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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Researchers spotlight the lie of ‘anonymous’ data

Researchers spotlight the lie of ‘anonymous’ data Researchers from two universities in Europe have published a method they say is able to correctly re-identify 99.98% of individuals in anonymized datasets with just 15 demographic attributes. Their model suggests complex datasets of personal information cannot be protected against re-identification by current methods of […]

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Zava bags $32M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe

Zava bags M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe More money is being injected into the telehealth space in Europe. Zava, a long-time player that bills its online service as offering a “discreet and convenient” alternative to an in-person doctor visit, has just announced a $32 million Series A round, […]

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EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches […]

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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which said today that it’s […]

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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to UK hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinicial alerts and task management healthcare […]

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, […]

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Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals

Siilo injects .1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have even crept into hospitals, as time-strapped doctors reach for […]

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Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be the fourth market for […]

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Femtech hardware startup Elvie inks strategic partnership with UK’s NHS

Femtech hardware startup Elvie inks strategic partnership with UK’s NHS Elvie, a femtech hardware startup whose first product is a sleek smart pelvic floor exerciser, has inked a strategic partnership with the UK’s National Health Service that will make the device available nationwide through the country’s free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare service so at no direct […]

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