What is augmented reality in medicine? Augmented reality, or AR, is a relatively new technology in which a computer-generated image is superimposed on the user’s vision of the world.1 To create this augmented reality, hardware such as headsets, smart glasses or mobile devices are used. The difference with virtual reality is that the user keeps… Read More AR in medicine. The future?
Why use a digital health app? With more than 90,000 digital health apps being added in 2020 alone, physicians are bombarded with download options as much in their professional life as in their private life.1 However, not all apps are equal, with the top 110 apps accounting for almost 50% of all downloads.1 So why… Read More Sorting the wheat from the chaff. Choosing a digital health app.
Despite all the best will in the world and processes in places, data breaches can happen. Here’s what to do when/if it happens. … Read More Lost USB? Hacked? What to do in the case of a data protection breach?
When you share patient data as a doctor, for example, referring your patient to a cardiologist colleague, you are ‘disclosing personal data’. You don’t have to disclose the transfer of the information to the patient or data subject if you are still respecting professional confidentiality. The receiver or recipient of this data then becomes the… Read More Sharing & transferring health data
You may think that ensuring compliance with data protection in a large organisation is even harder than in a smaller clinic. However, it can be the complete opposite as you may find yourself having to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who takes over this role. Whether you need to do this or not will… Read More Data protection for app developers & large organisations.