Finger print data Many health care purchasers are concerned about partnering with organizations that do not fully appreciate the need to lock down patient data. (Image: Shutterstock)

Note from health care executives to developers of artificial intelligence-driven health products: You just don’t understand us. And until you do, we will adopt your products cautiously, if at all.

This message came through loud and clear from a recent survey commissioned by the global law firm Ropes & Gray in collaboration with a division of Crain’s New York Business. The survey group itself wasn’t large–284 responded to the emailed questions. But it was a relevant sampling, with 85 percent of respondents hail from either the C-Suite, the board of directors, or a decision-making management position with health care industry employers.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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