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Is there a right to medical treatment with AI? (German Video Footage)

Join the recording of the litigation about Mr. Merk, who is requesting a combined medical treatment with AI. His oncologists should make use of a specific clinical decision support system building upon artificial intelligence, whereas the hospital fears legal liability for the software system.

Schneller Impfen dank Digitalisierung?

“Am Ende dieses Tages habe ich eine beachtliche Spur sensibler Daten hinterlassen. Ich bin stolzer Besitzer eines Benutzerkontos bei Doctolib geworden, habe dort zahlreiche Fotos von Dokumenten in meinem persönlichen Bereich erhalten, die ich in Papierform mit nach Hause bekommen habe und bin um einen Stempel in Impfausweis und der Impfkarte reicher. Wurde ich gefragt, ob ich eine digitale Version der Unterlagen überhaupt erhalten möchte: leider nicht. Hat die digitale Variante Zeitersparnis mit sich gebracht? Nein, stattdessen mussten meine Unterlagen zusätzlich vor Ort fotografiert werden. Hat die Ärzt:in etwas von dieser Form der Digitalisierung gehabt, damit die eigentliche Impfung schneller von statten gehen kann: nein, denn auch sie unterschreibt und stempelt in meinen althergebrachten Impfausweis.”

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nCoVStats: COVID autumn 2020

We have prepared just another animation visualizing the latest developments of Coronavirus spread. It shows the fast spread of the virus especially on the northern hemisphere when the summerly weather was over and chilly autumn weather set in.

For further details and in-depth analyses, you are invited to use our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Aug 30 to Nov 30, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from Aug 30, 2020 to Nov 30, 2020

The autumn 2020 with #COVID19 created a second — in some locations even a third — wave of infections. In contrast to spring, the number of infected people at the beginning were often higher, which resulted in a fast exponential growth. Many countries decided to initiate partial or full lockdowns of public life. However, the spread of the virus accelerated hitting

Top 5 countries end of Nov are:

  1. #USA 🇺🇸,
  2. #India 🇮🇳,
  3. #Brazil 🇧🇷,
  4. #Russia 🇷🇺, and
  5. #France 🇫🇷 .

Gather Knowledge in Data Management for Digital Health

In the past month, the coronavirus pandemic influenced all our lives on a daily basis. At the same time, advances of digital health solution become more and more visible. If you are keen to extend your knowledge about data management for digital health, you should have a look at our lecture “Data Management for Digital Health”. We are happy to announce that our lecture in the winter 2020/21 will be open for interested people from all over the globe as an online lecture held in a synchron format. Please feel free to circulate the information and get in touch with us if you have any open questions.

Scope of the lecture

Welcome to the online class: we are very excited that you are interested in learning more about the foundations data management for digital health. A very relevant topic not only in times of worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In this lecture, we will provide you specific examples from the field of digital health to understand where and how data is acquired, what are the challenges with these specific types of data, and how to handle them with latest technology advances. We will link to latest worldwide developments in fighting the COVID-19 pandemics and provide you with a better understanding of the latest decisions and developments, where applicable. 

After participating in the course, you will be equipped with the ability to:

  • assess requirements of selected real-world use cases from the medical field,
  • select latest technology building blocks to create viable healthcare software solutions, and
  • analyze requirements for data analysis and processing, e.g. for machine learning.

In the course, we will have invited guest speakers sharing their real-world experience with you in a brief presentation. You will also have the chance to raise your questions and discuss with them in the course of the lecture.

nCoVStats: A summer with COVID19

We have prepared just another animation visualizing the latest developments of Coronavirus spread. It shows  the dramatic worldwide perspective of how fast new hotspots arise, e.g. countries of South America and India. For further details and in-depth analyses, you are invited to use our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Mar 15 to Oct 1, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from Mar 15, 2020 to Oct 1, 2020

The summer with #COVID19 released some pressure in many countries, e.g. in Europe and Asia. However, many new challenges arise in USA, Brazil, and many South American countries. With the beginning of the summer season (on the northern hemisphere), numbers were down, but after vacation times expected rise in new infections became reality. India became a new hotspot after wide testing was implemented.

Top 5 countries in the beginning of Oct are:

  1. #USA 🇺🇸,
  2. #India 🇮🇳,
  3. #Brazil 🇧🇷,
  4. #Russia 🇷🇺, and
  5. #Peru 🇵🇪.

nCoVStats: A worldwide perspective on six months of COVID19

We have prepared an animation to visualize the latest development around the Coronavirus spread. It shows  the dramatic worldwide perspective of how vast the amount of infections increases in comparison to the initial hotspot in China. For further details and in-depth analyses, you are invited to use our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Mar 30 to Aug 20, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from Mar 30, 2020 to Aug 20, 2020

After isolating the hotspot in China in Feb. and Mar., the situation became critical in some regions of Europe mid of Mar., such as Italy and Spain. With introducing social distancing and long-term isolation, the situation started to calm down here as well. In the meantime, the USA became hotspot number one from April on and continues to be even after quarter of a year. Some South American counties, such as Brazil, missed to implement adequate isolation measures as well. They followed the same trend like the USA starting end of May. Russia and South Africa started to implement testing, which discovered more and more cases from June on. Furthermore, India’s numbers started to develop very fast from June on. It is expected that India will pass Brazil soon. Top 5 countries end of Aug are:

  1. #USA 🇺🇸,
  2. #Brazil 🇧🇷,
  3. #India 🇮🇳,
  4. #Russia 🇷🇺, and
  5. #SouthAfrica 🇿🇦.

nCoVStats: A worldwide perspective on 4 months of COVID19

We prepared an animation to visualize the latest coronavirus spread across the globe. It shows for the first time the dramatic worldwide developments once the initial hotspot in China was already isolated. For further details and in-depth analyses, you are invited to use our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Feb 7 to June 26, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from Feb 7, 2020 to June 26, 2020

After isolating the hotspot in China in Feb. and Mar., the situation became critical in some regions of Europe mid of Mar., such as Italy and Spain. With introducing social distancing and long-term isolation, the situation started to calm down here as well. In the meantime, the USA became hotspot number one from April on and still is. A couple of weeks later, countries of SouthAmerica started to report increasing numbers putting them also under the top 10 countries.

nCoVStats: Worldwide Coronavirus Visualization May 15 to June 17, 2020

We prepared another animation to visualize the latest coronavirus spread across the globe. Bear in mind: it just shows selected days from mid May to mid June 2020. For further details and in-depth analyses, please do not hesitate to try our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from May 15 to June 17, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from May 15, 2020 to June 17, 2020

The situation in May 2020: The number of infections in the USA 🇺🇸 continued to raise. Further hotspots developed in Russia 🇷🇺 as well as various countries of South America, such as Brazil 🇧🇷, Chile 🇨🇱, Peru 🇵🇪, and Ecuador 🇪🇨. Mid of May, about 4.4M infections worldwide were reported, which increased to 8.1M mid of June by over 80%. Mid of June Brazil 🇧🇷  and India 🇮🇳 have become part of the top 5 countries, which contribute with 4.3M more than 50% of all infections worldwide.

nCoVStats: Worldwide Coronavirus Visualization May 2 to May 29, 2020

We prepared another animation to visualize the latest coronavirus spread across the globe. Bear in mind: it just shows selected days of May 2020. For further details and in-depth analyses, please do not hesitate to try our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from May 2 to May 29, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus spread from May 2, 2020 to May 29, 2020

The situation in May 2020: The number of infections in the USA 🇺🇸 continued to raise. Further hotspots developed in Russia 🇷🇺 as well as various countries of South America, such as Brazil 🇧🇷, Chile 🇨🇱, Peru 🇵🇪, and Ecuador 🇪🇨. May 2020 starts with 3.2M COVID-19 infections reported worldwide, which developed to to more than 5.8M reported end of May. This is an increase by more than 80% in one month. Moreover, the number of people reported as cured increased from about 1M to more than 2.4M, i.e. an increase by a factor of almost 2.5x.