The value and use of patient digital twin in healthcare

Patient digital twins offer great opportunities in healthcare. After explaining the concept, several impactful practical examples showing the current status will be shared, plus an outlook on future exciting and impactful developments. A presentation by Ger Janssen, Head of the AI, Data Science & Digital twin department (a.i.); thought leader patient digital twin at Philips.

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Question 1: What drives you?
Helping people to stay healthy, and if they fall ill, helping to improve treatment outcomes is something that we can all relate to.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
It’s a relatively young topic in healthcare, where multiple technology developments come together (e.g. AI, AR/VR, cloud, IoT, 5G, etc) and with a huge potential future impact. Helping healthcare make the next step in improving outcomes for patients is an exciting area!

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Trends in hybrid intelligence (data driven with knowledge driven approach), AR/VR, IoT, 5G, cloud

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Huge impact: on outcomes for patients, reducing costs (via prevention of follow up procedures, or readmissions), patient and staff satisfaction.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Access to data while at the same time taking care of privacy, interoperability challenges, and much more 🙂

About Ger Janssen
Ger Janssen has a PhD in Applied Physics and joined Philips in 2001. In all his responsibilities in the company computational modelling is a recurring theme, in which he has now over 20 years of experience. He was department head in Philips Research for almost a decade before his current role as thought leader patient digital twin across Philips. In this role he is helping the company to shape the patient digital twin activities of Philips from R&D to clinical space and advices on system digital twin activities.

About Philips
Over the past decade we have transformed into a focused leader in health technology.
At Philips, our purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. We aim to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities.
As a technology company, we – and our brand licensees – innovate for people with one consistent belief: there’s always a way to make life better.

Ger Janssen is speaker at the 2022 beyond 3D Printing session during the 3D Medical Printing Series

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