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  • UN Special Rapporteur makes health-data protection recommendations

    In 2015, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations appointed its first Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci. Under his mandate, Prof. Cannataci produced this Recommendation for health-data protection (the “Recommendation”), along with an Explanatory Memorandum … Read more »

  • It’s my health data!

    In my last post, I wrote about some issues surrounding health data and data sets in the context of AI. Since then, I saw a couple of interesting items with respect to health data “ownership” that I wanted to share. What is “ownership” anyways? Before I go further, you may have noticed that I put […] … Read more »

  • Personalized medicine in the age of Big Data

    Intuitively, medical treatment that is tailored to our individual physical needs makes sense. For example, the best treatment for me for a particular condition may not be the best for you. This is the goal of personalized medicine. The scope of personalized medicine can be fuzzy, but the Centers for … Read more »

  • World Health Organization Digital Health Guidelines

    Recently  the World Health Organization (WHO) published a guideline entitled “Recommendations on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening.” The guideline responds to the World Health Assembly Resolution on Digital Health, approved by Member States in 2018, which tasked the WHO to provid … Read more »

  • Is a wave of digital health patent litigation coming?

    At least since the last century, the introduction of significant advances in technology is often accompanied by patent litigation. Many people will be aware of the numerous lawsuits brought in relation to computers or connectivity in the last couple of decades. However, they may not be aware that be … Read more »