Healthcare & BigTech

Arya

On a light note;-

What do you consider ‘normal’ countries? Would you, for example, consider
America more normal than Kenya? #Asking4AFriend. ??

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On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 12:18 AM Arya Jeipea Karijo <johnpaulem@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>
> Believe in yourself then you can change your world
>
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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
>>
>> 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
>>
>> 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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>> Cell: +254735586956
>>
>>
>> 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*
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>>
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