Digital Health & Wellness
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The framework for personal health and biological data ownership needs re-thinking. Absent laws that allow us to own data (there are no such laws) we may need to be creative in how we approach data. A sustainability framework may help us.
The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of healthcare services and research for all stakeholders - patients, providers, pharmaceuticals, insurance.
Blockchain has the potential to solve these inefficiencies as it enables solutions with increased security, trust, and traceability required to manage highly sensitive data. The promise of blockchain to transform healthcare has led to growing global interest with some estimates projecting revenue in the global healthcare blockchain market to be $1.4 Billion USD by the end of 2024
Innovation in clinical research is now more important than ever. How can we leverage new technology to accelerate clinical trials and ultimately bring more treatments to patients sooner? AI has the power to enable smaller, more efficient trials that produce reliable, robust evidence. Digital Twins, or AI-generated predicted outcomes, can be incorporated into trials to decrease enrollment requirements, speed timelines, and facilitate more informed decisions about treatment efficacy. Join Unlearn Founder and CEO, Charles Fisher, PhD, for a discussion around the potential for AI to transform healthcare and cutting edge approaches like Digital Twins that will drive innovation in clinical research.
Providing patients with choice will enable them to feel more confident and empowered to manage their health. In order to do this, focus should be placed on letting patients access their health data and share this with whom they choose to. They should also be able to interact with a clinician in a format of their choosing - be that telephone, video call or face to face. COVID-19 has accelerated these processes and is welcoming in a new dawn of how we deliver healthcare remotely and internationally.
How Optum uses machine learning to personalize each user's health and wellness experience. I'll talk through some of the problems that make machine learning difficult in healthcare and how we've solved them.
As we all spend upwards of 7 hours per day connected to the internet the reality is that we're all creating the bulk of our memories and stories online. Whether it's photos and videos or emails and texts or social media or financial accounts and assets - and the reality is that most people have no idea what happens to it all after we're dead. How should anyone tackle this increasingly important issue? What can companies do to help? What is the scale of this global challenge? How do new technologies like AI and VR/AR fit into the idea of digital legacy? Learn what it all means in this talk about digital legacy and the future of our online afterlife.