Big Data, Open Data & eHealth Innovation


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Big Data and Open Data is happening in many sectors. Health sector is exploding with innovation in the cloud with apps and services. For the many challenges for eHealth in the cloud, there are almost unlimited opportunities.

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Big Data, Open Data & eHealth Innovation

  1. 1. BIG Data, OPEN Data &Accelerating Heath Innovation in the CloudCentre for Global eHealth Innovation Jury Konga, PrincipalR. Fraser Elliot Building eGovFutures GroupUniversity Health NetworkToronto, Ontario. February 21, 2013.
  2. 2. Acknowledgements• Neil McEvoy for coordinating• Location Host –• WWW – best library EVER• Health sector – thank you for all you do for all of us!Jury Konga 2Open by Design TM
  3. 3. Overview • BIG Data – how big? • Open Data – government, science, corporate • Innovation in eHealth • Opportunities & Challenges in the CloudJury Konga 3Open by Design TM
  4. 4. BIG Data is BIG in the Health Sector “More than 2.5 exabytes (2.5 quintillion bytes) of data are created every single day, and that number keeps growing” 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte MaRS Data Catalyst 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte 1000 Exabytes = 1 ZettabyteJury Konga 4 by Design TMOpen Source:
  5. 5. Open Data - new era in accessibility “A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.” ….. also needs to be machine readable with an acceptable Terms of Use agreementJury Konga 5Open by Design TM
  6. 6. Open Data - it’s pervasive in GovernmentOver 55 participating countries Over 180 Open Data portals Jury Konga 6 Open by Design TM
  7. 7. Open Data - it’s gathering steam in ScienceJury Konga 7Open by Design TM
  8. 8. Open Data Potential – Scale & Integrate Public Municipal Service Find the data Provincial Federal Share the data External Academia, Non- OpenData. Profits, Data Linkages OpenData.CA Community EARTH (e.g. World Bank) Groups OpenStreetMap Community Updates USEEvolved from Data Infra-structure model circa 1994 the dataSource: Municipal Open Government Framework, 2010 Jury Konga 8 Open by Design TM
  9. 9. Open Data Potential – the AnalyticsJury Konga 9Open by Design TM
  10. 10. Using Open Data - a Larger Societal View Wellbeing Ontario RGIS Real-time Global Information Sensors networkWellbeing Earth Jury Konga Open by Design TM Wellbeing Canada 10
  11. 11. Using Open Data - a Larger Societal View Personal Health Wellbeing Local Health Regional Healthmultiple Providers Regional Health Analytics & Regional Health Analytics & Database Health Regional Analytics & Regional/Provincial Health industry Database & Analyticsmultiple Database Health Analytics & Suppliers Database Database Research Real-time Open Health Community e.g. Information Network National Health Analytics & Database e.g. Personal Access: Jury Konga Open by Design TM e.g. U.S. Veterans Affairs 11
  12. 12. Innovation in eHealthiTriage- Web & mobile - Applications • Multi-function health app including  Assessing symptoms  Finding service facilities  Details on conditions  Prescription info  Medical procedures  My iTriage  Health news  What about hospital info such as real-time wait times? Success in surgeries ….. Jury Konga 12 Open by Design TM
  13. 13. Innovation in eHealth - ApplicationsHealth Inspections – Mobile & Web apps • Open Data - Health inspections • Location & status with historical data • Focus typically on restaurants … others possible including hotels, public restrooms, transit Jury Konga 13 Open by Design TM
  14. 14. Innovation in eHealth - Communities in the cloud • Creating virtual communities • Crowdsourcing data • Valuable online knowledge serviceJury Konga 14Open by Design TM
  15. 15. Innovation in eHealth - Virtual visits, Telemedicine & Personal StatsJury Konga 15Open by Design TM
  16. 16. Innovation in eHealth Data, Data, Data SaaS, IaaS, PaaSJury Konga 16Open by Design TM
  17. 17. Challenges in & around the eHealth Cloud • Privacy & Security • Inclusiveness • Knowledge Management • Culture shift to Open Data • Informed/Contextualized analytics • BROADBAND … Gigacities needed today!Jury Konga 17Open by Design TM
  18. 18. Opportunities for Innovative eHealth in the Cloud … it’s almost limitless Cloud Computing in Health - White Paper Canada Health Infoway “The health care sector in Canada should give serious consideration to the use of cloud technologies and deployment models for the delivery of their health IT systems.” Canada Health Infoway 2013-14 Corporate Plan Objectives “1. Explore New Ways to Improve the Patient Experience 2. Invest in Innovation 3. Build Electronic Health Records for Canadians 4. Get Key Information to the Point of Care”Jury Konga 18Open by Design TM
  19. 19. Thank you Jury Konga, Principal eGovFutures Group Twitter @jkonga Skype jury.konga KongaOpen by Design TM