According to an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chiny by 2020 plans to have set up the world’s largest health data pool, covering over 1,4 billion people. Big data in health services will involve people’s basic medical conditions, medical service, disease control and prevention, food safety and healthcare, covering an individual’s life cycle. He pointed out that data safety and privacy of individuals must be ensured, but on the other hand big data will help people enjoy more targeted and effective medical treatment.

CAS news release, June 28, 2016