The national data opt-out programme has been launched, with a view to allowing people to choose how their health data is used for research and planning.
The ‘Data Sharing and Technology: Exploring the attitudes of people with asthma’ report, which was put together by Asthma UK revealed that of the 3000 people who took part in the survey, 83% felt comfortable to share their information for research purposes.
In May, the London-based company signed two new deals with healthcare organisations in Singapore and Bahamas, creating 100 jobs across Britain.
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The One Microsoft partnership will see Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) given access to new AI solutions developed by computer science students at University College London (UCL).
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The three areas, which have a total population of around 14 million, will receive £7.5m over two years and are tasked with putting in place an electronic shared local health and care record by building on existing local work.
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It is understood Sheeran was asked to sign autographs and pose for photographs by some Ipswich Hospital staff while he was there in October 2017.
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The Data Security and Protection Toolkit, which replaces the previous Information Governance toolkit, has been designed to be a easier way to protect patient data.
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Internal documents, obtained by CNBC, reveal that a group of around ‘a dozen people’ are asked with making Alexa ‘more useful in the health-care field’, specifically targeting diabetes management, care for mothers and infants as well as the older generation.
Theresa May said the NHS and technology companies should use AI as a “new weapon” in research and hopes to see computer algorithms sorting through patient’s medical records, genetic data and lifestyle habits to try and spot cancer early on.
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