Michael Joe Cini
10th November 2022
Med-Tech World Europe to host quality conferences, panels, and keynotes
At the upcoming MedTech World Conference, there are going to be several panels that will enlighten delegates on new developments in the healthtech space. These panels will address specific questions that nag operators, governments, and practitioners in health tech. Taken by experts, every session will be addressing topics key to the future of healthtech. Below are some of our scheduled sessions at Med-Tech World.
Is it time for an AI regulatory framework?
Regulating AI is an emerging but crucial topic in the world of tech. Questions like how to make AI accountable for every action taken, control their non-human behaviour and tackle large enterprises with data-based monopolies are being asked. With the European Commission already proposing a legal framework for AI, the topic of AI regulation has become ever so important. At this session, experts will walk delegates through what a regulatory framework means for AI in healthcare and how they can tread the emerging landscape.
Where is AI delivering value, and when is it time to call it a day at the clinic?
AI offers several advantages over the traditional form and clinical decision-making processes. Today, it’s already being applied in guidance for diagnosis and treatment, patient engagement, and activities of healthcare administration. These use cases highlight the potential and capacity of AI to change how the healthcare system works and provide an alternative solution to the current workforce shortage. At the conference, you will learn how AI’s impact on the healthcare system can benefit you as a practitioner.
The augmented doctor, a paradigm shift for healthcare
Augmented reality, or AR, merges virtual images with the real world, projecting digital information into the user’s surroundings. This new technology allows doctors and other medical personnel to see tumours, broken bones, and veins in real-time. AR also allows for early diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. An example of such technology is AccuVein — a handheld device with laser technology that helps you see through your skin and into your veins. Research by Zion Market shows that the global healthcare AR/VR market will reach USD 5 billion by 2025, with experts predicting growth to an 18-billion-dollar valuation by 2023. At this session, experts will take you through the latest developments in AR and healthcare.
How Europe is Using Web3.0 to Transform Healthcare Data Management and Empower Citizens
What is web3? And how is it useful in the healthcare system? How does the revolution bring about the empowerment of citizens? Daily, several services and solutions are being built in web3 for healthcare, showing its rise and prominence in the field. What was the impact of web2 on the healthcare system, and how is the transition to web3 better? With the shift to web3, healthcare is managed better, and data management is seamless. The core of web3, the Blockchain, enables healthcare professionals to store patient information through its immutable digital ledger technology securely. With dozens of possible use cases in web3 for our healthcare system, this session promises to be enlightening.
The Healthcare Metaverse – The good, the bad, and the ugly
“As the metaverse expands at an exponential rate, new opportunities in healthcare emerge,” says Evgen Verzun, founder of Kaizen Finance. The Metaverse is evolving and providing new directions to healthcare with a combination of virtual reality, AI, augmented reality, web3.0, robotics, and quantum computing. Doctors have already started integrating Metaverse technology into the healthcare system. In early August of this year, the BBC reported that a team of international surgeons had been training in VR for months before successfully separating two three-year-old twins with conjoined heads. But with this potential also comes challenges. At this session, delegates will learn how the Metaverse might cause a huge technological shift in healthcare in 2022. Attendees will also learn about existing and potential challenges such as high technology costs, concerns about privacy and security, and providing access.
The intelligent hospital
With a goal of placing patients at the centre of all operational systems, intelligent hospitals bring together the architecture and design of the hospital space, innovative technology, and best practices in healthcare to achieve optimal patient care. At this panel session, you will hear from experts and practitioners about what it means to run an intelligent hospital. You will also hear how intelligent hospitals connect different clinical activities for a seamless operation.
What should you consider IP in health tech? Maximize your value
Intellectual property in healthcare is a dicey topic, with key stakeholders torn between making healthcare available to everyone and maintaining capitalist incentives. The medical industry is a large global market, with different products and services, making the process of drawing lines more complex. At this session, experts will elucidate how you can tread this line effectively so that you can create products ethically. The session will also address how to protect your patents, design rights, copyrights, and trademarks.
Implementation of technology in medicine
According to the latest report by management consultancy firm Arthur D. Little, new technologies are set to accelerate data-driven healthcare transformation in the Middle East in the coming decade. The trigger to move the healthcare industry forward is big data. At the conference, experts will discuss some of the benefits technology in medicine can provide, such as chronic care facilitation, reduction in medical error rate, and accurate staffing. They’ll also address what it means to adopt new technologies in medicine, and how you can tread the line in a highly regulated industry.
The Importance of Clinical Safety in Digital Health
As much as digital health is advancing the healthcare system, it has its risks. It is essential that digital innovations are delivered safely and do not lead to unintended harm. As a medical practitioner, do you know these risks and how to curtail them? Practitioners in medicine have a responsibility to ensure that digital tech has a positive impact, is sustainable, and can continuously improve patients’ health. In this session, keynote speakers will explore how to make processes more efficient and reduce the risks of error.
GET READY FOR MED-TECH WORLD, MALTA 2022 EDITION!
With one week to go, this is the best time to sign up for Med-Tech World! As part of SiGMA Group’s Malta Week, Med-Tech World 2022 will take place from 17 – 18 November at the Hilton Hotel in St Julian’s, Malta. For the latest updates, top-quality conferences and premium networking opportunities at the digital health summit of the year, register here.
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