Lecture by Klaus Høyer

13.4.2023 klo 14:00



Data Paradoxes: The Politics of Intensified Data Sourcing in Contemporary Healthcare


In contemporary healthcare, everybody seems to want more data, of higher quality, on more people, and to use this data for a wider range of purposes. Policymakers present such pervasive data collection as leading to a healthcare system in which data can quickly, efficiently, and unambiguously be interpreted and provide better care for patients, more efficient administration, enhanced options for research, and accelerated economic growth. In practice, however, data are often difficult to interpret and the many purposes to which they are now put often undermine one another. Based on an analysis of data intensification in Denmark, a world leader in healthcare data infrastructures, Klaus Hoeyer suggests that data politics is best understood through paradoxes.

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