The Opportunities, Challenges and Ethical Thinking of Medical Big Data

Yan-Ping LI, Lu WANG, Fen-Fen XIE, Yuan CHAI, Shi-Ying WANG


The rise of medical big data has brought opportunities for accurate medical services and disease prediction, which can alleviate the contradiction caused by China's high quality medical resources shortage and medical development imbalance. However, the ethical issues such as the leakage of health privacy cannot be ignored. As a socialist country China insists on achieving basic medical health service public welfare, medical big data can serve the national health career only by carrying out the people-oriented concept, adhering to the socialist core values, establishing an effective management system and improving the laws and ethics system.


Development opportunities; Practical challenges; Ethical issues; Coping strategies


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