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Telemedicine and security: is there a trade-off?

08/06/2021 By

This will be discussed on Thursday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. in an online meeting organized by HIT- Hub Innovazione Trentino

To ensure continuity of care during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, public and private healthcare providers had to organize so that they could perform some services that would normally take place in the clinics, through virtual visits and digital diagnoses.

Thanks to the accessibility of health and clinical data, it is possible to interact with patients remotely with a considerable saving of resources, offering them a smart and efficient healthcare service.

But what happens to sensitive data of patients when the service is provided remotely? Do the digital health services available today really respect our privacy? Are the diagnostic evaluations produced with the help of artificial intelligence sufficiently accurate and reliable? Is there a needed trade-off between an increasingly virtual healthcare service and safety in its various forms, i.e. reliability, fairness, protection of privacy and equal access to care?

To try to answer these questions, HIT – Hub Innovazione Trentino organized an online meeting with Francesca Carraro (Chino.IO), Silvia Gabrielli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) and Mirella Mastretti (Medicaltech) as part of the ResearcHER’s Power webinar series.

The seminar, entitled “Telemedicine and security: is there a trade-off?” will take place on the Zoom platform on Thursday June 10, 2021 from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm. To participate, please register at:


The initiative

The event is part of ResearcHERs POWER, the webinar series coordinated by HIT – Hub Innovation Trentino to stimulate discussion on cutting-edge research lines. Each event features a panel of excellent female scientists and researchers who are experts in the hard sciences.

About the Author

Marzia Lucianer: Marzia Lucianer, giornalista scientifica, responsabile Press Office and Digital Communication di TrentinoSalute4.0