Technology and “Big Data” are likely to be key drivers of the healthcare sector in the coming years with a number of exciting new technologies coming onboard. How will this technology move from concept into practical applications in medical practices?
Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (bchsi.ucsf.edu) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, with 17 health professional schools, 6 medical centers, and 10 hospitals.
He is also founder of three investor-backed companies: Personalis, providing clinical interpretation of whole genome sequences, Carmenta, discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data.
In this talk, he looks at the topic of technology, data and the interaction with healthcare professionals: