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Big Data – best diagnosis?

Dear Sir or Madam,

Can you imagine getting a diagnosis from an algorithm? That may well be possible some day. Due to the permanent collection of medical data and the question how to evaluate it, artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly coming into focus. Read more about the potential of Big Data in our current Topic of the Month.

Have a midsummery week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Big Data
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How big data leads to diagnosis

Topic of the Month

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Physicians usually diagnose like this nowadays: They examine the patient and talk to him about his problems, they compare his symptoms to disease pictures they know, and, in complex cases, they research the literature or bring in colleagues. But could it happen in the future that physicians simply collect the patient data and feed it into an algorithm that then names the most likely diagnoses?
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How big data leads to diagnosis
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Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Company News

​One million custom sensors and counting

Variohm Eurosensor Ltd

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Raumedic hires its 800th employee


Helmbrechts  – Raumedic has its sights set on growth. In July, the company’s 800th employee signed an employment contract at the medical technology company. Thomas Schlesier will start...
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