Miruna RADU
  • Madalina - Lavinia BIZON


Healthcare system has evolved once with technology, trying to improve the quality of living and save human lives. Big data is nowadays one of the most important domain of future technology and has gain attention of the healthcare system. This article investigates the advantages and disadvantages of using this technology in healthcare, as they are perceived by the publications and media. To achieve this aims, this paper analyze different documentation and underline the important aspect presented in there. This study can be used as an overview on how big data is noticed by the large public and how is used in saving lives.

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  • Adriana Gabriela ALEXANDRU & Irina Miruna RADU & Madalina - Lavinia BIZON, 2018. "Big Data in Healthcare - Opportunities and Challenges," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 22(2), pages 43-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:22:y:2018:i:2:p:43-54

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    1. Herschel, Richard & Miori, Virginia M., 2017. "Ethics & Big Data," Technology in Society, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 31-36.
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