The promises of data-driven healthcare abound. New technologies that run the gamut from artificial intelligence to health apps on your smartphone can lead to greater efficiencies in health care systems, allow those with chronic diseases to manage their illnesses, and educate people in healthier lifestyles. Data-driven techniques of this kind are being adopted, and with data analytics and machine learning, doctors are now getting a more detailed picture of the progression of diseases.
But more digital data in health can also increase the risk of unintended consequences, for example, enabling discrimination, the conference heard. Full article available here.