Watson is an IBM supercomputer named after Thomas J. Watson who led IBM into the computer era. It represents a fundamental shift in the paradigm of computing – moving from programmable systems which have been the mainstay for the last several decades to learning systems that keep getting smarter as they process more knowledge. IBM has a business unit dedicated to transforming healthcare into a quantifiable service where every bit of information is available. It is called Watson Health and offers services in Genomics, Drug Discovery, Oncology, Imaging etc. By using it, physicians only have to go through their personalized reports instead of reading through dozens of papers for every patient’s case.
2nd International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) from 31st March to 6th April,2013.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA), as you may know, is a multi-disciplinary
field of policy analysis
that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a medical technology
in healthcare. This program will be very helpful for the biomedical engineers
also as it would help them to know about the scientific tools and techniques for technology assessment, legal and regulatory dimensions in use and uptake of health technologies, how to integrate medical technologies in healthcare institutions apart from understanding and assessing clinical epidemiology
questions through systematic reviews
and critical appraisal
of clinical trials.
Experienced international and national faculty have agreed to participate and share their expertise during this week long international fellowship program. People from organizations like WHO Country Office for India, NHSRC, QCI are also coming for this fellowship program.
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There is one conference in Biomedical Engineering in Trivandrum in KIMS. I would be going to this conference too. I see a lot of good speakers coming to the event . Lets see how it goes. I have attached the Brochure Image files below . Please share with your friends as well
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