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Can data save lives?

Blog: NASSCOM Official Blog

Imagine if all of your personal health data is available on a single digital platform! You could also possibly run some tools over it to figure out the best possible medical programs for you- or government could use it to gauge overall health of a nation.

The idea is not too far-fetched since Indian Government recently launched a policy called National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE). One of it’s main focus would be to accumulate citizen’s health data that is currently scattered across various platforms in the country. The initiative is expected to:

In terms of benefits:

While the scheme is ambitious, openness of data and technology architecture increases the risk of misuse. Therefore, security aspect of such a platform should be given the attention that it deserves. We might need the Personal Data Protection Bill to come out before this initiative is rolled out to ensure that our data will be not sold, misused or leaked. To have both preventive and corrective measures in place, NODE must also proactively build a strong governance framework.

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