Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining

Oguzhan Gencoglu, Heidi Similä, Harri Honko, Minna Isomursu

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Abstract

This paper describes a case study for collecting digital footprint data for the purpose of health data mining. The case study involved 20 subjects residing in Finland who were instructed to collect data from registries which they evaluated to be useful for understanding their health or health behaviour, current or past. 11 subjects were active, sending 100 data requests to 49 distinct organizations in total. Our results indicate that there are still practical challenges in collecting actionable digital footprint data. Our subjects received a total of 75 replies (reply rate of 75.0%) and 61 datasets (reception rate of 61%). Out of the received data, 44 datasets (72.1%) were delivered in paper format, 4 (6.6%) in portable document format and 13 (21.3%) in structured digital form. The time duration between the sending of the information requests and reception of a reply was 26.4 days on the average.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages7626 - 7629
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9271-8, 978-1-4244-9270-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015
Conference number: 37

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)1094-687X
ISSN (Electronic)1558-4615

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Abbreviated titleEMBS
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/08/1529/08/15

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Keywords

  • banking
  • data mining
  • education
  • insurance
  • medical services
  • organizations
  • portable document format

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Gencoglu, O., Similä, H., Honko, H., & Isomursu, M. (2015). Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 7626 - 7629). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320158
Gencoglu, Oguzhan ; Similä, Heidi ; Honko, Harri ; Isomursu, Minna. / Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. pp. 7626 - 7629
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Gencoglu, O, Similä, H, Honko, H & Isomursu, M 2015, Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining. in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, pp. 7626 - 7629, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, 25/08/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320158

Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining. / Gencoglu, Oguzhan; Similä, Heidi; Honko, Harri; Isomursu, Minna.

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. p. 7626 - 7629.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Gencoglu O, Similä H, Honko H, Isomursu M. Collecting a citizen's digital footprint for health data mining. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2015. p. 7626 - 7629 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320158