Lettuce Be Safe
What an exciting product! I think the industry is more than ready for technological advances, for all the reasons you laid out above. My question would be whether this will have to fall under privacy regulation? That would be a big ask for a small start up.
This is a great read. However I’m not sure that I agree that interest will fade as the hype of the new data available will leave. I see there being a lot of opportunity for universities to train their students on these data sets, let their students do projects on it. And if people are frustrated with how things are working, I think they will make the time to look at the data. Not in the least because America believes in Service.
First of all, this is great to see. Doctors have so little time with patients these days, and its not good for anyone. For the medical error issues, my question would simply be, are the errors statistically better or worse when the system is used? How is the overall benefit to the student population vs. an increase in errors if this is the case?
This is very exciting to read. I have heard of research on the way as well that would make it possible to 3D print bones. This would mean that in the case of bone cancer, we could replace the bone and not need to amputate. We are probably about 10 more years away, but I think it gives hope to many people.
I strongly agree with the comment on creating a center of excellence for 3D printing. Most big hospitals already have them for imaging. Why not an adjacent department for 3D printing?
I don’t think it would be too hard to limit the 3D printers so only doctors for example can use them. The system could work with ID’s that have to be set up before hand. The more troublesome part is the quality control. And also, how much will a 3D printer cost? We are assuming they would be cheaper and drugs supplied the traditional way. Is this actually true?
I think IBM actually agrees with you. They made some of their enterprise blockchain software open source on the Linux Foundation. https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/2018/09/how-ibm-is-using-open-source-for-a-greater-good/.
I think the risk with open innovation on ERP systems or infrastructure systems is security, how do you make sure that the programs created are actually secure for your end customers when you have no control of the innovation?