Accession Number : AD1029685

Title :   Securing Healthcare's Quantified-Self Data: A Comparative Analysis Versus Personal Financial Account Aggregators Based on Porter's Five Forces Framework for Competitive Force

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Chiang,Catherine H

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : This thesis explores possible solutions to secure the aggregation and sharing of healthcares quantified-self data, based on lessons from the personal financial industry. To address this concern, Porters Five Forces Framework is used to understand how consumers are impacted by the two sectors differences in legislation, technology, and security. The analysis in this thesis indicates that consumers of financial account aggregators benefit from more secure and interoperable services. In contrast, users of healthcare aggregators are negatively affected by the healthcare industrys higher threat of new entrants and the bargaining power of suppliers. Therefore, healthcare leaders should improve consumer benefits by transforming their industrys competitive forces to mimic those of the financial services industry. To accomplish this goal, industry leaders could focus on filling the gap in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for self-generated data, improving security innovations, and attracting third-party developers to secure data interoperability.

Descriptors :   health services , wearable technology , health care , finance , cost effectiveness , theses , information security , interoperability , legislation , data analysis , mobile application software , information security , mobile phones , telemedicine , biometric security

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE