Healthcare Waste Management and Application Through Big Data Analytics

  • Poorti Sahni
  • Ginni Arora
  • Ashwani Kumar DubeyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 799)


Healthcare is one most rapidly growing and largest sector in India. Healthcare comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, telemedicine, health insurance and medical equipment. Such a large industry generates huge amount of waste such as syringes, needles, disposable scalpels and blades, used cotton and bandages, plastic and glass bottles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other infectious waste. Waste is not managed properly due to lack of awareness about the health hazards related to health-care waste, inadequate training in proper waste management, absence of waste management and disposal systems, insufficient financial and human resources, and low priority to the task connected with the health-care wastes. This paper highlights the use of Big Data Analytics to provide application of healthcare waste in agriculture and disaster management sector. The predictions show that if planning is adequate then waste of one sector can be fully utilized in another sector with low cost.


Health care waste management Big data 3R’S Data analytics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poorti Sahni
    • 1
  • Ginni Arora
    • 1
  • Ashwani Kumar Dubey
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Information TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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