Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’ -

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’. The contact-tracing app U-turn “shouldn’t distract us” from pressing the government for clearer information on how it is using health data, a cybersecurity and privacy expert has warned. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, raised concerns about the companies with “strong[…]

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership -

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership

Health Data Research UK launches £1m data science partnership. Health Data Research UK has launched a new opportunity for organisations to improve patient care through analysing large-scale data. The work will include up to four projects and a new partnership that will integrate with Health Data Research UK’s (HDRUK) existing research programmes. The Better Care[…]

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit -

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit

Full power of innovative technologies ‘will not be achieved’ in no-deal Brexit.  The full power of innovative digital technologies “will not be achieved” if the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal, TechUK has warned. It comes amid concerns there may be delays in sharing health data between the UK and the[…]

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes -

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes

Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes. Credit: CC0 Public Domain As medicine becomes both bigger and more personalized, the need for massive databases of patient records, such as the 1 million person All of Us Research Program, become increasingly essential to fueling both new discoveries and translational treatments. But the looming,[…]