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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.

nCoVStats: Worldwide Coronavirus Visualization Apr 5 to Apr 17, 2020

We prepared another animation to visualize the dramatic coronavirus spread. Bear in mind: it shows just a ten days timeframe from early April to mid of April. For further analyses, please refer to our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Apr 5 to Apr 17, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 17, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 17, 2020

The situation in early April 2020: Former hotspots in Italy 🇮🇹 and Spain 🇪🇸 were stabilizing whilst the number of infections in the USA 🇺🇸 increased exponentially. Mid of April, more than 2M COVID-19 infections were reported worldwide, one third of them were reported by the USA.

nCoVStats: Worldwide Coronavirus Visualization Mar 15 to Mar 30, 2020

We prepared another animation to visualize the dramatic coronavirus spread. Bear in mind: it shows just a two-weeks timeframe from mid March to end of March. For further analyses, please refer to our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Mar 15 to Mar 30, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Mar 15, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Mar 15, 2020 to Mar 30, 2020

Mid of Mar 2020, the world had a closer look on Italy 🇮🇹 because of the exponential growth of new infections. The United States of America 🇺🇸 introduced country-wide testing, so reported infections passed Italy. Thus, USA became #1 hotspot worldwide with more than 140k cases end of March 2020, i.e. 20% of all worldwide infections. At the same time, China 🇨🇳 stabilized at around 75k cases and reported only a very small number of new infections after restarting the local economy stepwise. End of March, more than 715k COVID-19 infections were reported worldwide.

Worldwide COVID-19 pandemic visualization (Feb vs. Mar 2020)

By the March 11, 2020, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 (formerly known as 2019-ncov) was referenced as a pandemic situation by WHO. The following animated GIFs visualize the impact of the latest developments. In the following, we compare two selected two-week timeframes in correspondence to the incubation period of COVID-19. For further analyses, please refer to our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Feb 01 to Feb 18, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 01, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 01, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020

At the beginning of Feb 2020, we can see a single hotspot in China 🇨🇳. Afterwards, some punctual infections in selected countries around the globe occurred. The world speaks still considers COVID-19 as a Chinese epidemic situation. Starting from about 12k about 3k new infections per day are reported summing up to a total of >73k worldwide infections.

 

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Feb 18 to Mar 11, 2020:

About two weeks later starting from mid of Feb 2020, we can observe the development of a pandemic situation (sprinkles in almost all countries around the globe). Three main hotspots with a fast increase of new infections developed: Iran 🇮🇷, Italy 🇮🇹, and South Korea 🇰🇷. In the meantime, new infections outside of China. Worldwide infections decline to less than 1k per day for rest of Feb 2020. By the beginning of Mar 2020, daily infections start to grow and exceed more than 4k per day summing up to a total of almost 120k infected persons.

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020

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Better Diagnoses and Therapies

Will artificial intelligence be the enabler for better diagnoses and therapies in future?  

Whether you a medical doctor or a citizens and want to know how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support you in your daily routine: you are definitely right here. Learn more about it in the real-world use case oncology just published in the German article “Für bessere Diagnosen und Therapien: Wie Ärzte und KI in der Krebsbehandlung zusammenarbeiten”. It outlines very specific examples where medical professionals and patients either already benefit or will benefit in near future from the adoption of optimized software tools incorporating AI technology for better outcomes.

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