Tuesday, 12 December 2016
Cognitive Computing for supporting eHealth
Various terms have been used in the past for describing the adoption of sophisticated tools that make the life of a medical professional better that subsequently leads to a better life for the citizen. Terms such as Medical Informatics, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Computational Intelligent Medical System, and Machine Learning in Medicine, have been used and are being used in effort to facilitate the main players with better tools and methods.
The healthcare academia and industry can bridge the gap between opportunities and current capabilities in the health sector. Hidden knowledge and insights that reside in data (structured and unstructured), EHR, can be fully exploited for discovery, insight, decision support and dialogue. Cognitive computing systems build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and reason and interact more naturally with people than traditional programmable systems. It is a common believe that cognitive computing has the potential to radically change healthcare. Our 30 years of experience in the
eHealth lab of the University of Cyprus
, dealing with various applications in medicine mainly handled with the ancestors of cognitive computing has shown that both the medical professionals and the citizens can be benefited tremendously, not only for curing and monitoring but also for preventing medical incidences. Our theme is “Focus on Health rather that the Illness”. Areas to be demonstrated include, Chromosomal Abnormalities of the Fetus, Preeclampsia, Carotid Stenosis Risk Assessment, Prognostic Factors for Cancer, Neuromuscular Disorder Assessment, mHealth, Telemedicine, etc.
Christos N. Schizas
Professor of Computational Intelligence, University of Cyprus.
Since 1991 he has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus and he served as Vice Rector of the University during 2002-2006.
His research interests include eHealth, computational intelligence, medical informatics, diagnostic and prognostic systems, and system modeling & identification of brain activity. He is the Section Editor (eHealth) of the journal Technology and Health Care, served as area editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and member of the editorial board of the journal of Intelligent Systems. He is the founder of the Computational Intelligence lab and co-director of the eHealth lab of the University of Cyprus.
He has taken part in European Commission initiatives for promoting the Information Society, especially the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the eHealth initiatives. He attends regularly as invited speaker the annual EU Ministerial Forum week meeting on eHealth.
In August 2015 he has been appointed as personal advisor to the Cyprus Minister of Health on all eHealth matters, especially in proposing the road map for implementing the National Health System and monitoring its steps. In April 2016 he has been appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as Presidential Counselor for eHealth and matters related to the national health system reform.
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