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Does APAC need to regulate data-driven healthcare providers?

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HEALTHCARE providers across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are building systems that are artificially intelligent, powered by data, and capture and analyse information in real time to produce actionable insights.

There are also several technology companies in the healthcare space, creating data-driven solutions to support customers and improve their experience.

It is therefore surprising that there are no laws to specifically regulate how all of these businesses manage data and use it to build their offering, usually with some degree of AI-built in.

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True, there are personal data protection laws in Singapore, Malaysia, and other countries in the APAC, but none are particularly sensitive to the complexities of data this sector.

This is something that has suddenly become a question consumers and businesses are asking in light of the new announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK.


© Asian Correspondent