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Risks, Security, and Privacy for HIV/AIDS Data: Big Data Perspective

Risks, Security, and Privacy for HIV/AIDS Data: Big Data Perspective
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Author(s): Md Tarique Jamal Ansari (Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India) and Dhirendra Pandey (Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 23
Source title: Big Data Analytics in HIV/AIDS Research
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ali Al Mazari (Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3203-3.ch005

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Abstract

Big data has the potential to transform healthcare systems for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS by providing analytic tools that are capable of handling huge and different types of data at very fast speeds. Big data's transformative potential is also introverted by privacy and security requirements for HIV/AIDS patients' sensitive data that restrict health information exchange. Electronic health records provide the opportunity for HIV/AIDS patients to receive improved coordinated care from healthcare providers and easier access to their health information. This chapter discusses the various legal frameworks governing health information, dispels misconceptions about privacy regulations, and highlights how these legal frameworks provide privacy, confidentiality, and security to this sensitive information, and shows how EHRs can maximize the utility of big data to improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

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