Continuously providing personal data on a connected device is not a reassuring act for a large number of people. This is all the more delicate when it comes to health information. Indeed, the issue of data security is often controversial. Where does the information entered when sent to a site go? Who uses them? Will they be shared without my knowledge? These questions are completely legitimate insofar as no one wishes to communicate certain personal information, whether it is their date of birth or the attack of an illness. If several controversies exist concerning personal data shared without the knowledge of users, it is however necessary to distinguish things. In particular, care must be taken to distinguish between free health

comfort applications and for personal use, with the devices put in place to connect the patient to the doctor. In the first case, the tool can be a simple gadget to improve the daily life of its user. Reading the general conditions of use is important, knowing that some applications do not involve a doctor behind but potentially a lambda start-up likely to be linked to other third parties or web giants. This was the case, for example, with some menstrual tracking apps that shared user data with Facebook and other third-party services without their knowledge. This kind of mishap can be avoided as long as the user makes sure of the

My Doctor Will Become A Robot

conditions stipulated by the tool in question concerning its use and in particular the processing of personal data. As mentioned in a previous article, “the digital accentuates legal issues that already exist in the world of health ”, hence the existence of very specific data protection legislation, as well as of law firms specializing in the field. 2. These are gadgets that serve as a marketing asset Smartphones, watches and connected bracelets: all are now linked to integrated functions in order to “track” one’s health. A simple glance at his watch, and we have access to a multitude of data on our state of health. Yes but, within what

limit? Are they simple gadgets or services that really relate to an existing need? Companies seem to have understood that MedTech was on the rise, and that health applications could convince future users. Health-related applications are driving growth in smartwatch sales, according to IDC . From the number of steps taken to the level of glucose in the blood, it is now enough to look at your watch to have this information. However, these data are not always reliable and most of the time useless without the advice of a doctor to analyze them. The need can then be called into question. And yet, web giants like Google are investing

Remote Medicine Is Unreliable

heavily in health. From a simple marketing asset, this subject takes on an important scale with the objective of improving the health of the greatest number of people. 3. “My doctor will become a robot” Machines take an important place in most everyday actions, and some actions do not even or very little require humans. So much so that some developed AIs are now capable of detecting diseases (cf. Google which has developed an AI capable of detecting lung cancer), sometimes with more accuracy than doctors! The question then arises: at the speed at which robotics is developing, when will we be fully supported and

cared for by robots? Not right away, anyway. Indeed, there still exist (and will perhaps always exist …) blockages to the 100% autonomous processing of health data, and some health professionals also assert that they will always have a central role in the interpretation of these data. data. Indeed, if the machines can be autonomous in their operation, they always require the human brain in order to analyze the coherence of the results or diagnoses. Not to mention that most of the tools available on our connected objects are more measurement tools (cf. blood glucose meter via mobile application) which also serve as a relay between

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