With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Dale Newman currently focuses on Precision Medicine through the development and marketing of AI-driven Clinical Pathways Solutions (https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/en-us/digital-health-solutions/digital-solutions-overview/clinical-decision-support/ai-pathway-companion) that utilize augmented intelligence, data integration, and insights from cohort analytics to support providers, patients, and other stakeholders as they strive to manage the diagnosis and treatment of highly complex diseases. Ms. Newman’s earlier healthcare career focused on direct patient care as a Registered Critical Care Respiratory Therapist and Cardiac Service Line Administrator. Her passion for creating solutions to optimize the delivery of high quality, cost-effective patient care led her to industry where she has focused on the application of informatics and advanced technologies in information technology, imaging, and medical device companies, consulting firms, and group purchasing organizations.
The digitalization of healthcare is underway but not so obvious, partly because the industry has been slower than other sectors to utilize the technology. With rising life expectancies and the increasing occurrence of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular conditions, the healthcare universe is in dire need of the improvements. Digitalization will enable this progress in terms of saving costs, improved diagnostics, more effective treatment decisions, and an enhanced, holistic picture of every single patient. In addition, the global shortage of doctors, nurses and technicians demands for improved efficiency and the need for technology to help bridge the demand-supply gap in services.