S3E2 – Meet Your Digital Health Twin of the Future – Health Pulse Podcast

Is it too much to expect health care to deliver delightful experiences? Dr. Koen Kas doesn’t think so, and his vision includes digital twins, personal data stores and preventive medicine. He is a health care visionary, digital health and biomarker expert, health-tech entrepreneur, Professor of Molecular Oncology and Digital Health at the University of Ghent, international keynote speaker and author of Sick No More and Your Guide to Delight.

Host Alex Maiersperger and Kas talk about the concept of delight thinking, an approach that requires stakeholders to think outside the box – creating new health care delivery models, never imagined. Delight thinking has the patient at its core, rewarding health care systems for keeping patients healthy. Kas also speaks about the role of a digital twin for the future of health care. The twin is a full representation of the holistic health of a human, combining all health data from different sources into an avatar. Testing preventive or clinical measures on the avatar will enable a visualization of health outcomes, before implementing them on the human. Finally, he emphasizes the key to prevention and personalized medicine is data integration and encourages health care systems to reward providers and citizens for preventing, predicting and reversing diseases.

Topic Outline
00:00 – Welcome
01:10 – Delight thinking
03:08 – Adoption of new health technology
04:20 – Digital twin
06:20 – Technology infused into health care
08:19 – Health data storage & privacy in the future
10:45 – Health care business model change
15:50 – Precision Medicine today and in the future
19:52 – Surprising health care insights
22:05 – The meaning of delight thinking in the future
24:30 – Futurist meaning

Additional resources
◉ Life sciences industry page on SAS.com – https://www.sas.com/en_us/industry/life-sciences.html
◉ Health care industry page on SAS.com – https://www.sas.com/en_us/industry/health-care.html
◉ The Health Pulse Podcast – https://www.sas.com/en_us/explore/health-pulse-podcast-series.html


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