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Telemedicine : How Microsoft is in the business of digitization of medicine wants to get in

On the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had expressed in her Video Podcast to put in the future on the analysis of anonymised patient data. Till Osswald, a Senior Industry Solution Executive Director for the Digital health sector at Microsoft Germany, this is a late recognition of the potential of Big Data: "Germany is the topic of digitalization in the health sector is not a pioneer, lags far behind the United States, but also behind Switzerland, or Austria."

In the United States and the United Kingdom of the state for the use of anonymised patient data for medical research. In the context of "meaningful use" of meaningful use – is it possible to store in the case of providers of data and to make Researchers accessible, says Osswald. "For Germany, it would be desirable if the state and the insurance companies encouraged the development of a structure of such Provider financially."

privacy is an important issue

Therefore, it is necessary that policy-makers take money in the Hand. At least for half a year, the topic of digitalization in the health sector – especially in the case of Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) – journey to the recording, says Osswald. The decision of the government to take over the majority of the Gematik-society, showing, for example, that they wanted to come home now. Microsoft Germany didn't decided yet final, whether it wants to bring in at Spahns Health Innovation Hub.

Together with the Hamburg-based Start-up Vita book Microsoft Germany is currently working on an electronic patient record. The stored data can be retrieved from the Cloud and for the treating Doctors or the pharmacists released. "The doctor can work directly with and in the file, and there's therapy recommendations, prescriptions, or results of the investigation indicate," says Osswald. With Vivy, there is already a similar Start-up, the techniker Krankenkasse and AOK put to part on their own pilot projects with digital files access.

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Especially in the case of health data is, however, inevitably on the important topic of data protection, says Osswald. Thus it is needed to make all the arrangements, on the other hand, it is not "the complete Lock up of the important data". It is important that "the Patient, Mr may remain on his or her data and determine who may approach," says health specialist.

data from cyber attacks

protect So that the data is protected from cyber-attacks that put Microsoft on security standards that are currently used in Online Banking, says Osswald. Although there is no 100% security against data Theft, but "ultimately the Patient must decide whether he can live with his / her health data with the same Standards as in the case of those to whom he entrusted his money". And he did this also an added value that would, among other things, to avoid onerous double tests to check interactions of drugs Central and a close cooperation between the treating doctor and the clinic.

in addition to the patient's file put Microsoft on the use of Artificial intelligence (AI) in the case of health applications. This will not incapacitate the doctor"", but relieve. In particular, in the health sector, the AI was already so far that it enables series analysis of large amounts of data or Recognize Patterns on investigation, pictures and measuring. The facilitated diagnosis or the translation of documents, explained in the Microsoft Manager. "This AI is already ready for the market and in a variety of applications. Here you could also say that the parity is reached to human skills such as the ability to translate foreign language texts.“

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