Paul Keire, Chief Medical Officer, Anatomy Next
One of the cornerstones of medicine is anatomy and now in the US it is taught in less than a semester. Some studies show increases in medical error rates due to less time being spent actually learning and understanding how the human body works and is put together. My team is trying to do something about that. We have created apps for every smartphone, interactive digital 3D models that you can study on your laptop or a 2 meter touch screen as a team, use the latest mixed reality headsets to do "a walk through" of the human body, and simulators with which you can test and practice your skills, before practicing on actual patients.
Christian Rodseth, Managing Director, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson
"Hacking Health Hackathon (HHH), a Johnson & Johnson initiative implemented with the support of Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE), was the most important health hackathon organized in Central and South Eastern Europe to date organized last year. The general objectives and main outcomes of this project:
Offer, for the first time in Romania, a unique, innovative, common platform to shape the future of the digital Romanian healthcare system, while aligning with the priorities in public health and healthcare
Brainstorm ideas, create prototypes and even put into practice best solutions with the only scope of identifying digital solutions that could contribute to the development of the health system and bring social-economic benefits for the Romanian citizens and society
132 registered participants, 100 experts with energetic and brilliant minds from all over Romania, 5 Jury - high professionals in IT and medicine/health, 11 Mentors - IT and Health professionals, 21 innovative digital solutions (MVPs) developed, 3 winning projects of 5000 $ each"
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be helpful in many fields, particularly in global health. From outbreaks of pandemic diseases to chronic diseases, we are constantly made aware of the current global health challenges facing people around the world today. While many researchers and health workers focus on finding medical cures or preventative solutions to these plights, a growing number of specialists are looking into the power of AI to create a truly “global" health strategy.
From a policy and big-picture perspective, we can use AI, big data and predictive analytics to determine what our biggest global health priorities should be to push forward an evidence-based policy approach and efficiently bolster global health in an effort towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In low and middle income countries especially, where there has always been a skills and resources gap to meet health needs, the impact of AI could be significant: it could bring medical expertise to literally billions of people with smartphones who have never before had access to any kind of healthcare.
One particular aspect of these new technologies, known as chatbots. can help in a much wider and comprehensive dissemination of information and patient education materials to deliver personalized healthcare advice regarding all types of diseases, depending on which are the priority diseases in the patient’s locality (such as infectious diseases like Chagas in Latin America, or diabetes in more affluent nations).
Healthcare chatbots can and are being built and trained to help patients, caregivers, parents and doctors to help tackle such public health threats. Doctors could also find the bots helpful in driving campaigns, such for example those to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Chatbots backed by AI, natural language processing, deep learning and other advanced technologies are anticipated to lead to major changes in healthcare, and we should all be a part of this effort.
From UniversalDoctor we are launching Chatbots4globalhealth.org in an effort to contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Horia Maior, Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab
Feedback is valuable for allowing us to improve. While retrospective feedback can help us improve for next time, feedback “in action” can allow us to improve on the go. This talk explores the potential of using Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Physiological Data to track and measure mental workload during critical job scenarios. The impact such technologies may have upon healthcare professionals will also be explored.