Role of Digital Twin in Healthcare

Role of Digital Twin in Healthcare

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, August 27, 2021

The usage of digital twins in the healthcare business is altering clinical operations and hospital management by improving medical care through digital tracking and advancing human body modeling.

FREMONT, CA: Digital twins may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but they are very real. And they are gaining traction in the healthcare industry. In brief, one can use this technology to generate a virtual depiction of a physical thing or system. The options have grown to incorporate enormous items such as buildings, factories, and even humans in recent years.

The use of digital twin technology serves as a link between the physical and digital worlds. By measuring a physical asset using sensors, scientists and engineers can acquire a plethora of data that can be turned into a virtual model. This data-driven model can be evaluated to provide critical information about how the actual thing will react in the real world. A digital twin can help one understand how a product or system is working right now and how it might perform in the future.

The usage of digital twins in the healthcare business is altering clinical operations and hospital management by improving medical care through digital tracking and advancing human body modeling. Stakeholders can analyze operational strategies, capacity, staffing, and care models by constructing a digital twin of a hospital to identify what measures to take and plan for future issues. A digital twin can help with bed shortages, staff scheduling, and operating rooms. Access to this information will help optimize patient care, cost, and performance. Digital Twins can virtualize the hospital to create a safe environment that tests the influences of changes on system performance without risks. This is important in healthcare as it enables informed strategic decisions to take place in a highly complex and sensitive environment.

The technique can also be used to generate tailored treatment by modeling an individual's genetic makeup, physiological traits, and lifestyle. Precision medicine, on the other hand, focuses on larger sample groups and has a more customized focus. Dassault's Living Heart project was the first realistic virtual model of a human organ. The purpose of digitizing the human body and developing functioning reproductions of its internal systems is to improve medical care and patient treatment. Doctors can utilize digital twins to simulate organs for various reasons, including detecting undiagnosed ailments, experimenting with medicines, and improving surgery preparation.

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