25 November 2019

Do algorithms help make healthcare better?

How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. At Maastricht University, the research group led by Professor of Clinical Data Sciences André Dekker is also working on answers to this question. The AMICUS research project, which received a major grant lately as part of the Technology for Oncology II programme (NWO, the Dutch Cancer Society KWF and Top Sector Science and Health), will be launched on 1 January 2020. The researchers will use a data infrastructure previously developed by André Dekker called Personal Health Train (PHT). And the idea that data scientists do not really just sit alone behind their computers, is illustrated by the fact that recently a researcher from the Dekker team was present at an important meeting during the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to India.