Israel to launch Big Data health project amid privacy concerns [Video]

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Share on facebook Share on twitter Health database. (photo credit: INGIMAGE) The cabinet on Sunday approved a national digital-health program that is designed to personalize medicine and keep Israel at the forefront of the burgeoning medical-tech field, despite concerns over privacy.The...

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The cabinet on Sunday approved a national digital-health program that is designed to personalize medicine and keep Israel at the forefront of the burgeoning medical-tech field, despite concerns over privacy.

The five-year program will have a budget of nearly NIS 1 billion ($280 million). The …

“We are making a move of historical significance. We are developing the industries of tomorrow,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement on Sunday, adding that the digital-health field involves the intersection of big data, artificial intelligence and connectivity.