Willem Herter studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, and together with Hidde Hogenkamp and Wouter Kroese he founded Pacmed. The idea was realised after their participation in the National Think Tank 2014, where the initiative was named as one of the 10 solutions to exploit the social value of Big Data.

We are living in the digital age, where doctors are increasingly generating digital information, which is hardly used at the moment. From this data we can learn directly and objectively, which treatment works best for which kind of patient. When we combine all the information generated in practice, we can learn exactly which history, characteristics, complaints, and lab values make a treatment effective or not. This way we can also learn from the more complex patients who do not participate in classical medical research, and we can include characteristics and outcome measures that are difficult to investigate in the isolated clinical setting.

At Pacmed, Machine Learning is combined with medical expertise to support the doctor’s decision making in patient care. In his lecture Willem will talk about the development of Pacmed and the value of their software for patients as well as doctors.

If you are interested in this topic, make sure you attend Willem Herters lecture on Thursday 9:15 a.m.