Hospital of the Future
“Many of the treatments that we see today are overly simplistic”, observes Stefan Vilsmeier, founder of Brainlab, at the outset of this panel discussion, which also includes Rajesh Jena of the University of Cambridge, Florian Weiß, CEO of health portal Jameda, and moderator Matthias Schönermark. Together they explore new possibilities to personalize medical treatment with the help of technology.
Digitizing surgery, for example, could significantly increase health care. “Many of the treatments that we see today, like cancer treatment, are overly simplistic”, Stefan Vilsmeier argues. “The experience is based on clinical studies that have been conducted over time, and their one-size-fits all approach leaves little room for customization for the individual patient. Only with sufficient data to really make a big change.”
Addressing the efforts of the British NHS to incorporate digital innovations, Jena explains that several projects have succeeded, such as an NHS application that deploys digital apps across the NHS – but there are also critical issues at hand.
“There’s still a lot of distrust”, Jena points out. “To promote trust in the use of healthcare data and sharing it between the NHS, research and industry, people actually want you to say how you’re going to use the data with much more granular data.”
All in all, the panellists agree that the public needs to be further educated on how health data can be used for good and that a shift in mindset is necessary in order to move medicine forward.
Matthias P. Schönermark
SKC Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Matthias P. Schönermark is a trained head and neck surgeon with a Ph.D. in molecular oncology. As Managing Partner of SKC, he is a permanent consultant to numerous leadership personalities of international medtech and pharmaceutical companies as well as health insurance and provider organizations.
Florian Weiß is CEO of jameda, Germany’s biggest health portal, which provides patients with a sophisticated doctor search, doctors with online appointment functionality, and online video consultations. Florian is convinced that digitalization improves the relationship between doctors and patients and facilitates better health outcomes.
University of Cambridge
Dr. Rajesh Jena is an academic radiation oncologist working at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His clinical interests are in the treatment of primary and secondary tumours of the brain and spine. His research interests span areas of imaging, radiomics, machine learning and advanced radiation therapy treatment.
Stefan Vilsmeier is the founder, president and CEO of Brainlab. Since its founding in 1989, Brainlab has evolved into an international leader in medical technology with over 1,400 employees in 18 offices around the globe. The company leverages 3D computer imaging to facilitate precision surgery.