Big Data & Health
The increasing use of medical data induces a switch from symptom-based diagnostics to prognoses that are based on a specific patient's history and genetics, relative to communities of patients. It involves assessing and managing risks rather than pathologies. This activity, based on medical, financial, ethical and societal criteria, gives health insurance companies and organizations a prominent place. What will be the impact on the health system and the care provided? In addition, connected objects can be used to collect very accurate information about the patient's daily life, but the confidentiality level and the status of the data are still unclear. How does this approach transform the caregiver-patient relationship? How are the actions of curing and caring re-articulated? Do we move towards a more holistic and preventative approach to medicine? What is the impact of this trend on the patient's status? Does anyone, even in good health, have to be considered as a patient?