438 – Digital Twins: How our healthcare could be enhanced by unlocking evidence and improving clinical trials.

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438 – Digital Twins: How our healthcare could be enhanced by unlocking evidence and improving clinical trials.

May 16, 2024

438 – Digital Twins: How our healthcare could be enhanced by unlocking evidence and improving clinical trials.

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, explore the importance of patient-centred approaches, ethical considerations around data privacy, and how Digital Twins can bridge the gap in standardising and personalising cancer treatments.

Hear from Andrew Wilson, head of business development at Oncoshot, Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe from Latrobe University, and The Honourable Jaala Pulford, as they talk about the integration, challenges, and impact of Digital Twins in healthcare.

Key Takeaways

🔍 Understanding Digital Twins in Healthcare: The discussion elaborates on Digital Twins’ role in healthcare, highlighting their capability to replicate patient’s medical conditions virtually, thus allowing for tailored treatment planning and clinical trial design.

🔒 Ethical Data Usage and Patient Privacy: The effectiveness of technologies like Digital Twins depends critically on data availability and integrity, stressing the need for ethical management and strong privacy legislation.

🩺 Advancements in Oncology through Digital Twins: Oncoshot employs Digital Twin technology to enhance cancer care research, ensuring that patients receive optimal treatments and making significant developments in improving clinical trials.

🌐 Equity and Accessibility: The discussion returned to the theme of ensuring equal access to these advancements, irrespective of geographical and socioeconomic barriers.

🤝 Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Advancements in health technologies require the cooperation of various sectors within science, technology, and even policymaking, to be successfully integrated into mainstream healthcare platforms.

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