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Why COVID-19 impacts some more than others? Integrating Precision Health, Genomics & AI

GLOBAL TESTING AND DATA ANALYSIS: The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publishes daily statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic, not just for Europe, but for the entire world. The European CDC data gives a global perspective on this evolving pandemic. While we now know that COVID-19 is everywhere and is causing deaths especially…
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COVID-19: How Effective Are Face Masks?

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, the use of face masks has become common in China and other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan. Generally, countries and health authorities follow specific criteria in terms of the use of face masks. What does the WHO say? If you are healthy, you only need to wear…
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COVID-19: Is AI-enabled bedside ultrasound the stethoscope of the new millennium?

ERA OF FAST IMAGE ACCESS, MOBILE DIAGNOSTICS AND ENTERPRISEWIDE REAL-TIME COLLABORATION March 23, 2020 – The role of radiology, mobile imaging, realtime collaboration, and its significance in screening, detection and ongoing management of COVD-19 patients is gaining prominence. While the appropriateness of Chest X-rays or CT scans to pinpoint COVID-19 pneumonia is being evaluated (discussed…
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COVID-19 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES – THE RAPIDLY EVOLVING ROLE OF RADIOLOGY AND AI

March 18, 2020 [Updated on April 13 and May 18, 2020] – COVID-19 had affected 164 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan), the number of reported cases on March 18th exceeded 200,000 As of May 18, 2020, the Coronavirus is almost everywhere, with over 2.6 million active cases.…
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Dr. Anjum Ahmed appointed as Agfa HealthCare Chief Medical Officer

January 22, 2020 | Agfa HealthCare has announced the appointment of Dr. Anjum Ahmed as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Ahmed joined Agfa HealthCare over 5 years ago and has been steering Agfa HealthCare’s innovation strategy for Enterprise Imaging and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Ahmed brings to the role of CMO his 21 years of…
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DR. ANJUM AHMED FINANCIAL TIMES LONDON LIVE INTERVIEW

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a game-changer in every industry. How can organizations cut through the hype to effectively capture value from this transformative technology? This was exactly the subject of the CogX Festival, organized, June 11th- 12th, in London, UK, 2 days of stimulating discussions, interactive presentations, provocative debates and exciting networking. Dr. Anjum participated in the…
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How many people have received a coronavirus vaccine?

There are more than 150 potential COVID-19 vaccines at different stages of development around the world. On December 2, the UK became the first Western country to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was granted emergency authorization by British regulators. On December 9, 2020, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized in Canada. Moderna vaccine was approved on December 23…
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Around the world, a New Year begins every two months – Happy New Year

Did you know the world celebrates a new year every two months? Calendars fall into four types, lunisolar, solar, lunar, seasonal, besides calendars with “years” of fixed length, with no intercalation. Most pre-modern calendars are lunisolar. Calendars that are classified as seasonal rely on changes in the environment rather than lunar or solar observations. The examples of lunar…
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Agfa HealthCare Launches RUBEE for AI at RSNA 2020

Belgium based Agfa HealthCare has announced the launch of RUBEE for AI at RSNA 2020 that enables hospitals to embed best in class artificial intelligence (AI) to their Enterprise Imaging ecosystem. RUBEE™ for AI lays the foundation and framework for analytically intelligent “clinical packages” embedded within Enterprise Imaging, helping improve radiology efficiency with enhanced decision…
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National Health Intelligence – Opportunity to enable innovation of global significance

COVID-19 is now almost everywhere. Thought leaders at academic institutes and health authorities across the globe have been reimagining the delivery of care by focusing on “predicting” and “preventing”, with an emphasis on catching the disease before it strikes. Aggregation of data analytics, genomic data, population profile, social and family history, wearable device informatics, and…
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COVID-19 global research, the significance of data analytics and evidence-based AI

March 14, 2020 | Latest Updates – There are reports from the Netherlands that a group of researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and Utrecht University are first in the world to discover an antibody capable of fending off infection by the Covid-19 variant of coronavirus. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by…
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