Dr. Data: How advances in tech are reshaping healthcare
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Sat Oct 6, 2018
Harvard Kennedy School, L-140
digital PANEL


Artificial intelligence and data science are rapidly changing medical research and treatment. Big data in healthcare alone was estimated to be worth $14 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow to $68 billion by the end of 2025. This creates an ever-growing field for personalized medicine that includes genomics, chronic condition monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Using artificial intelligence to predict conditions and respond with customized treatments allows patients and physicians to respond more quickly and precisely.

This panel discusses how novel data processing technologies will shape our healthcare systems and what impact this will have on our future society. It explores current perspectives and approaches from both sides of the Atlantic, where differences in data collection, privacy policies, and healthcare systems present  diverse opportunities and challenges. What potential concerns does data-driven healthcare raise with regards to ethics, accessibility, and democratization? How can the US and Germany learn from one another or collaborate on medical innovation and policy responses?

Lothar H. Wieler President, Robert Koch Institute
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jahn Director, Department of Neurobiology at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Anula Jayasuriya Founder and Managing Director, EXXclaim Capital
Christine Tsien Silvers Chief Medical Officer, HealthReveal, Inc.
Katherine Andriole Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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