Big data in healthcare: how comfortable are you in your role as 'research patient'?

Anja Kueppers & Kyle McKinnon | Deutsche Welle | November 6, 2013
The UK's National Health Service is turning to IT in a big way, with plans to be completely paperless by 2018. More significantly, it wants to make much of that massive data supply transparent.

The UK's National Health Service has been set a goal: increase efficiency and improve patient care by going paperless by 2018.

But before that, the NHS is due to make public huge volumes of digital data derived from the patients for whom it has provided care.

In fact, that's happening right now.