WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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R U ready to share purchase & fitness data to have #MachineLearning Predict Heart Disease & Diabetes?

R U ready to share purchase & fitness data to have #MachineLearning Predict Heart Disease & Diabetes? | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In an ongoing effort with Boston-area hospitals, including the Boston Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we found that we could predict hospitalizations due to these two chronic diseases about a year in advance with an accuracy rate of as much as 82%. This will give care providers the chance to intervene much earlier and head off hospitalizations.

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WHY IT MATTERS: would you allow an invasion of your privacy to improve your life expectancy? I assume most of us would say YES if assured that the information would remain secure and private. What technologies need to be put in place? Do we need government regulations to protect everyone equally? These are the real questions behind advances such as this one. Moreover are there solutions using blockchain technology to allow for this to become possible?

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First Mixed-Reality Surgical Holographic Navigation with Microsoft HoloLens for Spine Surgery

First Mixed-Reality Surgical Holographic Navigation with Microsoft HoloLens for Spine Surgery | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Scopis Introduces the First Mixed-Reality Surgical Holographic Navigation Platform Integrating Microsoft HoloLens for Open and Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

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Looks like AR will be most powerful and useful in professional settings. This is a great example where surgeons get additional information to guide them during surgery without having to look up and away from their patient. Bravo!

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Diane Dromgold's curator insight, May 8, 2017 6:47 PM

This looks like it will be really useful. I just love really clever people and what they can do.

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President Obama on #AI, #NationalSecurity & fighting threats using medecine rather than walls via @WIRED

WIRED guest editor President Barack Obama, WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi to discuss the challenges of cyber security

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Amazing short 12min video because of the level of understanding that the President of the USA has of the threats that come from AI and other digital means. He has been briefed of course but his discourse and examples shows that these are very important topics on top of mind for him and his administration. Moreover, it raises some concerns on our ability to fight against those threats and the impact they can have on countries and businesses alike. Must listen video IMHO.

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Exponential Medicine: The Most Detailed Snapshot of Human Health in History

Exponential Medicine: The Most Detailed Snapshot of Human Health in History | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Our bodies are extremely complex, interrelated, and ever-evolving patterns of information—from DNA to physiology to vital signs. But until modern times, most of that information was hidden from view. We... read more
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Singularity University has organized a conference on the topic of human health, medicine and the impact that exponential improvements may mean on that industry. Full of references to conference presentations and followup posts.

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Only 7% of medical doctors allow patients to schedule their appointments online via @lapresse+

Only 7% of medical doctors allow patients to schedule their appointments online via @lapresse+ | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
À l’heure où de plus en plus de citoyens réservent leurs vacances en ligne et effectuent une foule de tâches par l'internet, il est temps que plus de médecins adoptent des systèmes de prise de rendez-vous électroniques dans leur clinique, estime Inforoute Santé du Canada. - « Actuellem
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In french, this study shows how far behind the medical profession is in Canada - from a digital standpoint. The study mentions benefits of online appointments. Then ask yourself if your doctor, your dentist, your garage, and all the other professionals that you visit on a regular basis provide online appointments.


So much to do....

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Real-life Solutions that can be developed with @Grok

Real-life Solutions that can be developed with @Grok | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
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This page presents some solutions that can be built on top of Grok, a new service that will be demonstrated in 2 days at the Amazon re:invent conference


I believe there are many more applications that those listed here. In Retail, for eCommerce prediction and fraud prevention. In Finance, for anomaly detection in the price of stocks or fasat changing data. Medical applications, weather applications, etc. etc.


For those like me that were impressed with the book "On Intelligence" and are fans of the theory behind "Singularity is near", then this feels like another small but major step in the direction of intelligent machines.

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Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence tool merely is an evolution, not a revolution. but Sergey Brin offers a true new way

Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence tool merely is an evolution, not a revolution. but Sergey Brin offers a true new way | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

One thing pharmaceutical companies don't lack is information,” said Sterling Stites, CEO of InfoDesk. "What most of them do lack,” he added, “is a single platform capable of integrating all types of content, both internal and external, that allows them to organize, search and share company specific intelligence in meaningful ways.

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Pharma is not a field I know much about. Yet I find it interesting how digital may help transforms the drug development process. This new Pharma tool - InfoDesk - appears to be merely the digitization of pen-n-paper collaboration processes. An improvement but not a revolution.

It brings back memories of Wired magazine Sergey brin's search for Parkinson's cure where a true digital transformation is proposed. Instead of formulating a theory, then painstakingly verifying its results in year long tests, Brin proposes the analysis of very large patient datasets to "look for patterns" which may suggest good investigation paths. And possibly transform the way drug research is done... as well as providing results much faster. That's what I call digital transformation of the medical/pharma world! From Wired:


"Brin is after a different kind of science altogether. Most Parkinson’s research, like much of medical research, relies on the classic scientific method: hypothesis, analysis, peer review, publication. Brin proposes a different approach, one driven by computational muscle and staggeringly large data sets. It’s a method that draws on his algorithmic sensibility—and Google’s storied faith in computing power—with the aim of accelerating the pace and increasing the potential of scientific research. “Generally the pace of medical research is glacial compared to what I’m used to in the Internet,” Brin says. “We could be looking lots of places and collecting lots of information. And if we see a pattern, that could lead somewhere.”

In other words, Brin is proposing to bypass centuries of scientific epistemology in favor of a more Googley kind of science. He wants to collect data first, then hypothesize, and then find the patterns that lead to answers. And he has the money and the algorithms to do it." 

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