“Every individual has a double – Personalized Medicine and Digital Twins”
Dr. André Nemat and Professor Boris Otto, members of the Board of International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), will deliver an Expert Talk at the DMEA 2019 about the potential of the digitalization in healthcare: How can the medicine take into account therapy-relevant differences between people? How can the effects of medicines be improved while reducing the side effects at the same time? To reach this is indispensable because the number of approved medical active ingredients in Germany have doubled in the past five years.
Digitalization and Medicine
In Industrie 4.0, the digital twin is a standard. It helps to simulate complex plants in advance over their entire life-cycle from development and design to operation and recycling. This process also offers potential for medical applications. In cancer therapy, digitized drugs can be tested without any risk for the patient. Doctors and researchers use the genetic differences, which are largely due to genetic factors, to optimise treatment results.
Further trends are promoting digitalization in diagnostics and therapy: As a result of increasing networking, people are becoming more open to their digital twin, and constantly increasing computing power makes immense amounts of data manageable.
Visit the Expert Talk "Every individual has a double – Personalized Medicine and Digital Twins": 9 April 2019, 14:30 to 15:30, _Hub 2, Hall 2.2 at DMEA.
Data Sovereignty and Data Security in Healthcare
The digitalization of medicine moves in a very sensitive environment: it is about making data from patients and study participants usable. The IDSA supports the digitization process by applying its standard for data security and data sovereignty in healthcare to enable a common, secure data room. To reach this goal, the members of the IDSA have assembled the ‘Medical Data Space Community’ (MedDS Community).
Find out more about the MedDS Community and how to get involved: Fraunhofer ISST booth D‑103, Hall 2.2 at DMEA.
Dr. André Nemat is Managing Partner of the Institute for Digital Transformation in Healthcare (idigiT) at the University of Witten/Herdecke. He is also a member of the Board of ISDA.
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto, Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering in Dortmund, is Deputy Chairman of the Board of IDSA.
Dr. Sven Meister is Head of Digitization in HealthCare at the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering in Dortmund and heads the MedDS Community in the IDSA.