Search Tag: personal data

People Centric Model to Harness User Value: Personal Data Spaces in Transformation of Health & Care

2022 29 Apr

To reap full benefit of ongoing health system transformation, digital health tools and services are urgently needed to equip citizens as patient, informal caregiver or family member. They are the most important, but least supported actors in healthcare, in need of digital health data and services for health management  activities at their personal... Read more

Google Acquires Fitbit

2019 11 Nov

Tech giant Google's formal purchase of Fitbit, the world's second largest wearable maker, in a deal worth $2.1 billion, finally put an end to a month of rumours.   In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google's SVP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, wrote the company sees "an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well... Read more

In Data We Trust

2019 26 Aug

An efficient mHealth network relies on patient data but provision of such data requires confidence that it is being sourced and used with integrity. spoke to three health data experts for their views on what healthcare can do to secure patient trust when it comes to accessing and using their data.   Jaana Sinipuro Project... Read more

A human-centric approach for data collection

2019 22 May

The promise of personalised medicine     Based on extensive market research, the precision medicine sector is fast becoming a multibillion market. It consists of innumerable companies involved in the research and development, manufacturing and commercialisation of several novel drugs and diagnostic kits to boost the precision medicine workflow... Read more

NHS counters GDPR with millions-strong research dataset

2018 06 Jun

In today's technology-driven world, data has become one of the most valuable commodities. And particularly in healthcare, the protection of personal data is of utmost importance. Just last month, the European Union introduced its new comprehensive data protection and privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While GPDR... Read more

IT Management

2018 30 Mar

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides better and stronger safeguards for personal data. It will protect all EU citizens and their data. GDPR was implemented in April 2016 and will be enforced in all EU Member States by the end of May 2018. Fines for failure to comply can be as high as €20 million or 4 percent of global turnover.... Read more

Apple Goes 'All-In-One' Healthy

2014 03 Jun

It came as no surprise when Apple announced their entry into the health information business at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), a major development of such nature had been expected for some time. Simply entitled ‘Health’, the innovative app works with the cloud-based health information platform ‘HealthKit’, offering a new kind... Read more

Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology

2014 03 Jun

Google Glass is not the only technology changing the view of people who embrace new developments in wireless wearables. Devices like Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand allow users to track health and fitness data via online databases, making it possible to see how many calories have been burned during any given workout. People with chronic diseases like diabetes... Read more