Should we worry about the privacy of data with biomedical sensors?
In healthcare data, privacy is important to get participation from patients and institutions. In this video, HealthMaker Robert McCray, president and CEO of Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, discusses the issue of privacy in health data.
It's critical that we have confidence, and so we have to have good systems that provide the reassurance to people and institutions
that their data will be secure. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Privacy is necessary in order for patients to willingly participate, for institutions to willingly participate.
We have to aggregate data from millions of patients in order to make the best decisions.
So it's critical that we have confidence, and so we have to have good systems that provide the reassurance to people and institutions
that their data will be secure. Probably one of the main threats right now
is, is it going to be used for marketing purposes? Probably more so, and certainly in certain areas
based on the structure of insurance, people are worried about somehow their employer or their insurer
learning about confidential information.
Fundamentally, it's a confidence issue. And it's one that is a challenge. It's an ongoing challenge that we will have.
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