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Patients to get easier access to medical data through NHS App

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Patients are set to get easier access to their medication lists and care plans through the NHS App under the government's new data strategy. New requirements for data sharing across the entire health and care system are also set to come into place, with new legislation to be introduced to require all adult social care providers to provide information about the services they fund. Published today (June 22), the NHSX draft strategy'Data Saves Lives: Reshaping health and social care with data', aims to capitalise on the work undertaken using data during the pandemic to improve health and care services. In a bid to establish openness, the government committed to publishing the first transparency statement setting out how health and care data has been used across the sector by 2022. Under the proposals, patients are set to gain more control over their health data, while data will also be used to improve care and treatment.


The Value-Based Healthcare Podcast - Episode 19: Easier Access and Less Intimidating Healthcare

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Julie is an attorney and national healthcare consultant with over two decades of experience as a highly trained and successful law school, health law, and business and graduate level of healthcare administration professor.


How to Fight Discrimination in AI

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Is your artificial intelligence fair? Thanks to the increasing adoption of AI, this has become a question that data scientists and legal personnel now routinely confront. Despite the significant resources companies have spent on responsible AI efforts in recent years, organizations still struggle with the day-to-day task of understanding how to operationalize fairness in AI. So what should companies do to steer clear of employing discriminatory algorithms? They can start by looking to a host of legal and statistical precedents for measuring and ensuring algorithmic fairness.


Delivering smarter agriculture

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For the many potential application areas where artificial intelligence can deliver breakthrough transformation, unlock efficiencies and augment human life, one of the most impactful areas โ€“ at least in the Indian context โ€“ will be the value it can bring to the field of agriculture. According to Indian Brand Equity Foundation, nearly 58% of India's population relies on agriculture as their primary source of livelihood. The total export of agricultural commodities for India is expected to hit $38.1 billion in FY18, making the country one of the top 15 exporters globally. However, agriculture in India is riddled with systemic problems, which AI is well placed to address. First, the traditionally unorganised agriculture sector continues to be difficult to organise due to our vast geography combined with our cultural and linguistic diversity.


Apple releases beta of iOS 11.1 as complaints continue

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple has released the first public test version of an 11.1 update to its iOS software amid growing complaints from users over the software. It comes just two weeks after the software was released - and a week after Apple was forced to issue an'emergency' 11.0.1 update to deal with major issues. However, it appears many users are still suffering problems ranging from app crashes to reboots, causing Apple to issue a'beta' update of an 11.1 version of the controversial software. The latest update comes just two weeks after the software was released - and a week after Apple was forced to issue an'emergency' 11.0.1 update to deal with major issues. Beta testers who have signed up for will receive the iOS 11.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.


Apple forced to issue update to iOS 11 after just a week

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It's only been a week since Apple launched iOS 11 โ€“ but, amid complaints of fast-draining battery life, random shutoffs, and phones that now get'stuck on apps,' the firm has already released the first update. Apple issued iOS 11.0.1 today, touting'bug fixes and improvements.' While it remains unclear which bugs have specifically been addressed, some iPhone users have reported that the improvements so far appear to include the battery life issue. Apple issued iOS 11.0.1 today, promising'bug fixes and improvements.' To get the update, go into Settings General.


Is iOS 11 draining YOUR battery?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple users who have updated their devices to use iOS 11 have noticed problems with their battery life and app performance. Some users claim that their phones'just get stuck on apps' and that a hard reset is the only way to resolve the issue. Apps including Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, Safari, all appear to be affected. For others the iOS update has drained their battery life - although there appears to be an explanation for this problem. Apple users who have updated their devices to use iOS 11 have noticed problems with their battery life and app performance.