Like any other industry, healthcare benefits greatly from big data, business analytics and the IoT. Patients, physicians, and an ever-growing number IoT-enabled devices are generating massive amounts of data. When aggregated and analyzed, this data can tell us much about the state of the population’s health. It also helps our understanding of the health issues society faces and provides valuable insights into how we can overcome those problems.
However, healthcare data is so inextricably linked to our personal lives that issues like data privacy and ownership have also become increasingly important. To explore all sides of the conversation, the good, the great and the challenging, Western Digital partnered with ReadWrite, a leading online platform dedicated to covering the IoT and the connected world, to host an event titled “Connected Health: Does Your Data Need a Checkup?”.
Key Highlights from the Event
Welcome and Keynote
Editor-in-chief Kevin Curwin with ReadWrite and Western Digital’s fellow and chief data scientist Janet George welcomed the audience and panelists. They were followed by John Shepherd from the UCSF School of Medicine, who shared how his team leverages data analytics to determine patient bone density based on posture and body shape.
Kevin Curwin sat down with Alexander Grunwald, global head of Healthcare Innovation Investment and Strategy with Johnson & Johnson. Amongst other things, they discussed how big data analytics and the IoT are helping Johnson & Johnson.
In addition to Janet, John and Alexander, the panel included:
A video of the panel discussion is below. It captures each speaker’s presentation and a lively Q&A between panelists and audience members.
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