The AI Act and patient’s rights

The EU AI Act is part of the European Union’s efforts to establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for artificial intelligence systems. The legislation aims to set clear rules for AI development, deployment, and use within the EU, addressing concerns related to ethics, accountability, transparency, and fundamental rights. The negotiations on the Act have come to a close in December 2023. But this doesn’t mean our engagement will stop. There is lots of work to be done to ensure that the AI Act protects health and patient’s rights. Over the coming year we will engage with standards development processes and monitor the policy decisions that are made as we move towards implementation of the Act. We continue our advocacy to ensure that AI in healthcare is trustworthy, fair, equitable and contributes to patient outcomes and wellbeing.

A collection of our outputs on the AI Act can be found here:

AI Act and patient rights

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