The New Technologies transforming Healthcare
“Healthcare is about to change beyond recognition. A host of technologies are uniting to transform the way we treat patients and develop new cures – from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality and connected devices”
“Jilani Gulam, chief executive of insurer Health IQ, says: “Healthcare now is at a similar point to when smartphones first launched. “.
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……. Combining this data will accelerate the pace at which the healthcare industry operates, according to Alvaro Gomez-Means, worldwide chief technologist for healthcare at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Gomez-Meana says, “If you were to really crunch the data, there is so much knowledge available.
Up until now, everything has been done in many ways manually – each doctor is really applying the knowledge he or she has personally. It’s not really industrialised.
“If you were able to really digest the data, it would have tremendous power. I think of the model of air transport. If there’s an accident, within weeks, almost everybody knows what the reasons were and how to avoid another similar accident.
“Currently, that doesn’t happen in healthcare. Clinical pathways often take 10 or 12 years to change. If there was a worldwide lake of information researchers could use, it would have tremendous power – allowing new ways to discover treatments and to improve the treatments we have.”
I hope endocrinologists become redundant
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