In the past two years, the Mayo Clinic has provided de-identified patient data to 16 digital companies eager to create health AI products and services.
Casey RossDe-identified patient data are the feedstock of digital innovation in medicine. But is de-identification enough to protect privacy and data rights? What, if anything, is owed to the patients whose information is greasing the gears? statnews.com/2020/06/03/may… via @statnews
In the rural areas outside Pittsburgh, patients are trading three-hour drives to the doctor for video visits that offer instant access and prescriptions.
Casey RossIs telemedicine here to stay? If convenience, efficiency, and timeliness are endpoints that matter in U.S. health care, then docs and patients around Pittsburgh say the verdict is already in. statnews.com/2020/04/29/cor… via @statnews
Eager for insight on which patients might deteriorate, hospitals are cramming a validation process that often takes months or years into a couple weeks.
Casey RossHospitals are using Epic’s AI to predict the decline of Covid-19 patients — even as they struggle to validate its effectiveness. This is a theme of tech use in this crisis. Urgency of need is outrunning science. statnews.com/2020/04/24/cor… via @statnews
Epic's posture had become increasingly strident in the weeks before the final rule was announced in early March, raising the specter of a lawsuit.
Casey RossBREAKING: The major health-record company Epic drops opposition to federal data-sharing rule. This eliminates a potential legal barrier to implementation of the rule, designed to give patients easy digital access to their records. statnews.com/2020/04/23/epi… via @statnews
There are still looming questions about accurate or useful the tools are — and how they can be deployed without leading to discrimination.
Casey RossSmartphones are helpful devices, but their value in tracking #COVID19 exposures is far from established. I wrote a few questions to keep in mind before we go rushing to the App Store: statnews.com/2020/04/15/cor… via @statnews
Will we accept the erosion of privacy as the price of vigilance against new viruses, in the same way we traded personal freedoms after the 9/11 attacks?
Casey RossThe #COVID19 crisis has hijacked the health privacy debate and prompted stepped-up surveillance to save lives. Will this end with the outbreak, or will privacy be the price of continued vigilance against new viruses?
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Casey RossOn the Apple-Google contact tracing news...they say they will preserve privacy, but by whose definition and how far will they go to ensure transparency in the handling of data? I reiterate this story: statnews.com/2020/04/08/cor… via @statnews
Hospitals are grasping onto experimental artificial intelligence tools to relieve an unprecedented strain on their resources.
Casey RossAs #COVID19 has snowballed into a global crisis, health care’s methodical approach implementing #AI has been hijacked by demands that are plainly more pressing. The question is which products will pass this test, and which will fall short. statnews.com/2020/03/31/hos… via @statnews