While the government plans to rely on the American giant to store the health data, a collective initiated by professionals in the sector and computer science medical community is concerned, in a forum at “Le Monde”, about this choice of the private.
The French government is proposing the deployment of a platform named Health Data Hub (HDH) to develop artificial intelligence applied to health. The HDH aims to become a single-window access point to all health data.
The data concerned are those of the hospital centres, the pharmacies, shared medical record and research data from various registers. The amount of data hosted is brought to explode, particularly with the emergence of genomics, imaging and connected objects. It is planned that this data will be stored at Microsoft Azure, the public cloud of the American giant Microsoft. This choice is at the centre of our concerns.