Wednesday March 17, 2021 9:00AM to 1:00PM (PST)
Thursday March 18, 2021 9:00AM to 1:00PM (PST)
Friday March 19, 2021 9:00AM to 1:00PM (PST)
The AI Medical Assistant
The AI Assistant will anticipate medical issues before they occur, including predicting whether complications from surgery can result in emergency room visits or whether the patient can recover at home. The AI assistant uses computer assistant decision-making to analyze data collected during surgical procedures. This data has rarely been looked at comprehensively.
The fully autonomous robotic surgeon may be years in the future but scientists are developing devices that can perform surgical tasks with minimal human oversight. Researchers are working on robots that can suture incisions by themselves in catheters that can autonomously navigate to the heart to help in cardiac surgery.
Using augmented reality goggles surgeons will have the ability to see the exact location of a surgical site before making a single incision. Imagine going in for a surgery where the surgeon, instead of looking down and seeing only your swollen leg, can see the exact location of your fracture before making a single incision. Now imagine that this doesn’t require x-ray vision, but is possible through augmented reality (AR), used to overlay an image of a standard x-ray onto your broken leg. In fact, this technology is already being used in the medical field to provide better care for patients.
By 2025, consumers will be able to thoroughly analyze their health and well-being in real time through AR-based apps, giving them a snapshot of how time and unhealthy lifestyles would affect their bodies.
3D Biosensors in Advanced Medical Diagnostics
There is the urgent need for new diagnostic and treatment follow-up tools, which allow for the early detection of the pathology as well as for the continuous monitoring of the physiological responses to specific therapies. During the last years, a new generation of biosensor technologies with improved performance has emerged in the biomedical sector. The combination of advanced biomaterial methods, biochemical tools, and micro/nanotechnology approaches has resulted in the development of innovative three-dimensional (3D) biosensor platforms for advanced medical diagnosis. The most recent advances in the field of 3D biosensors for clinical applications, focusing on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. We discuss about their clinical performance compared to standard biosensor technologies, their implantable capability, and their integration into microfluidic devices to develop clinically-relevant models. Overall, we anticipate that 3D biosensors will drive us toward a new paradigm in medical diagnosis, resulting in real-time in implantable biosensors capable to significantly improve patient prognosis.
The Internet of Medical Things (LoMT)
Like most other industries, the health care sector is increasingly realizing the transformative nature of IoT technologies, as advances in computing and processing power, wireless technology and miniaturization drive innovation in connected medical device development. Connectivity enhancement can be applied to most categories of medical devices. The rise in the numbers of connected medical devices, together with advances in the systems and software that support the capture and transmission of medical grade data, connectivity technologies and services, have created the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
The IoMT bridges both the digital and physical worlds and can monitor and modify patient behavior in real time to manage chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. IoMT technology can also streamline various clinical processes and information flows and bring together people (patients, caregivers, and clinicians), data (patient or performance data), processes (care delivery and monitoring) and enablers (medical devices and mobile applications) to improve health care delivery.
The main ways the IoMT impacts health care
• Improved medication management
• Decreased costs
• Improved patient experience
• Improved diagnosis and treatment
• Remote monitoring of chronic diseases
• Improved disease management
The increasing numbers of connected medical devices and rising adoption of smartphones are expected to fuel the growth of the market still further.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has enhanced clinicians’ ability to monitor and manage patients in nontraditional healthcare settings. RPM uses digital technologies to collect health data from individuals in one location, such as a patient’s home, and electronically transmit the information to healthcare providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations. More specifically, noninvasive technologies are now commonly being integrated into disease management strategies to provide additional patient information, with the goal of improving healthcare decision-making.
Digital technologies are continually being adopted as an additional method for healthcare systems to increase patient contact and augment the practice of preventive medicine.
Healthcare professionals have the ability to share health data with remotely based clinical experts for consultation, saving time and expense for practitioners and patients, and actively managing treatments for those with chronic conditions.
Health data are typically transmitted to healthcare professionals in facilities such as monitoring centers in primary care settings, hospitals and intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities, and centralized management programs, among others. Some noninvasive digital devices may be automated to capture and transmit health data without any action from the patient (i.e., biosensor or wearable devices); whereas, other technologies may require the patient to submit their own health data through a secure Web site, smartphone, or personal digital assistant (PDA).
Common clinical data captured by these technologies include vital signs, weight, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and heart rate.
The New Surgery Room
Vision of an operating room where autonomous robots, augmented-reality goggles and troves of data help surgeons improve outcomes for patients. The operating room (OR) is transforming from a seemingly simple box into a technology-powered, infection-free, and sleek surgical environment. The new-age OR will be able to utilize intelligent and efficient delivery options to improve the precision and predictability of the services offered. This can be made possible through robotic-assisted surgery devices (RASDs).
After 2030, with the availability of multiple home care devices, ORs will shift toward a hub-and-spoke model, with the OR being the hub,” said Bejoy Daniel, Senior Industry Analyst, Transformational Health. “Approximately $30 billion worth of integration opportunities are likely to become available to healthcare and non-healthcare companies by this period when ORs make the transition from regular rooms to an integrated environment.”
Telemedicine will provide implications in the operating room including allowing surgeons to operate remotely on patients using robots or virtually assist their peers through surgical procedures. This could be significant for rural hospitals that may lack staff with experience in complex or rare procedures.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals across all fields related to healthcare. Leading academicians, medical students, clinicians, public health professionals, health care specialists, health care workers, health economists, eminent researchers, scientists, health workers, policy makers, social workers and other related professionals are welcome to exchange their ideas and experiences. Individual investors, family offices, institutional investors, and strategic investors
30 innovators will present their healthcare technologies. The EntelMed Hackathon presentations will connect innovators to leaders, researchers, strategic partners, scientists and other resources to help create new products for the future of healthcare.
EntelMed was established to develop one of the largest and most trusted global leaders in comprehensive virtual healthcare services. Our strategy is to offer a new healthcare experience with better convenience, outcomes and value. We are developing a technology platform to transform how people access healthcare, delivering an improved experience with better convenience, outcomes and value for individuals, providers and Clients. We will provide virtual access to high-quality care and expertise, with a comprehensive suite of services and solutions covering up to 400 medical subspecialties from non-urgent, episodic needs like flu and upper respiratory infections, to chronic, complicated medical conditions like cancer and congestive heart failure. By combining the latest in data and analytics with an outstanding user experience through a highly flexible technology platform, our goal is to serve millions of patients around the world.