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User: srikanthlogic Topic: Digihealth
Category: Tech
Last updated: Sep 25 2018 12:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Nandan Nilekani: 'Covid is Whatsapp moment for health' 10.9.2020 Rediff: Business
'In the case of Aadhaar, we were able to build and enrol 1 billion in five-and-a-half years.' 'For vaccination, it can be done even faster -- in just two years.' 'When everybody is coming for vaccination, they can be offered a choice -- to create a health record and a digital ID.'
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New health data policy may be misused for surveillance: Chhattisgarh minister writes to Vardhan 6.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In a letter to the Union health minister, TS Singh Deo said that the period of seven days granted for public feedback was ‘insufficient and undemocratic’.
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Explainer: Does India need digital health records and can the draft policy protect sensitive data? 6.9.2020 Scroll.in
Experts have raised concerns over the draft health data policy.
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National Health Authority rejoinder: ‘Two weeks, not one week for feedback to health data policy’ 1.9.2020 Scroll.in
Scroll.in responds: The authority announced the draft policy in a press statement on August 26, not August 20. The document was not widely publicised.
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What hysteria over Bollywood helps TV news bury: Bad news on economy, China, Covid 1.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The media is giving the government a free pass instead of acting as a check on power.
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Centre frames draft policy on data privacy under NDHM 29.8.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Centre frames draft policy on data privacy under NDHM
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Indians get just one week to review crucial health data policy. The Centre’s rush is undemocratic 28.8.2020 Scroll.in
The policy covers the collection and storage of data on an individual’s medical history, finances, genetics, sex life, caste, religion and political beliefs.
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How India's healthcare system will change forever 27.8.2020 Rediff: Business
The National Digital Health Mission seeks to provide a unique health ID to each citizen who wishes to have one and also on-board the healthcare service provides - hospitals, pharmacies and diagnostic labs, among others. It will have an online database of doctors and personal health records.
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Centre Frames Draft Policy On Data Privacy Under National Digital Health Mission 26.8.2020 NDTV News - Latest
All necessary data privacy measures will be put in place to safeguard the confidentiality of sensitive health-related information of individuals under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)...
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Don’t ignore Covid lessons: India needs better public healthcare, not more databases 18.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Modi government must rethink its plans for digital health records.
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Billionaires, Startups Team Up For App That Offers COVID-Linked Services 23.6.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Some of India's richest people and health-tech startups have created an alliance to try and transform the country's failing health-care system.
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Google Nearly Made 1 Lakh X-Rays Public, Then Realised Privacy Concerns 16.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of...
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‘It’s not even hacking’: Private medical data of millions of Americans is freely available online 22.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Even though US law mandates data privacy and experts have issued repeated warnings, confidential details including CT-scans and X-rays remain widely accessible.
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India to be first to protect health data of citizens with iron-clad law? 31.5.2018 Latest News
The responsibility for ensuring data security and privacy would lie with the entity that has custody of the data
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Google, AMA to invite solutions for integrated health model 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Google has joined hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) to invite new solutions of mobile health technology, through devices and applications, that can help effectively monitor patients as well as share medical health data to manage chronic conditions.
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In the age of digital revolution, how safe is your personal health data? 9.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Health data analytics allows systems to create holistic views of patients, personalise treatments, improve communication, and streamline services to save costs and predict better health outcomes
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Aadhaar database does not have holders' financial, health details: UIDAI 3.4.2018 Latest News
UIDAI said that its provisions specifically prohibit it from controlling, collecting, keeping or maintaining any information about the purpose of authentication either on its own or through any entity
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Database has minimal info on Aadhaar holders; no financial, health details: UIDAI 3.4.2018 General News
The UIDAI today said it does not have information about bank accounts, health records, or financial and property details of Aadhaar holders, and "will never have" such details in its database. The Aadhaar-issuing body said that its database contains only minimum details of the biometric ID holders, including select demographic information. Seeking to dispel any possible misgivings about UIDAI ever tracking activities of individuals with the data it has, the authority said, "rest assured, UIDAI does not have your information about bank accounts, shares, mutual funds, financial and property details, health records, family, caste, religion and education etc and will never have this information in its database". In a public outreach, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued detailed FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions in national dailies, where it addressed about a dozen queries pertaining to concerns over data safety, profiling, and Aadhaar's link with bank accounts and
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Facebook breach: Indians weigh in on data protection 1.4.2018 General News
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has prompted calls for India to adopt more robust data protection laws for its citizens.Leading community social media platform, LocalCircles, conducted a survey to check citizen perception on data privacy in India.According to the study that received more than 19,000 votes, even the definition of what is private information is hazy in the Indian law.Globally, privacy laws deal with the regulations, storage and use of personal information of individuals.In the first poll, 89 percent citizens voted in favour of India having a law that prevents any individual, public or private organisation from accessing and sharing certain predefined data attributes, without a written authorisation from them.Only nine percent voted against it.The government had appointed the BN Srikrishna Committee for framing data protection rules.It is expected that data security and privacy is likely to be an important aspect of the upcoming National Telecom Policy 2018.Citizens on ..
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Facebook breach: Indians weigh in on data protection 1.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 1 (ANI): The Cambridge Analytica scandal has prompted calls for India to adopt more robust data protection laws for its citizens.
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