Beyond CD-ROMs

Breaking the Data Stratosphere

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
LinkedIn: Nick van Terheyden, MD
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Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Timothy Chou, PhD, Board Member, Stanford Cloud Computing Lecturer and Founder of Bevel Cloud, a Pediatric Moonshot to reduce healthcare inequity, lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes for children – locally and globally by creating privacy-preserving real-time applications based on access to data in all 1,000,000 healthcare machines in all 500 children’s hospitals in the world.

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Timothy shared his unique journey, transitioning from an IT career, including running Oracle’s cloud computing business, to his current role in healthcare innovation. He shared his mission to tackle healthcare inequity, reduce costs, and enhance patient outcomes through Bevel Cloud’s Moonshot program to share data with pediatric-focused initiatives.

We discuss the challenges plaguing healthcare systems, such as the outdated practice of using CD-ROMs to share image data. With the space focus it was inevitable that their first two projects were called Mercury and Gemini. Mercury focuses on simplifying image sharing for pediatric cases, streamlining the process for emergency departments and clinics allowing images and data to be shared as easily as we share images on Instagram and TikTok.

Gemini involves creating a decentralized AI research lab for children’s medicine, harnessing federated learning to build accurate AI algorithms while maintaining data privacy and respecting differing data regulations around the world.

Listen in to hear how this vision extends beyond pediatric medicine, recognizing the potential for his solutions to address broader healthcare challenges.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.

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About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

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