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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 forces

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Authors
Chiang, Catherine H.
Subjects
quantified-self movement
data aggregation
data sharing
account aggregators
screen scraping
healthcare
personal finance
Porter's Five Forces
competitive forces
information security
privacy
data security and interoperability
Advisors
Nieto-Gomez, Rodrigo
Rollins, John
Date of Issue
2016-09
Date
Sep-16
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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This thesis explores possible solutions to secure the aggregation and sharing of healthcare's quantified-self data, based on lessons from the personal financial industry. To address this concern, Porter's 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 industry's higher threat of new entrants and the bargaining power of suppliers. Therefore, healthcare leaders should improve consumer benefits by transforming their industry's 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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National Security Affairs
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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