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Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Pages7626-7629
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

This paper describes a case study for collecting digital footprint data for the purpose of health data mining. The case study involved 20 subjects residing in Finland who were instructed to collect data from registries which they evaluated to be useful for understanding their health or health behaviour, current or past. 11 subjects were active, sending 100 data requests to 49 distinct organizations in total. Our results indicate that there are still practical challenges in collecting actionable digital footprint data. Our subjects received a total of 75 replies (reply rate of 75.0%) and 61 datasets (reception rate of 61%). Out of the received data, 44 datasets (72.1%) were delivered in paper format, 4 (6.6%) in portable document format and 13 (21.3%) in structured digital form. The time duration between the sending of the information requests and reception of a reply was 26.4 days on the average.

Keywords

  • Banking, Data mining, Education, Insurance, Medical services, Organizations, Portable document format

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland