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Well there was a “caveat” to the part about government control – it was in
“normal societies” – Kenya isn’t atypical in terms of governance 😊
I think it has worked well for countries like Estonia

With kind regards

Jeipea

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On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 3:45 PM Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:

> Well said Arya.
>
> Couldn’t agree with you more. Except the part about giving government the
> control. How has that worked out for us so far?
>
> *Ali Hussein*
> +254 0713 601113
>
> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>
> Skype: abu-jomo
>
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>
> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a
> habit.” ~ Aristotle
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 24 Jan 2020, at 2:59 PM, Arya Jeipea Karijo <johnpaulem@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> 
> Hi Ali,
>
> This is an interesting topic. I think there is two parts to this and that
> is how the issue should be addressed.
>
> There is part one which is about Data Protection and privacy and you can’t
> blame anyone for being alarmed at Google having access to 50 million
> patient records… the company literally has “made a living” out of having
> people giving up private data for convenience (including the email I am
> typing 😊)
>
> The second part is what technology can do for healthcare (or really any
> other sector – education, registration of births and deaths) – being able
> to digitize all our multiple identities including identification, health
> records and associating this with other records such as land registry
> records, tax records, criminal records, school records, business ownership
> records) – the ability to store all this massive amounts of data in the
> cloud and manipulate it and learn from it (machine learning, A.I etc) holds
> great potential to improve lives of citizens… actually improve is an
> understatement – transformation is more appropriate.
>
> But all this system of digitization of paper, digitalization of process
> should be led by someone who can be held accountable to citizens – in
> normal nations this would be the government. Having an entity like Google
> or Ascencion do the hard work means we have to be prepared to pay the
> price… same story having Mastercard do Huduma Number.
>
> Then the final and ultimate step is that while government will be involved
> in all of the expense and resourcing (all the computing resources need for
> learning and storage should be gov. owned) the final ultimate step is that
> the citizen holds the keys and permission to use their data. E.g you would
> get a notification saying C.I.D are requesting access to your bank or tax
> data – or you would get a request when the building you enter make a
> request to receive a visual confirmation that the image their system has
> captured of you matches the name you gave them – and you would be asked how
> long they were to hold this data (1 hour, 1 day) – citizen empowerment to
> control and share their data is the ultimate data protection… empowerment
> only happens with adequate user education and open and simple user
> agreements.
>
> Example of a bad way to digitize was the first attempt at “Huduma number”
> – ultimatums and deadlines to the holders of data is not a good place to
> start… a good place to start is to ask yourself “What do I already know
> about the entity (human being) whose records I am trying to unify and
> digitize… and then work with that.
>
> – Oops I guess I went off topic. That is my ten cents on the matter.
> With kind regards
>
>
> Jeipea
>
> Believe in yourself then you can change your world
>
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> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 8:34 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Listers
>>
>>
>> In the recent past cries of outrage have been heard from all corners of
>> the world on issues related to privacy and the power of BigTech over our
>> lives.
>>
>>
>> Now BigTech is venturing into Healthcare with various initiatives from AI
>> to how the healthcare ValueChain can be improved to bring down costs and
>> make it more efficient.
>>
>>
>> Google’s latest forays into @Healthcare is raising a lot of eyebrows. Are
>> we becoming too cautious at the expense of possible groundbreaking
>> innovation? What can we do to ensure we don’t throw the baby with the bath
>> water?
>>
>>
>>
>> local12.com/news/nation-world/privacy-or-innovation-googles-access-to-patient-health-records-sparks-controversy
>>
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>> +254 0713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a
>> habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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