Even as AI is being used to help healthcare, it can be perverted to steal patient and provider identities, divert funds and misuse information by hacking medical computer systems. This can occur via private systems linked to hospital software, or by wireless networks at health facilities, or via the Internet of Things (IoT). Thus, the protection of such systems with increased data standards will hopefully guard against such AI-driven malware.
Ongoing monitoring of healthcare and technical staff as they use data systems, as well as installing data security systems, are essential to prevent, detect and plug data breaches as soon as possible.
At JLI, we advocate for new standards in personal health data. We believe the patient should be the owner of their data and be in control of where it goes. We call this the National Healthcare Platform.
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