- The C3-Cloud could be the future for supporting coordinated care across GPs, hospitals and specialties
- The novel solution would benefit patients with multiple conditions who are most in need of a holistic care plan
- It has been recognised by the European Innovation Radar as ‘tech ready’ and could be used to support remote care, not only in everyday use but also in the current and future pandemics
Professor Theo Arvanitis, Professor of E-Health Innovation at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, recently took part in a live debate on the subject 'How can we harness digital connectivity to create competitive advantage, and what do we need to do to enable it in business?'.
The event, organised by BQ Magazine, revealed wide understandings and diverse interests in digital connectivity, from health to gaming, and from education to business. Guests discussed everything from how texting was ‘invented’, to creating digital ‘avatars’ for future generations.
The various challenges of geographical digital connectivity were also addressed – from weak signals in rural areas to blind spots on major roads. But two key issues that came out of the debate were:
interesting businesses and public sector organisations to access high-speed internet links;
encouraging these links to be fully used to the advantages of commerce and the good of wider society.
A transcript of the debate can be read at the BQ Magazine website.
It has been announced today that Professor Sudhesh Kumar, in addition to being recently appointed the Deputy Dean of Warwick Medical School, has also been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.
The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) is a partnership with NHS Midlands and East, WMG and Warwick Medical School (WMS), which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and use of innovative digital technologies and services.
Professor Kumar will be leading a new team that draws on a wide range of backgrounds including biomedical engineering, health informatics, biomedical imaging, healthcare virtual reality and neural engineering. He is joined by Professor Theo Arvanitis, Professor in e-Health Innovation, a specialist in biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics who also joins the Institute today. Together they will directly exploit technological advances for the healthcare sector. Working with all providers in the healthcare sector, to incubate and carry out research and development that will enable healthcare practitioners to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG, said:
I am delighted that Professor Kumar will be leading our digital healthcare research. He is an internationally recognised academic and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, which will see the IDH evolve into the leading collaborative healthcare research centre.”