Around the world health has been a major topic of public debate this year. Over the course of the last few months things have been made possible that hardly anyone would have believed in
before – both on an economic and political level as well as in the field of technology. The current pandemic has become a catalyst for digitisation and an opportunity to discuss, test and
optimise the wide range of possibilities in the field of health-related media technologies.
How can we use digital care concepts and new medical imaging methods to diagnose patients early and treat them more precisely? How can smart devices become empowering tools for patients? And how
much private information are we willing to provide for our physical and mental well-being?
In our #mthcon2020 E-Health Track, we will examine the role of media technologies in health care:
In cooperation with Siemens Healthineers we will discuss how connected digital intelligence can help practitioners gain a holistic understanding of patients’ conditions. A key concept here is the
patient's digital twin – an individual computational model of themselves, drawing on data from wearables, behavioural information as well as previous laboratory results. Combining all this
information about the patient's health history makes it possible to anticipate disease, guide therapy options and predict the outcome of procedures more precisely than ever before. In our session
Connected Intelligence to Improve Stroke Patient Journey, Peter Aulbach and Florian Hager from Siemens Healthinieers will present an
exceptional use case that shows how digital tools enable them to link stroke as a potential health issue for everyone to their everyday lives.
In our session Pandemics & Other Health Crises: The Tech Factor Paul Chojecki (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute) and Simon Grange (Chief Surgeon
at Abu Dhabi Hospital and expert for global medical solutions) will examine how VR and other immersive technologies are helping healthcare professionals to analyse and manage the consequences of
global health crises. The multi-award-winning Surgeon Scientist Grange blends his scientific background in surgery and computer science with his experience as a pilot and in surgical simulation.
He has thus established new areas of research and brought scientific discipline to the delivery of software services, while creating an ecosystem for a more collaborative approach to business.
The panel Empowering Patient Journeys with Digital Tools will focus on the
power of the patient: How can media technology support them on their therapeutic and diagnostic path? What potential does big data and machine learning offer in this area? Peter A. Fasching (University Hospital Erlangen), Jonas Jung (Digital Health Hub),
Claudiu Leverenz (Munevo), Barbara Stegmann (Living Brain) and
Susanna Zsoter (Cancer Warrior and Blogger) will discuss three different health topics: Breast cancer prevention, heart failure and
people with disabilities.
Take part in our dive into the e-health sphere and participate Live or Online in this year's MediaTech Hub