Sriram – Transforming Health Care

Ram D. Sriram
“Transforming Health Care Through Internet of Things and OMICS Revolutions” 

The Internet, which has spanned several networks in a wide variety of domains, is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. The next generation of networks will utilize a wide variety of resources with significant sensing capabilities. Such networks will extend beyond physically linked computers to include multimodal-information from biological, cognitive, semantic, and social networks. This paradigm shift will involve symbiotic networks of smart medical devices, and smart phones or mobile personal computing and communication devices (mPCDs). These devices – and the network — will be constantly sensing, monitoring, and interpreting the environment; this is sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, we are also witnessing considerable interest in the “Omics” paradigm, which can be viewed as the study of a domain in a massive scale, at different levels of abstraction, in an integrative manner. The IoT revolution combined with the Omics revolution (genomics and sociomics or social networks) will have significant implications on the way health care is delivered in the United States. In this talk I will discuss the following: 1) The P7 concept of smart health care; 2) The evolution of IoT – sensing, monitoring, and interpreting the environment ; 3) The omics revolutions – genomics and sociomics; and 4) Modeling and interoperability issues.
First presented: Johns Hopkins University Grand Rounds, September 6, 2019 & at Wright State University, March 2, 2018.

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