10 Big Technology Trends in Healthcare We are living in exciting times. Technology is transforming every aspect of the way we live. Perhaps no area is more important or more profound than the innovations we are seeing in healthcare. As the industry looks to leverage technology to increase access to information, drive better patient outcomes and unlock mysteries hidden in plain sight, it is facing the enormous challenges of privacy and security that are perhaps more worrisome in healthcare than in any other industry. With that in mind, we assembled some of the brightest minds in healthcare to share their views on the technology trends that are reshaping the industry for this latest issue of HP Matter. Below are the things on my radar. Helping companies understand the future to make better decisions today! March 2016 : The Future of Communities Sure, it’s a wildcard, but the notion of floating cities and floating communities would allow the colonization of the world’s oceans. It has long been a vision of dreamers and science fiction writers. Yet as technological capabilities advance and drivers gain force and momentum, the dream of waterborne colonies could be realized within decades. Plans for waterborne construction encompass projects that include small-scale yet ambitious schemes to create floating casinos, hotels, golf courses, and parking garages; proposals to extend existing waterfront developments with floating malls or entertainment centers; concepts for supersized cruise ships that have all the amenities of city life; and even building full-scale floating communities on abandoned oil rigs or synthetic islands that could house tens of thousands of residents. This new frontier is inspiring individuals and groups to research and develop plans for building on the ocean’s surface.
BI Consulting Services, Business Analytics Services, Enterprise Data Management & Visualization, Data Cleansing/Integration, & Warehousing Powering data driven insights and smarter solutions for growth and increased revenues We are witnessing a quantum leap in the data generated by devices, systems and users. The imminent need to make each data consumable and to make sense of this vast volume of data for intelligent decision making is increasingly becoming essential for the organizations to stay ahead of the competitive curve. Interactive and insightful visualizations with self-service BI helps in increasing the user adoption of the data in the organizations. Megatrend: Dynamic Technology & Innovation In a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) it is vital to identify major trends in technology and innovation that provide answers to the most crucial future environmental, economic and societal challenges. Trend five reveals the power of innovation and major areas of technological opportunity changing the environment of humanity. Our analysis extends across three subtrends: "The power of innovation", "Life Sciences" and "Digital transformation". The power of innovation – Driver of economic prosperity
Telemedicine Might Be Bad For Dermatology A patient receiving a dermatology diagnosis after an online consultation might do well to be skeptical, according to a study published this week in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Though telemedicine is sometimes necessary for certain cases, researchers say patients dealing with the vague and impersonal world of online clinicians could miss out on proper care due to lax oversight, vague recommendations and misdiagnoses. Over the past decade, dermatologists have been at the forefront of adopting telemedicine. FOCUS - Project Objectives FOCUS will allow designing European security research to effectively cope with future EU roles responding to tomorrow's challenges resulting from the globalization of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. The main contribution of the FOCUS project is the development of effective long-term prediction and assessment tool at an EU level that is populated with analyses done in the project. Moreover, it will deliver tangible products (such as an IT-based Knowledge Platform) and contents (as a roadmap) for planning of research and deciding on priorities. These products are usable beyond the project.
Surveillance Camera Benchmarking Report by eInfochips Global surveillance camera market revenue is projected to reach $45 billion by 2019, with CAGR of 20% from 2015 to 2019. The video surveillance industry has undergone significant technological advances in terms of digitization, image quality & usage. Increasing demand for digital (IP) camera instead of analog, widespread usage of 4K image quality, video analytics, and integration with access control systems have shifted the paradigm of surveillance camera. All the above has forced OEMs to look at competitor products even before conceptualizing any new product. In addition, end users from different segments like government, industrial, commercial, and residential demand unique designs and solutions. Therefore, benchmarking of a new product or new idea for surveillance camera is the key for OEMs to launch a successful product.
Technology Scan and Assessment What new technologies are on the horizon? The Technology Scan and Assessment is a series of ongoing studies that tracks trends, technologies, and innovations that could influence, or be leveraged as part of, next-generation intelligent transportation systems within a five to seven year time horizon. All reports speculate on the future impact of a given new technology or system to the transportation sector in general, and specifically to a future Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Device, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) core system relying on vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communications, as contemplated in USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research and Development program.
Trends in Camera Design Increase Functionality Higher resolution, more features and faster speeds are enabling novel camera technology while reducing imaging application costs. Michael McKay, PixeLink Commercially available camera sensors are shrinking, perhaps driven by the camera-phone craze. Now common are 3-μm pixels with megapixel sensors that measure less than half an inch. Horizon Scanning and Trend Monitoring as an Instrument of Environmental Policies for Strategic Early Warning and Effective Policy Advice The main reasons for the construction of a Horizon Scanning System are the apparent acceleration of ecological processes on the one hand and socio-economic changes on the other hand. For politicians, this raises the question of whether reactive breathlessness can be countered by earlier problem solving. Especially in Germany, environmental policy is committed to a precautionary principle and to the concept of intergenerational sustainability.The Project is divided into three phases: AP 1: Preparation: Design and testable construction of one of the specific requirements of the environmental ministry / UBA Horizon Scanning System. The first step of procedure includes1.
Nanotechnology In Medicine: Huge Potential, But What Are The Risks? Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkably varied and new properties, is a rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential in many sectors, ranging from healthcare to construction and electronics. In medicine, it promises to revolutionize drug delivery, gene therapy, diagnostics, and many areas of research, development and clinical application. This article does not attempt to cover the whole field, but offers, by means of some examples, a few insights into how nanotechnology has the potential to change medicine, both in the research lab and clinically, while touching on some of the challenges and concerns that it raises. What is Nanotechnology?
About Horizon Scanning The CADTH horizon scanning program identifies new and emerging health technologies likely to have a significant impact on health care in Canada. CADTH scans and monitors various health information sources to identify promising technologies not yet widely used in the Canadian health care system. Our horizon scanning publications summarize information about a technology, including available evidence, regulatory status and potential costs, as well as concurrent developments and implementation issues. Horizon Scanning Publications