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Looking at your genes through your watch

As shown in the graphics the ten big Tech companies are focussing their investment in the area of healthcare primarily on data analytics and genomics. Actually, these two areas are progressing hand in hand, with genomics leveraging on analytics to discover meaning. One has to read in this perspective the …

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One newborn – one genome

Since the sequencing of the first genome at the turn of the century quite a few predicted that in a few decades it will become the norm for all newborns to have  their genome sequenced, as blood typing was the norm  (at least in Western Countries). At that time, the …

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Turning 2D into 3D through AR in surgery

OK, let me start apologising for the title. A bit too cryptic, but it captures the essence of this news. Surgeons have now available plenty of images. most of them rendering of data analyses by a computer. These images are displayed on screens (even film images like radiography are displayed …

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Platforms, present and future VIII

5. Healthcare platforms In yesterday’s post I discussed smart cities platforms noting the importance of privacy as in smart cities we deal with personal data. Well, increase those concerns by a few orders of magnitude and you can step in the domain of healthcare platforms. We already have several healthcare …

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare VI

5. Healthcare Digitlaisation – Chatbots The Electronic Health Record, EHR, keeping track of the patient data is now a reality in several Countries. The European Community has adopted a Recommendation for the exchange of EHR across Europe. Notice, however, that this recommendation is to make possible for a citizen of …

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare V

4. Healthcare Digitalisation – Leveraging data The whole healthcare process, in many Countries, is now digital or it is being digitalised. However, in many cases, if not most, the digitalisation is fragmented in digital siloes; radiography are digital, so are TAC results but these data are not open and it …

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Taking AR to OR

I had a chance of interacting, several years ago, with LeRoy Heinrichs, a doctor/scientist at Stanford. He showed me how they were training the future surgeons (he was specialised in gynaecology) by using a sort of virtual setting. The real surgeon used a scalpel on the real patient and that …

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Eye care? Let AI give a hand

Technology progress in medicine is providing more and more data, which is great. At the same time these data need to be processed and … understood. Take the Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). It allows an ophthalmologist to look at a patient’s retina with micro-metric resolution, both the surface of the …

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My smartphone, my (future) digital twin?

As of May 2018 there were some 250,000 fitness apps(!) available and more are coming as more and more everyday objects are generating data that provide hints on our wellbeing: smart belts smart shoes smart watches fitness bands smart slippers (there are even self parking slippers...) smart mirrors smart cars …

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