ICT and health: the new horizons for eHealth
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ICT and health: the new horizons for eHealth

One of the most exciting challenges of ICT regards eHealth, in other words the possibility to apply the technology to the medical, to improve the quality of life of patients but also – within a short timeframe - to help preventing some diseases. According to the Digital Innovation Observatory data in Health of the School of Management of Politecnico in Milan, a quarter of users book on-line visits and examinations, 15% consult clinical and three quarters of prescriptions documents are dematerialized. Investments in ICT for home care and the territorial medical care in 2015 showed a significant increase over the previous year.

But the wave of innovation doesn’t stop there. In an increasingly digital world, the next step seems to be the cognitive computing: "smart" systems can support the medical staff in the treatment of certain diseases, including cancers. The most advanced platforms using Big Data technologies, machine learning and processing of natural human language to analyze data very quickly, so-called "unstructured" - Big Data in fact - that are the vast majority of today's world knowledge, revealing insight and discovering correlations among millions of data in real-time, with a great expansion of our knowledge.

In practice, this means being able to take proactive action thanks to predictive technologies and treat better chronic conditions. In Milan, the area that hosted Expo has also been chosen for the research center Human Technopole Italy in 2040, focused in long-life technologies. IT seems to really destined to change forever the face of healthcare, transforming the relationship between technology and human being.

Zucchetti Centro Sistemi  has a strong presence in this sector. Among the proposed solutions there is ZCS Telemedicina Domiciliare, created to combine the power of technology to remote assistance comfort. ZCS Telemedicina Domiciliare is the ideal tool to support the patient within the walls of his home, because among other functions it helps him to remember the medication to take, sends the diagnostic tests within the family and to the doctor and enables remote monitoring and remote assistance with requests for assistance.

The eHealth has indeed among its strengths the possibility to "close the gap" between patient and doctor, while reducing costs and optimizing resources.

Zucchetti Centro Sistemi has also created a software for pathological anatomy, to better support the work of the doctor through information processed intelligently, and software for diabetic keto acidosis, which is based on an algorithm credited to indicate the most appropriate therapy. Further, Zucchetti Centro Sistemi is developing a revolutionary product: starting from glucose and from the type of power information, the system is able to offer the patient diabetic directions on insulin doses.

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  1. Michele Mornese
    Michele Mornese

    I am a journalist, technology and travel enthusiast. I like exploring the ICT frontiers with a 360-degree view, discovering what is behind the digital world. I have collaborated with magazines, websites and blogs.

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