Health and Big Data: An Ethical Framework for Health Information Collection by Corporate Wellness Programs

  title={Health and Big Data: An Ethical Framework for Health Information Collection by Corporate Wellness Programs},
  author={Ifeoma Ajunwa and Kate Crawford and Joel Ford},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  pages={474 - 480}
This essay details the resurgence of wellness program as employed by large corporations with the aim of reducing healthcare costs. The essay narrows in on a discussion of how Big Data collection practices are being utilized in wellness programs and the potential negative impact on the worker in regards to privacy and employment discrimination. The essay offers an ethical framework to be adopted by wellness program vendors in order to conduct wellness programs that would achieve cost-saving… 
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