Big Data vs. Tuberculosis

The government of India’s goal to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 is both admirable and ambitious. Tuberculosis was not only responsible for the death of 1.6 million people in 2017, but is also one of the top causes of death from a single infection agent, even topping AIDS (WHO, 2018). For …

Data and Health: The ‘yes, but(s)’ of Health Insurance Providers Tracking Your Fitness Data

Responsible data. Those were the words that stuck with me after reading the post by Samar Riaz on this very blog and stayed with me as I read the following article. Suzanne Barlyn, writing for Reuters, covers the story of John Hancock’s move to ‘sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones’.