Secondary Data for Global Health Digitalization

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Anatol-Fiete Näher

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Carina Nina Vorisek

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Core Facility Digital Medicine and Interoperability

Sophie Anne Ines Klopfenstein

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Moritz Lehne

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Sylvia Thun

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Shada AlSalamah

World Health Organization (WHO)

Sameer Pujari

World Health Organization (WHO)

Dominik Heider

University of Marburg

Wolfgang Ahrens

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS

Iris Pigeot

University of Bremen

Georg Marckmann

LMU - Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich

Mirjam Jenny

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Bernhard Renard

University of Potsdam - Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)

Max von Kleist

Robert Koch Institute

Lothar H. Wieler

Robert Koch Institute

Linus Grabenhenrich

Robert Koch Institute

Date Written: March 28, 2022

Abstract

Significant opportunities for global health intelligence arise from the combined and optimized usage of secondary data indicating health status. Meant for purposes other than those intended by reuse, these data are gathered from novel sources such as mobile apps, wearable devices, the world wide web, electronic health records, or genome sequencing. In order to utilize the full potential of such data, we offer guidance by outlining available data types and existing approaches for data processing. Furthermore, we propose indicators for the regulatory, qualitative, and ethical assessment of strategies for the better usage of secondary data. This supports more precise and effective policy decision-making leading to earlier detection and better prevention of emerging global health threats.

Note:
Funding Information: This work has been made possible by the funding received as part of the NFDI4Health project financed by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, grant number 442326535). MK also acknowledgesfunding from the Germany Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF, grant number 01KI2016).

Declaration of Interests: We declare no competing interests.

Keywords: Secondary Health Data, Data Quality, Data Management, Digitalization, Global Health

JEL Classification: C80, C83, I18, O32

Suggested Citation

Näher, Anatol-Fiete and Vorisek, Carina Nina and Klopfenstein, Sophie Anne Ines and Lehne, Moritz and Thun, Sylvia and AlSalamah, Shada and Pujari, Sameer and Heider, Dominik and Ahrens, Wolfgang and Pigeot, Iris and Marckmann, Georg and Jenny, Mirjam and Renard, Bernhard and von Kleist, Max and Wieler, Lothar H. and Grabenhenrich, Linus, Secondary Data for Global Health Digitalization (March 28, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4068313 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4068313

Anatol-Fiete Näher (Contact Author)

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ( email )

Charitéplatz 1
Berlin, DE Berlin 10117
Germany

Carina Nina Vorisek

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Core Facility Digital Medicine and Interoperability ( email )

Berlin
Germany

Sophie Anne Ines Klopfenstein

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ( email )

Charitéplatz 1
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Moritz Lehne

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ( email )

Charitéplatz 1
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Sylvia Thun

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin ( email )

Charitéplatz 1
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Shada AlSalamah

World Health Organization (WHO) ( email )

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

Sameer Pujari

World Health Organization (WHO) ( email )

20 Avenue Appia
Geneva 27, CH-1211
Switzerland

Dominik Heider

University of Marburg

Universitätsstrasse 24
D-35032 Marburg, D-35032
Germany

Wolfgang Ahrens

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS ( email )

Achterstraße 30
Bremen, 28359
Germany

Iris Pigeot

University of Bremen

Universitaetsallee GW I
Bremen, D-28334
Germany

Georg Marckmann

LMU - Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich ( email )

Germany

Mirjam Jenny

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Human Development ( email )

Lentzeallee 94
D-14195 Berlin, 14195
Germany

Bernhard Renard

University of Potsdam - Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) ( email )

Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3,
Potsdam
Germany

Max Von Kleist

Robert Koch Institute ( email )

Berlin
Germany

Lothar H. Wieler

Robert Koch Institute ( email )

Berlin
Germany

Linus Grabenhenrich

Robert Koch Institute ( email )

Berlin
Germany

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