Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 2. Previous was one was - The biggest Big Data to transform the healthcare model by Christine Lemke !
Most of us already know how bad a disease like a diabetic is. It's almost like putting a person in prison and set a close boxed life and also works as a slow poison to dramatically impact all the organs, disable them over the years. This is one of the key reason I hated this disease so much so even reduced my 25 kilos of weight to get back to a proper shap. But did we ask ourselves this questions?
How many people are suffering in diabetes on world?
According to WHO the number is 422 million people. Like another 1.25 million american people this got Harvard biologist Doug Melton’s attention. His daughter Emma and son Sam are suffering for this. As most of us already know diabetes treatment is a lifetime of careful eating, painful insulin injections and multiple daily blood-glucose tests.
Melton was looking for a solution and found a different approach: using stem cells to create replacement beta cells that produce insulin. He started the work over 10 years ago, when stem-cell research was raising hopes and controversy.
In 2014 he co-founded Semma Therapeutics—the name is derived from Sam and Emma—to develop the technology, and this summer it was acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for $950 million.
The company has created a small, implantable device that holds millions of replacement beta cells, letting glucose and insulin through but keeping immune cells out.
“If it works in people as well as it does in animals, it’s possible that people will not be diabetic,”
“They will eat and drink and play like those of us who are not.”
We can see a hammer on diabetes is coming soon.
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Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 3. Previous was one was - A hammer on diabetes !
Personalized medication. Did you hear or familiar with personalized medicine? Most likely yes! A major limitation threatens to hamper the era of personalized medicine due to my different human races and how they are distributed all over the globe. Interestingly People of Caucasian descent are a minority in the global population yet make up nearly 80% of the subjects in human-genome research, is creating lots of blind spots in drug research. That's why we saw different drugs are having different effectiveness in different region, and eventually creating negative impact as well. There are a controversial stories around the globe about it.
To respond that issue, Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong, founded 54gene. 54gene is an initiative which is focusing for Africa’s 54 countries, the Nigeria-based startup is sourcing genetic material from volunteers across the continent, to make drug research and development more equitable.
We all know the the ugly history of colonial exploitation in Africa and those can't be removed from the pages of history. If companies are going to profit by developing marketable drugs based on the DNA of African people, Africa should benefit: so, when partnering with companies, 54gene prioritizes those that commit to including African countries in marketing plans for any resulting drugs.
If we are part of the pathway for drug creation, then maybe we can also become part of the pathway to get these drugs into Africa .
The next article is on 4nd technology and innovation, will reshape the healthcare in 2020 - A mind reader smartboard to enable disabled people.
Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 3. Previous was one was - A diverse Global Bio Bank to make medicine more effective.
Thomas Reardon, CEO and co-founder of CTRL-Labs, was saying -
“I want machines to do what we want them to do, and I want us to not be enslaved by the machines,”
Imagine a person has a paralyzed hand, then a device enable him to control any technology devices directly through a signal from brain? We saw these type of things in science fiction movies for years. Now this is not a just a science fiction anymore! CTRL-Labs is inventing a wrist band named CTRL-kit, which detects the electrical impulses that travel from the motor neurons down the arm muscles and to the hand almost as soon as a person thinks about a particular movement.
The hunched-over posture and fumbling keystrokes of the smartphone era represent “a step backward for humanity,” says Reardon, a neuroscientist who, in a past life, led the development of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Reardon say also added.
The technology could open up new forms of rehabilitation and access for patients recovering from
Facebook has splashed out as much as $1 billion to buy CTRL Labs. The tech giant announced that it has bought CTRL Labs, a four-year-old company based in New York and co-founded by Thomas Reardon, the creator of Internet Explorer, and Patrick Kaifosh, a neuroscientist. The deal was Facebook’s biggest acquisition in five years.
The next article is on 5th technology and innovation, will reshape the healthcare in 2020 - A disruptive research to kill cancer.
Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 4. Previous was one was - The Magic Wristbrand to enable the disabled.
Most or less everyone of us know already that, cancer is an ultimate killer of human life. Still now we have very little weapon to fight back to this monster disease. The treatment we have so far, which works only at the early stage of the cancer only.
Let's pick one of the the cancers, symptoms of lung cancer usually don’t appear until its later stages, when it’s difficult to treat. Early screening of high-risk populations with CT scans can reduce the risk of dying, but it comes with risks of its own.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health found that 2.5% of patients who received CT scans later endured needlessly invasive treatments—-sometimes with fatal results—after radiologists erroneously diagnosed false positives. Shravya Shetty believes artificial intelligence may be the solution.
Shetty is the research lead of a Google Health team and wanted to build something based on AI. And Since them in the past two years his team built an AI system that outperforms human radiologists in diagnosing lung cancer. After being trained on more than 45,000 patient CT scans, Google’s algorithm detected 5% more cancer cases and had 11% fewer false positives than a control group of six human radiologists. The early results are promising as the result is already better than human diagnosis.
Shetty Said -
“there’s a pretty big gap between where things are and where they could be,” .
“It’s that potential impact that keeps me going."
The next article is on 6th technology and innovation, will reshape the healthcare in 2020 - Artificial Intelligence to transform since paper to science knowledge.
Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 5. Previous was one was - Artificial intelligence to fight cancer.
A lot of research is happening everywhere. A lot of amazing people putting their heart and soul to make such innovative, academic or empirical research. But did we ever think about, how many research paper getting published every year? According to research from the University of Ottawa, in 2009 we passed the 50 million mark in terms of the total number of science papers published since 1665, and approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year.
Every year, more than 2.5 million peer-reviewed research papers are published—far too many for any individual scientist to digest, understand or even read. However, our computers don’t share this human limitation. From that idea an AI company named, BenevolentAI has created algorithms that scour research papers, clinical trial results and other sources of biomedical information in search of previously overlooked relationships between genes, drugs and disease. BenevolentAI CEO Joanna Shields was an executive at companies such as Google and Facebook, and then the U.K.’s Minister for Internet Safety and Security, before joining BenevolentAI. A frequent critic of the tech industry’s lapses in protecting young people from exploitation and abuse online, Shields sees BenevolentAI as an opportunity to harness technology’s power for good. Joanna Shields was saying -
All of us have family members, friends who are diagnosed with diseases that have no treatment.She also added -
Unless we apply the scaling and the principles of the technology revolution to drug discovery and development, we’re not going to see a change in that outcome anytime soon.
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ecently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 8. Previous was one was - AI to transform all the science paper to since knowledge for everyone
We know the power of a small startup, and we also know when a major corporation focus on something completely outside their main focus. And one example of that is the biggest retailer aims its gigantic footprint at a new market. We all know Walmart more or less and it's a gigantic retailer. That Walmart, in September 2019, Walmart opened its first Health Center, a medical mall where customers can get primary care, vision tests, dental exams and root canals; lab work, X-rays and EKGs; counseling; even fitness and diet classes.
We know in US healthcare is very expensive and without insurance a patient is in big trouble. So let's talk about the price, at those Walmart medical mall the prices are affordable without insurance
and have you think about the business potential of this? it's huge! Now let me explain you why, In any given week, the equivalent of half of America passes through a Walmart! Wanna know the number?
Total population of america is around 330 million. How many people shop at Walmart in a week? 275 million weekly customers!
Sean Slovenski, a former Humana exec who joined Walmart last year to lead its health care push said -
“When I first started here … [I] thought, That can’t be true,” says . If the concept spreads, repercussions await in every direction. Like Walmart’s merchandise suppliers, doctors and other medical pros may need to adjust to the retailer’s everyday low prices. Still, cautions Moody’s analyst Charles O’Shea: “Health care is multiple times harder than selling food."
But hang on until now we just talked about USA. Now let's talk about the global opportunity this initiative is going to take. Walmart has total 11300 stores globally, 2.2 million employees! And among those 11300 stores, around 5993 stores are outside USA. And also keep that in mind, each of those numbers are changing, changing in positive direction.
The next article is on 6th technology and innovation, will reshape the healthcare in 2020 - 3D Digital Human heart.
1st December 2019, was another remarkable day on this day Genius Upskill Scholarship program's Live and Love did the first workshop of the 4 workshop series.
The topic of this workshop was the Physical and Mental Development for our Live and Love Scholars. Mentor Dr. Xuan guides them the following contents:
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At Reverie Hotel, Time Square Saigon, On November 2019, I was speaking on a advisory session for CEO, IT Directors, CIOs, COO about the cyber security. There were around 20 - 25 CEO, CIO, COO, IT Directors ofdifferent companies were joining this session.
Why cyber security? because everyday almost 1+ million security threats are adding up to the pool of thrats to attack, share or take over our digital assets. This asset can be from our personal level to coporation level. I started with the very grass root level and then brough to the point which can let the audiences a set of bullet points which will help them to go back an start to work on them immediately for protecting their digital assets. The key line of prespective is here
The price is light is less than the price of darkness.
Though this article I will share you the key bullets of that advisory session. I belive most of the reader know singhealth, this is a well named healthcare provider in Singapore. but since 2018 to now, it got serise of attacks and their information security failed to prevent/metigate those attacks and ended up lose hug amont of sensitive data, information. So now the situation of the singhealth user is like - most of the user cant take their laptop to home, have two laptops - one for office only and another they can take home, two phones etc. Required to spend signification amount of investment on information security aspect.
Their situation is like this picture. They were been in comfortable zone which did create different loop holes in their security system and finally due to multiple attacks they are in panic zone now.
This is a great lession learn. The companies who are in comfortable zone now, not paying attention, not developing their capabilities in information security space by learning, not investing the minimum amount, they will all end up at the panic zone and also will be forced to pay too high as well. Remember the quote?
The price is light is less than the price of darkness.
Cyber security is not something which you can just tick off a set of check list. It requies constent improvement in multimple dimention and that is only possible to building up a Cyber security culture in the organization. To build up the culture, there are the key elements pays the roles
Molding and farming of these three can create the right culture in an organization which can successfully tacket the cyber security issues of an organization. On this aspect the start point of views which I shared are
Most of the organization is far behind the cyber security capabilites so even many of them dont know they are already being compormised over and over. So I also share a key points where any organization should be starting assessing their cyber security status and then start their journey of building the defense macanism -
Organizatoinal Culture: Assess and define the level of organizational culture.
Business Stratigy and Scale: Clearly understand what is the business stratigy, focus in last 5 years and next 5 years, and also consider the scale of growth.
Company Turn over: Assess and consider closely the companity turn over rate, as it ties of organizational culture, security culture is a part of that
System Architecture: What is the present system landscape, their capacity, what is the % of legacy system, how well patched and what kind of security tool in place.
These are the things actively they should not consider as well -
Previous assessment report: Dont accept those report, those may having very green but actualy true picture can be very different. So dont look at them and become bised.
Financial Condition: Your financial condition is nothing to consider at the first stage of assessment, if you do you will lose the big picture.
Incident report: It was not report, does not mean that did not happen. There is a number of organization did not even realize they were being hacked when their information was outside the market for months. So dont be happy by not seeing the insident reports.
So let's pay attention to your information security. You can be in any role in the organization, CEO, CIO, Director, Manager or even a staff, you are part of the information security. Every digital asset you use in digital space in the company is the asset of the company andi t's your reponsibility to learn and keep the digital asset safe.
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Recently I wrote an article about, Healthcare 4.0 is not a myth anymore and it's happening now. There are 12 technology and Innovations are going to reshape the healthcare on 2020. Though my this article series I will give you a good understanding of each of this technology innovations and why they are reshape the healthcare on 2020. Let's call this series care2020 (#care2020) and this is the part 8. Previous was one was - This is starting with Walmart-ification of health care not uber -ification.
Let's start with this burning question -
Any Idea how many people are dying every year due to heart disease ?
In medical science the heart disease is call CVD (cardiovascular diseases). For this World Health Organization (WHO) did a survey world wide on 2016 cases and published a fast sheet, and here are the numbers -
An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attack and stroke. Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.
CVD is fatal! What do we see on those numbers? Too many people with suspected heart problems, invasive catheterization is necessary to diagnose blocked or narrowed arteries.
So how about the treatment? Doctors must choose the best method for improving blood flow from a handful of options, including balloon angioplasty and stenting.
Charles Taylor, a former Stanford professor, started HeartFlow to help patients avoid invasive diagnostic procedures and improve treatment outcomes. The company’s system creates personalized 3-D models that can be rotated and zoomed into, so doctors can simulate various approaches on screens. In some cases, it can help avoid invasive procedures entirely.
Duke University cardiologist Manesh Patel said-
“By adding the HeartFlow … to our available resources for diagnosing stable coronary disease, we are able to provide patients with better care as we evaluate risk,”.Well, this needs to be more tested and already there are POC happened and going to happen more. That means what we used to see in science fiction movie in even 5 years ago, are going to happen real soon, most likely by 2020. That's why I picked this technology innovation which is going to reshape the healthcare on 2020.
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Recently I was having a webinar mentoring session with my students. We talked about purpose in our life. I was discussing about an import aspect which I clarified on that discussion about -
Positive impact vs popularity, where should be the focus?
When I share or speak on any particular topics, the very first and foremost important thing for me is - What I am speaking is
On the internet there are a lot of influencers, they're doing a lot of fun stuff, making a lot of jokes entertainment things, making people laugh, giving them a lot of fun advice example - The short cut to be rich, how to get a job quickly, how to nail down an interview etc
I don't do that because I don't think that's going to add true values for the listeners. For me I think that what actually help people
o achieve goals, you will need to learn many other skill set and and many of them maybe you might like to do but some others you will not like to learn or even hate to learn. But you have to do because those skillsets are important why? Because those are going to help you to meet your purpose, your goals.
I will give you an example from my own life, I hated statistics subject when I was in high school but when I was studying science and engineering, I had to learn this program because I knew that this is going to be one of the key things for my any algorithm or even programing logics.
Let’s pick up another example - Few years ago, I did not like writing, so I was just giving speeches and that's it. But then I figured out that I have to write to communicate to more audiences. Because every person simply doesn't have the same English language competency, as I'm trying to communicate with them by English only.
That's why I write articles, I am writing books, journals, booklets to communicate with all of you.
So the bottom line is only doing the things, what we love is not enough to make us successful. To achieve goals or what you want to achieve in a career or a business or in our life so we need to learn, look for actively knowledge, opportunities, good intents etc to embrace them. It does not matter, those we really like or not.
We can't just throw away something which is needed because we don't like them.
John Masud Parvez
CIO, Organizational Transformer,
Founder and President of VSHR (Non Profit Organization)
Highly passionate for making a difference in to the community by providing quality health knowledge