Is ‘Big Data’ a big deal for healthcare in Canada? A survey to learn what people think about the use of large data sets for research purposesLEAD RESEARCHER:
Dr. Linda Li; Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia; Senior Research Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada.
Phone: (604) 207 4020
Email: email@example.comPURPOSE OF THIS STUDY:
Big Data, in health care, is large and complex sets of data that have information routinely collected on patients’ health and their use of health care systems, such as their reason for visiting a hospital, laboratory results, reason for visiting a doctor or hospital, and medication prescribed.
The purpose of this study is to understand the public’s knowledge and opinions about the use of Big Data in Canadian health research.