Dr Cheung Ngai-tseung, head of the Hospital Authority’s information technology and health informatics, introduces the Hospital Authority’s big data lab at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre on March 26. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong medical landmark: Hospital Authority to allow local researchers access to city’s first big data health care platform

  • Total of 280 terabytes, or 280,000 gigabytes, of health data from more than 25 years of records will be available
  • Data includes medication records and test results, but patients’ personal information to remain private

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Dr Cheung Ngai-tseung, head of the Hospital Authority’s information technology and health informatics, introduces the Hospital Authority’s big data lab at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre on March 26. Photo: David Wong
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