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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Amazon remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's announcement that NHS health information will be made available through Amazon’s Alexa, what steps he plans to take to ensure the privacy of patient data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 276567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>No patient data is being shared with Amazon as part of this agreement. The collaboration with Amazon simply connects people to medical information that is already freely available through the National Health Service website. Use of Amazon Alexa is just an alternative mechanism for accessing that information.</p><p>The agreement signed between the Department and Amazon is clear that none of the data generated through voice search using Alexa will be shared with third parties; that it will not be used for selling products or making product recommendations to Amazon users; nor is it building any form of health profiles on Amazon customers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:33:33.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:33:33.09Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property tabling member
4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1138123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Amazon remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's announcement that NHS health information will be made available through Amazon’s Alexa, who will have ownership of data generated through that collaboration; what estimate he has made of the financial value of that collaboration to (a) the NHS and (b) Amazon; and for what reasons that collaboration is exclusively with Amazon and not other providers of voice-activated searches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 275751 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The agreement signed between the Department and Amazon is clear that none of the data generated will be shared with third parties; that it will not be used for selling products or making product recommendations to Amazon users; nor is it building any form of health profiles on Amazon customers.</p><p>This is a mutually beneficial collaboration that will enable greater numbers of people to access information accredited by the National Health Service, helping to put people in control of their own healthcare. The information being provided to users of Alexa devices asking questions is already freely available through the NHS website. This is just an alternative mechanism for delivering that information.</p><p>The agreement with Amazon is non-exclusive and we want to work with other organisations to arrange for the content to be provided on other home devices.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:10:35.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:10:35.853Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4244
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1138124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Amazon remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement that NHS health information will be available through Amazon’s Alexa, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Alexa for identifying health information; what safeguards for patient safety are in place to monitor the effectiveness of Alexa; whether the information provided by Alexa that originates from NHS-verified health information be clearly differentiated from information that originates from other non-verified sources; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 275752 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The information provided by Amazon Alexa in response to questions asked by users is taken directly from the National Health Service website. It is an alternative mechanism for accessing professional NHS-verified health information that is already freely available on the NHS website.</p><p>The service provided by Amazon will not provide any form of diagnosis or advice. It is intended to provide NHS-verified information on the symptoms and treatments for different medical conditions using the exact wording from the NHS website.</p><p>When a response is given by Alexa to a question from a user, it will be preceded with the phrase, “according to the NHS website…”, which clearly differentiates it from any other source of information.</p><p>NHS Digital is working closely with Amazon to assess the effectiveness of the service. The algorithm used by Amazon is still learning and will be updated continuously to learn how people are asking questions about health conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:11:16.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:11:16.887Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4244
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this