Big Data: How you improve the capacity of the healthcare sector today?

David Esteva
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Since its inception, technology has been one of the most important innovations to make people’s lives easier and more comfortable. The same happens within the health sector, since the study not only advances in medical treatments, but also new technologies play a fundamental role in achieving part of this continuous improvement.

An example of the above is how Big Data or data analysis is a fundamental foundation in recent research that has been carried out.

Alzheimer’s support

One of the fields where it has been working is in the early detection of Alzheimer’s and dementia, diseases that by 2050 will be affecting more than 150 million people around the world.

An example of this is the initiative proposed and launched by the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (Efpia), through the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) consortium. It is working on a system that seeks early diagnosis.

Mopead (Models of patient Engagement for Alzheimer’s Disease), has been designed by the GMV company to enhance citizen participation in early detection through a model in which an online questionnaire is filled out, where they participate in a medical examination and are subject to primary and tertiary care tests.

Likewise, researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) are working on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) libraries, which will aim to help the clinical diagnosis not only of Alzheimer’s but also of depression and some types of Cancer. This technology will be supported by Big data and supercomputing, which provides a great capacity for analyzing all types of information.

Big data against Coronavirus

As we have already mentioned, the massive analysis of data will be essential for the fight against various types of diseases, since the large amount of information becomes the key to better prevention. At the health level, work has been carried out to face a pandemic such as the Coronavirus.

In this context, the use that China made to contain the spread of the virus has become clear, even a Canadian startup, BlueDot, came to foresee the pandemic last December as a result of data collected and analyzed from social networks.

Currently, various projects are underway, such as geolocation-based tools, which will help control possible outbreaks of Covid-19 in hospitals. In Spain we find the case of Radar Covid, the most downloaded Coronavirus tracking tool.

There is no doubt that technology is not focused on a single place, but is present in various sectors in order to make its evolution easier through an infinity of tools.

At LISA we use technologies to provide the insurance industry with mechanisms to accelerate settlement processes, save on costs and prevent fraud. All this in order to guarantee a unique and innovative experience to maintain the satisfaction of the insured.

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