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eHealth Exchange selects InterSystems to support expansion

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InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, announced it has been selected by the eHealth Exchange and took the challenge.

The eHealth Exchange has unique roots and began as a federal program initiative under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), which helped to incubate it as part of the NwHIN efforts. The eHealth Exchange is now supported by The Sequoia Project and has blossomed into a rapidly growing community of exchange partners.

Consider what happened with the DICOM protocol, radiology industry agreed the same image protocol to exchange radiological images through different platforms: High Resolution images flowing through the network, available also for post-processing tasks.
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This harmonization generated a branch industry from scratch: Carestream, GE Healthcare, Philips as well as Siemens Healthineers: eHealth Exchange is doing the same, put in place a kind of standard to share healthcare information accordingly.

Thinking future applications, an enourmous amount of healthcare data could be used for analysis via Deep Learning AI (Artificial Intelligence) to identify inferences not visibile to humans: diseases clusterization, possible risk causes and trends, the applications could be incredible.

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From a patient stand point, the advantage of a common health data protocol could be the possibility to access to any of the health information, collected in different facilities, avoiding any possible missing data: give to your own phisician access to your own data automatically, without taking old-fashioned CD could be fantastic.

I do think we’ll hear soon news from InterSystems whcih has the technological capabilities to reach the goal.

Philips incubator program focuses on AI healthcare

philips-incubator-program-focuses-on-ai-healthcare-min2-min-910x420As a global leader in health technology, Philips, or Royal Philips, has opened a collaboration programme for 19 start-ups to join the Philips incubator program.

The initiative is a global collaboration working across the Philips innovation hubs across the world with the focus on improving AI in healthcare.

The global collaboration program includes intelligent treatment for radiology, oncology and ultrasound. It also covers AI clinical decisions support tools such as image interpretation, analysis and workflow tools.

Out of 750 applicants, 19 of the most promising start-ups were selected for the incubator program.

How it works
The fast-track program takes place over 12 weeks. During this time Philips will engage with all of the early stage start-ups, which come from 14 different countries.

Patient-Centred AI
While AI has already proven its ability to improve patient outcomes and the efficiency of care, it is important not to lose sight of the patient-centred approach.

Accelerating breakthrough innovation
With the collaboration programs, Philips aims to speed up breakthrough innovation within the health industry. They are doing this through supporting internal venturing and external start-up engagement.

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