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Data driven technology is changing the world. The data revolution has a dark side too off course. Day and night, vast amounts of personal information are quietly collected from the 2.5 billion people with a smartphone. It's not just smartphones. The number of connected devices collecting data about their users is on the rise and expected to reach 31 billion worldwide by 2020, according to a recent overview.
However, always optimistic as we are, in this newsletter we look at some very promising and positive innovations in health care.

Theme | HEALTH | SDG3

Stroke Care Innovations


The data revolution is rapidly spreading in parts of the healthcare industry globally. This Economist video shows a few striking results in prevention, care and cure of stroke patients. Filmed at Erlanger hospital, Tennessee – where the medical staff are at the forefront of efforts to transform healthcare with data and those efforts could make the difference between life and death. 
 
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Theme | HEALTH | SDG3

U-Prevent: Cardiovascular disease prevented by tailored medication. 


An interactive website of UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands, called U-Prevent, predicts both the risk of cardiovascular disease and the effect of medication to reduce this risk. As a result, patients and healthy people know exactly what the (preventative) intake of blood pressure reducers, cholesterol reducers and blood thinners yields them. U-Prevent is based on data from more than 700,000 patients at home and abroad: heart and vascular patients, diabetic patients, but also healthy people who are at high risk of becoming ill.
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Theme | HEALTH | SDG3

Data, health and care - privacy over quality?


We all know Facebook and Google are trying to collect as much data as possible, and that is not undisputed. But what if we decided to use ‘big data’ to create a better world? What can be expected of the digital revolution in the field of healthcare? Emerging economies are rising stars in the field of technology: the existing system in many of these countries is weak, therefore the need for technological innovation is great. This video reports from a De Balie debate series on ‘Big Data & Healthcare’ The main question will be: how can we apply data for social innovations and healthcare, and is there a limit? Privacy over quality?
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Theme | HEALTH | SDG3

Mr Arthur – the Cardiopad – Zang


Cameroonian Arthur Zang (29) has won a $37,000 prize for inventing a touchscreen heart-monitoring tablet that could revolutionize health care in remote areas. 
The tablet enables heart patients in remote areas to access healthcare without journeying to the cities where most heart specialists work. Cameroon is home to over 22 million people, but fewer than 50 cardiologists. 
Zang explains that the tablet comes with "four electrodes, which are attached to the patient's chest to determine whether their heart is functioning normally". The data is then wirelessly transmitted to the tablet and sent, via a mobile phone, to a cardiologist who can interpret the data in 20 minutes. Any prescriptions needed are then sent to the local clinic..
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Loe Schout.
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