CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

Orlando, FL
Feb. 19, 2017

Nephi Walton

Biomedical Informaticist
Washington University School of Medicine

Nephi Walton received an MD as well as a masters in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah, where his work was focused on using data mining and predictive analytics in the fields of genetics, bio-surveillance, and hospital management.

He was the winner of the 2008 American Medical Informatics Association National Data Mining Competition. He has more than seven years of experience using neural networks, Bayesian networks, decision trees, and other data mining methods for predictive analytics. He has 18 years of experience in industry programming and managing databases, including the development of award winning complex 3D and mobile applications.

In addition to his work in industry he is a physician at Washington University School of Medicine where he is completing a dual residency in both pediatrics and genetics. He has contributed to several books and papers on predictive analytics and data mining.

February 19, 2017
3:40pm - 4:10pm
Plaza International DEF Ballroom

This final session of the day, appropriately, gives attendees a glimpse of healthcare’s future.

You’ve heard this before: Precision Medicine promises to change the healthcare paradigm and create a powerful new model of care designed specifically for each individual, offering a much greater likelihood of effectiveness.

But to realize much of this vision, requires eliminating silos and aggregating data from all sources – Internet of Things, patient surveys, genomic data, EMRs, etc. – into a central repository that gives clinicians worldwide access to this information. Many believe the cloud will become the primary platform for the aggregation and harmonization of this data.

In this session, two precision medicine experts wrap up the forum and explain the role cloud computing will play in accelerating better care with precision medicine. And why the future might be closer – and brighter - than you think.

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