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

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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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.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Information Science

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