Professor Dr. Аlexander V. Boukhanovsky

                        

                         Invited Talk

                        Affiliation : ITMO University

                        Country: Russia

Professor Dr. Alexandra O. Konradi

                        

                        Invited Talk

                        Affiliation : ITMO University

                        Country: Russia

Title: Value-Based Healthcare Meets Ubiquitous Computing: Big Data vs. Simulation
Abstract  

Currently, we observe world-wide transformation of the traditional volume-based healthcare to value-based one. Quality of care is measured now not only by the amount of medical procedures, but also by the effects associated with improvement of patients' life quality as a whole. Such qualitative effects cannot be calculated solely based on the hospital data; thus it is required to establish a global monitoring system for the patients' “life cycle” using the ubiquitous computing paradigm. A number of pilot projects of these systems are aimed at rather small and specific groups of patients. However, practical implementation of such approach in the framework of multi-field medical centers is restricted by the huge amount of data, which is often redundant for decision support. Thus, this issue is associated with the inverse problem how to optimize the business processes of healthcare in medical centers, so as to achieve acceptable life quality of patients while minimizing the costs. The optimization problem cannot be solved only using the collected data; it is necessary to use extensively data-driven predictive simulation of patients' activity and associated healthcare processes in different time scales. In our presentation the concept and pilot zone of the ubiquitous media infrastructure for large cardiologic centers will be considered in various scales (individual patients' treatment, patients' monitoring after the treatment, intra-management of clinical departments, interaction between geographically distributed departments, coordination of ambulance fleet, etc.). The implementation of predictive simulation for design, evaluation and real-time execution of the infrastructure will be discussed.

Alexander Boukhanovsky is the Head of High Performance Computing (HPC) Department and eScience Research Institute, ITMO University. His research focuses on, but limited to, high-performance computing, computer modeling, complex systems, intelligent computational technologies, statistical analysis and synthesis of spatial-temporal fields, parallel and distributed computing, distributed environments for multidisciplinary research, DSS, statistical analysis and simulation in marine sciences. Prof. Boukhanovsky actively participates in Russian and international research projects in Big Data processing and crowd simulation. He is the editor of international peer-reviewed journals Future Generation of Computing Systems published by Elsevier Science. His educational practice is devoted to application and implementation of recent research results to learning practice. In 2012 Prof. Boukhanovsky theorized and launched first in Russia Double Degree master's programs in English in Supercomputer Technologies and BigData and founded International Young Scientists Conference in Computational Science (YSC) to bring together experts and young researchers working in high-performance computing, data-driven modeling, and simulation of large-scale complex systems. He is the author of 230 publications (cited over 1000 times) and has successfully advised 23 PhDs.

 

Aleksandra Konradi is MD, Professor and the Deputy Director General of Science, at Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre and Co-director of Institute of Translational medicine at ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her research interests are autonomic nervous system, left ventricular hypertrophy, molecular genetics, renovascular hypertension, epidemiology, genetics and epigenetic of hypertension. Dr Konradi works a lot in autonomic regulation and ABPM in hypertension and she is a leader of OSA in hypertension and metabolic syndrome. She is a member of several renowned International and Russian medical societies and an Editor in Chief of peer reviewed journal “Arterial Hypertension” dedicated to state-of the-art research and practice in the field. Having published over 400 works in Russian and English, Dr Konradi is engaged in several research projects in Resistant Arterial Hypertension and Sleep Medicine as the Head of the Research Department for Hypertension at Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre.