Web 4 Healthcare?
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- Trust is absolutely critical to the well-being itself of the Health 4.0 ecosystem. However, trust in this new ecosystem is vulnerable in a number of ways. It is threatened by influential stakeholders from inside or outside of the system. The information flowing from public health bodies to medical practitioners no longer just flows through them but also to technology developers. The proliferation of the anti-vax movement is attributed to a substantive online presence spreading misinformation by masquerading as expert opinion (qualifications of sources and provenance of data not being verified) This has already led to a reduction in the overall number of children being vaccinated and outbreaks of diseases associated with childhood. More comprehensive use of intelligent technical equipment for patients raises new questions of trust and reliability.