International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema

International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema is CEO of Vektis, the leading healthcare information provider in the Netherlands. Mr Bennema is an experienced executive with an inherent strength of improving businesses based on analytical insight. Under his leadership, Vektis evolved from an organization focused on collecting healthcare claims-data to an information provider for the entire healthcare system in the Netherlands. Prior to Vektis, Mr Bennema was boardmember of Solera Netherlands, specializing in automobile related claims. Herman started his career as a technical officer in the Royal Netherlands Airforce after finishing his education at the Royal Military Academie. He also holds a graduate degree in business economics. Herman Bennema will speak on Jan 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht, about Big data for healthcare. Continue reading “International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis”

“Healing with Data: How Big is beautiful?” – Presented by Dr. Ramin Assadollahi, ExB Health GmbH

How much is big? We all know the three Vs: Volume, Velocity and Variety. However, we at ExB have learned that it is not necessarily a fact that more data is helping more. To us it seems that the right data is more important than the amount. Furthermore, also the mix of data is important to achieve good results: ontologies, internal and external data often play together to yield good results. I will give some examples from textual and image data across different usage scenarios. Continue reading ““Healing with Data: How Big is beautiful?” – Presented by Dr. Ramin Assadollahi, ExB Health GmbH”

Big Data in HealthCare as a driving force in progress and Innovation: From in-Vitro Diagnostic to in-Algorithmo-Diagnostic

By Tobias D. Gantner, MD, MBA, LL. M.

Every single day more than 28,000 scientific publications appear. More than 90% of all data available were generated within the last two years and by the day new data sources surface. It is obvious to search for patterns within these abundant piles of data and derive information from these.

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eCaring’s cloud-based platform to be used with the physically and developmentally disabled

With all the talk of big data and real-time and predictive analytics in healthcare, it’s a nice respite to hear such efforts being applied in the nonprofit setting. Have a Heart, a nonprofit that provides services to physically and developmentally disabled children and adults, will use a cloud-based platform developed by eCaring, with the primary goal of maintaining the best possible independence for such individuals. Continue reading “eCaring’s cloud-based platform to be used with the physically and developmentally disabled”

iWatch: Not So Fast Apple

The lure of wearable technology and its application to health is tremendous- so tremendous that even the richest company on the planet-Apple, can’t resist it apparently. And so goes the recent insider news that has captured the attention of people worldwide “Apple is developing software and sensors that can predict heart attacks”. Not so fast Apple, not so fast… Continue reading “iWatch: Not So Fast Apple”