Digital health, Artificial Intelligence and Accessibility to Health Care in Denmark (Under Review)

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Artificial intelligence contributes to the improvement of health care systems, by extending their accessibility, quality, safety and efficiency. However, it also raises issues of accessibility without discrimination to health services, which is an essential element of the human right to health. Several international and European treaties, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, protect the right to health. As a contracting state of this Covenant, Denmark is bound by its content. Danish’s highly digitalized public sector, including health care, must therefore be assessed in regard to the right to health, including accessibility to everyone. This article explores the impact of digitalization on accessibility to health care in Denmark. While digitalization is generally compatible with information accessibility in the Danish context, the country will need to be attentive to the situation of its vulnerable and marginalized populations in order to avoid the propagation of bias and discrimination by artificial intelligence-driven health care.
TidsskriftHealth and Human Rights
Antal sider17
StatusAfsendt - 4 jul. 2020

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