In 2017, one of the key focus areas for discussion at CeBIT Australia was digital health. It’s also our main passion at Tadashi, so we were curious to learn more. Our very own Chris Burke attended the event, which is Asia Pacific’s longest running technology conference.
From May 23 to 25, dozens of local and international experts tackled issues and discussed innovations in the digital health space – everything from robotic surgery to AI to eRecords. Digital disruption was also on the agenda and while there was a lot of excitement around the future of tech in health, the issue of big data came up consistently. An event of this size focusing on digital in health is a good indicator of the important role that technology is going to play moving forward.
According to Christian Guttmann, associate professor, School of Science and Engineering, UNSW, advancements in machine learning and predictive analytics are going to see some big improvements to systems in health. What this looks like, though, still seems to be a little ways away on the horizon.