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Keynote – Digital transformation in the health industry

02 Dec 2016
13:20 - 13:55
Grand Keynote Room

Keynote – Digital transformation in the health industry

Session Abstract:

IoT Slam Internet of Things Conference Microsoft, James StatenThe digital transformation in the health industry is happening today. The new patient engagement model for the future will be based on deep understanding of the generated data from the health condition of every individual. Faster diagnosis, more insights, better coordination of care and personalized medicine will allow a significant improvement of the quality of care. The Internet of Things combined with advanced cloud analytics should be a new corner stone in every health organization strategy to achieve this transformation. Especially the remote monitoring of patients with chronical diseases or keeping connected with elderly people are areas where IOT can generate a huge impact. Capturing IOT data, real time analyzing and doctor alerting is typically the first step. Adding machine learning techniques to predict the future health status is the real game changer. It would allow health professionals to become more precise in the treatments plans of the patients that are monitored. Also IOT in health can dramatically improve the operational efficiency of the health providers. Lowering cost by improving the care coordination or avoiding outages by implementing predictive maintenance schedules for the medical equipment are just a few of the improvement areas that can be enabled by IOT. Microsoft’s Azure IOT suite is fine-tuned to leverage all the described scenarios keeping in mind the regulatory requirements that exist in the health industry and in the different world wide geographies. The session will highlight customer and partner examples like Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NHS Poole, Gojo, NEC, CareInnovations and others.


Stefan Wijnen
Industry Solutions Manager – World Wide Healthcare at Microsoft

Stefan Wijnen has worked in various roles for Microsoft since 2006. In the Belgian subsidiary, he was a Solutions Sales Advisor Security for Enterprise customers, Account Technology Strategist for Belgian government customers and the Account Executive for the Belgian Healthcare market. In early 2014, Stefan moved to Microsoft Corporate in the US to assume the role of Industry Solution Manager for the Cloud Platform within the Worldwide Healthcare team. Together with the Microsoft network of field sales representatives and the broad partner ecosystem, his goal is to convince healthcare customers to use Microsoft cloud technology for each modernization or new project launched.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he spend the majority of his career in IT security for Philips, Utimaco and Certipost, managing initiatives as the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the Belgian national eID card.

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