Information and Communication Technology - Guideline 96. Potential uses of emerging technology, big data and new data sources
The institution develops appropriate technical capacities, a robust governance structure, and policies to enable the effective and safe use of emerging technology in healthcare including data generated by various ICT applications and personal devices in health services. This governance structure follows the national policy or strategy that regulates the use of big data in the health sector.
The recent development of ICT applications in healthcare services shows concurrent advances of new personal devices commonly known as the Internet of Things (IoT), and medical devices and application that are connected to the healthcare IT system known as the Internet of medical things (IoMT). These applications have high potentials and generate new data at an unprecedented scale and velocity. Big data analysis helps to identify priorities and policies to improve health care, develop preventive strategies, and support decision making and planning strategies. In turn, based on big data, artificial intelligence mechanisms enable the automation of procedures.