The health care industry is working to deploy innovative digital solutions which integrate big data technologies, all while preserving privacy and addressing other ethical concerns.
Janssen R&D Head of Epidemiology Analytics Dr. Patrick Ryan recently discussed the issue with Outsourcing-Pharma, noting the key challenge of incorporating advanced technology while keeping patients’ information safe and secure.
” … We need to do this in a manner that protects patient privacy and respects the interests of those who contribute to the data collection or could be impacted by the data use,” Ryan tells Outsourcing-Pharma.
Another hurdle for the industry is determining exactly what constitutes “reliable evidence,” and reaching consensus across all scientific disciplines and stakeholders.
“That consensus is a necessary pre-requisite before determining appropriate governance for how and when these observational data can be used by which analytical methods to meet the scientific needs of the community,” Ryan said.