6 February 2018
What is citizen generated data? What are the implications of citizens generating increasing amounts of health-related data outside of the healthcare setting? What opportunities and challenges does this pose for health services? What is the value of harnessing this data for health?
Traditionally most health related data has been produced in the healthcare setting, but this dynamic is beginning to change. Citizens are creating masses of data outside of the healthcare setting by interacting with various digital technologies - this data could help inform disease prevention and improve treatment strategies at both the level of the health system and the individual patient. To date there has been relatively little focus on the impact of citizen generated health data and the opportunities and challenges to harnessing this data for health. We want to help explore whether and how this data could be used effectively to improve our health.
Citizen generated data includes all the data we produce, whether for specific health-related purposes, lifestyle goals or just by interacting with a 21st century, digitally enabled world.
Briefing note - What is citizen generated data?
Briefing note - Citizen generated data: the ethics of remote patient monitoring
Are you interested in citizen generated data? If you are interested in contributing to our project, please get in touch with our policy analyst Dr Sarah Cook on 01223 761907.