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Healthcare and data: how do we get it right?

On 13 September 2018, the Intellectual Forum co-hosted with Understanding Patient Data and Hal Hodson, a day-long public conference to explore, engage, discuss, and challenge, ideas around how we manage healthcare data.

Recently, Sir John Bell suggested that Artificial Intelligence could “save the NHS”.  However, the promise of such data-driven technologies will only be realised if the public have confidence in how they are developed and used, both for delivering care and for research. We know that one of the biggest concerns people have in this area is about companies having access to patient data and inappropriately exploiting patients or the NHS. With the introduction of GDPR, it is more important than ever to ensure fairness and transparency about how data is used, including how it is protected and regulated. The Information Commissioner has argued that privacy and innovation can go hand in hand, but how can we achieve this in practice in the health sector? 

Our experts explored this and other questions, opening up many more points to be explored. A report on the event can be found here.