Australian technology centrepiece CeBITis showcasing the emerging power of digital health innovation to transform medical services and health outcomes.
Government, the medical industry and business innovators have embraced the evolution that has taken place in technology to transform patients and their families’ lives powerfully. The Digital Health stream at CeBIT on Thursday 25th May will traverse themes including holistic and integrated approaches to digital health, the future of virtualisation in health services delivery and leveraging emerging ICT technologies to enable new health services and new models of care delivery.
As Australia’s digital health industry is set to reach a market value of $2.21 billion by 2020,
according to Austrade Digital Health Report, the future of health innovation is a serious proposition.
“As healthcare is a major growth industry in Australia’s economy, CeBIT Australia is a pivotal forum for health professionals to learn about the digital advancements and emerging innovations that will transform health services and the current models of care delivery to better meet patient needs,” said Chris Harwood, Platforms and Operations Manager at Healthdirect Australia.
Over 25 international and local experts will explore topics from the latest insights into holistic and integrated approaches to digital health, to eRecords and big data, artificial intelligence and robotic surgery.
Other key areas will include issues around VR, AI and robotic surgery in Australia. Virtual reality is already helping practitioners to understand how people with Alzheimer’s perceive the world. An emerging computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionise the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to new medical research. In a recent trial, patients with locked-in syndrome were able to respond “yes” or “no” to spoken questions, by thinking the answers. A non-invasive brain-computer interface detected their responses by measuring changes in blood oxygen levels in the brain. The CeBIT conference on digital health will cover all this issues surrounding these innovations
In other CeBit highlights keynotes will include Dennis Andrucyk, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA who will discuss ‘Exploring outer space with Big Data – Communicating actionable intelligence to Earth.’ Kaspersky Labs’ Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs will deal with omnipresent cyber threats impacting businesses and individuals in Australia, while Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media will reveal the biggest things impacting business right now and how to future-proof operations.
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