The NHS Needs To Get To Grips With Patient Privacy

I’ve written extensively about the importance of health data in the past year, with tremendous improvements in diagnostics, management and treatment of conditions possible, especially as we begin to capitalize on the power of artificial intelligence.

With great potential however comes great responsibility to do things the right way.  A recent report from the Royal Society highlighted the importance of exceptionally robust data governance to ensure that the public are confident that this most sensitive of data is managed correctly.

“Where there is value in accessing data that cannot be open – for example medical data or commercially sensitive industry data – ensuring there are frameworks and agreements in place which facilitate appropriate data sharing in these circumstances,” the report says.

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