Isle of Man, December 2014 This year Wi-Manx have been selected to represent the data and telecoms industry at the 2014 ManxBioMed Conference. Acting as official advisors, the annual two day event will be held at the Claremont Hotel and will look to gather industry experts, investors and esteemed members of the ManxBioMed Cluster.
Longstanding MD and biomed enthusiast Joe Hughes said of the emerging sector:
“It’s a real honour to be involved and represent the Isle of Man data scene at this exciting time because both the Island and Wi-Manx are uniquely positioned to play our part in this healthcare revolution.
Broadly speaking, the data lifecycle encompasses various stages from data collection to secure transport to storage and then on to analysis and archiving – from both mobile and internet connected devices. The ability to make this data available to partners and practitioners, through APIs and portals is also a key consideration. Partnering with Wi-Manx ensures you are working with a team of experts focused on a holistic approach to a problem, rather than specific technology areas.
The convergence of technology and healthcare is not a new development, without question – technology has improved diagnosis, treatment and ultimately patient outcomes.
The crown jewel at the heart of this revolution is the data, and the innovative technologies collecting and analysing this data. Away from the data itself, the Isle of Man has a strong value proposition. Through its world class manufacturing sector, the Island can coordinate the design and creation of these devices. Its robust data protection and intellectual property laws can provide the necessary frameworks, comfort and security to patients, healthcare practitioners, authorities and service providers. This business environment, coupled with our agile, forward thinking Government can also provide the springboard for any business looking to enter new markets with a strong footing. Joe concludes:
“Overall – the Isle of Man is seen to be at the forefront of this revolution. It is exciting times for the Island, and like many other conference attendees, I have a real belief all of the topics being discussed will improve healthcare and ultimately patient outcomes.”
Joe Hughes and Elissa Morris will be attending the ManxBioMed Conference this week on 11th and 12th December at The Claremont Hotel. They will be fielding questions regarding bio data, secure hosting and engaging with delegates interested in the Isle of Man’s unique proposition.