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

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 1,001)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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4 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Health and Big Data: An Ethical Framework for Health Information Collection by Corporate Wellness Programs
Published in
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1177/1073110516667943
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ifeoma Ajunwa, Kate Crawford, Joel S. Ford

Abstract

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 goals without undue burdens on the worker. The essay also offers some innovative approaches to wellness that may well better serve the goals of healthcare cost reduction.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 22%
Researcher 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 18 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 22 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 9%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 22 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2020.
All research outputs
#397,840
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#17
of 1,001 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,445
of 270,907 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#1
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