Privacy campaigners have reacted with concern to the announcement by Health Secretary, Matt 'Prime Membership' Hancock, that the NHS and Amazon have done a deal to provide health advice through its Alexa smart speakers. The concerns need addressing although I feel a lot more chilled out about it than some of the things Alexa already … Continue reading A conversation with Alexa about public involvement in health – ‘Sorry, I don’t know that one.’ #digitalPPI
'I was averaging out at two meetings about digital per week before Christmas,' said my friend over coffee. As she said it I mused to myself that it must be at least one a day by now. Yes, 2019 has heralded more meetings, events and conferences about data, digital and AI than votes about Brexit … Continue reading What’s this screwed up ball of paper got to do with health data research? Read on.
Quite a few of Saturday's papers covered the health secretary's announcement that he wants the NHS to offer healthy 'volunteers' the option of paying to have their DNA analysed. The goal is to recruit 5 million volunteers resulting in masses of data which can be used by researchers to further understanding and develop new treatments. … Continue reading A view about the health secretary’s announcement on healthy volunteers and DNA tests
There's a part of me that's warming to the new Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock. At least he has a passion - technology. So much so, that the health tech sector and techies must be drooling at the prospects. Last week Mr Hancock set out his 'vision for a more tech-driven NHS' at … Continue reading ‘White hot heat’ is not good for a tech-driven NHS but patients and health profs could be – comment #AI