Using Personal Data to Advance Preventive Healthcare Services

Abstract

Services are becoming increasingly digitally enabled and data-driven. Big data, and especially a subset of big data called personal data, is expected to afford new levels of efficiency for service providers and various opportunities for personalization for customers. Healthcare sector specifically can benefit from the use of wide ranging personal data to accommodate for a holistic view of an individual’s overall health. However, few studies have focused on how to capitalize on this increasingly available resource. This study proposes the following research question: how can personal data be used to advance preventive healthcare services? This research contributes to the marketing and service research literature by extending the knowledge on using data to advance service by identifying seven key resources for integrating personal data by specifically addressing resource integration in the preventive healthcare domain.

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Tero Huhtala is a doctoral candidate at Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Finland. He holds a Masters’ degree from marketing, and is his research interests include the use of new technologies in services, such as the utilization of person-centric data, preventive healthcare, and exploring the business opportunities regarding artificial intelligence.

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Huhtala, T. Using Personal Data to Advance Preventive Healthcare Services. J Serv Sci Res 10, 77–115 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12927-018-0003-0

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Keywords

  • Data
  • Service
  • Preventive Healthcare
  • Resource
  • Resource Integration