Long-Term Goal to Individualize and Revolutionize Healthcare to Become a Reality Through NTT Research’s Bio Digital Twin Initiative
Sunnyvale, Calif. – August 4, 2021 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), and other NTT companies today unveiled a global initiative calling for multiple stakeholders to rethink the importance of Health and Wellbeing at every level. The campaign will offer ideas and a set of resources over the coming year, designed to help governments, communities and organizations reexamine their approach to personal health, mental health, social health, worker wellness and equitable access to support a more sustainable future.
A key component of NTT’s long-term goal to individualize and revolutionize healthcare is through NTT Research’s bio digital twin initiative, which seeks to address the increasing complexity of underlying diseases while helping to determine the best current remedies from among an ever increasing range of therapeutic options. Led by Dr. Joe Alexander, who has recently named the director of the Medical & Health Informatics (MEI) Lab, the development of the bio digital twin is informed by a vast array of biological, physiological, genomic, phenotypic and health records data – as well as data gleaned from wearable devices and sensors.
“NTT aims to change the future for good by reimagining Health and Wellbeing,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO of NTT Research. “Fundamental research is at the center of this change and our MEI Lab’s vision to fascilitate improved health outcomes by empowering the application of a personalized, preventative, predictive and participatory practice of medicine strongly aligns with the goals of NTT’s Health and Wellbeing initiative.”
“We are at a transition point in our society, where many governments, communities and organizations are evaluating a more holistic approach to Health and Wellbeing. This is clear in macro-trends such as health care innovation, hybrid work models, employee mobility and collaborative workplace models,” said Vito Mabrucco, Head of Global Marketing at NTT. “We feel that we can share some of our data and our experience to help organizations adjust to the post-pandemic world in a way that puts people, communities and workplace wellbeing first.”
About the Initiative:
NTT’s global Health and Wellbeing initiative leverages the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts that helps put into perspective the need to define a path toward a more human-centric approach to Health and Wellbeing. It provides a collection of insights delivered through videos, whitepapers, studies and other resources designed to help describe a more strategic approach to healthcare business models, current technologies and future innovations to establish Health and Wellbeing as one of the foundations for a sustainable society.
As part of this initiative, NTT provides new insights through the launch of a whitepaper that examines how individuals and organizations can embrace technology to improve patient care. Improving healthcare practices requires engaging with people holistically and enabling technology for more personalized and precise care. The whitepaper examines the need for a new mindset and new ways of conducting this critical, most human element of healthcare. You can read the whitepaper here.
“The global health crisis has highlighted the fragile nature of our world. As we adjust to life post-pandemic, it has become clear that new approaches to Health and Wellbeing should be considered,” added Mabrucco. “A more human-centric approach is required to provide a way forward to improve the Health and Wellbeing of people, communities and society. NTT’s initiative looks at redefining Health and Wellbeing by making it more human by design, rebuilding trust and trustworthiness, improving the health of individuals everywhere and creating a digital ecosystem to support this new approach.”
To learn more about NTT’s global Health and Wellbeing initiative, please visit: https://www.global.ntt/healthandwellbeing/
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About NTT Research
NTT Research opened its offices in July 2019 as a new Silicon Valley startup to conduct basic research and advance technologies that promote positive change for humankind. Currently, three labs are housed at NTT Research facilities in Sunnyvale: the Physics and Informatics (PHI) Lab, the Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab, and the Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab. The organization aims to upgrade reality in three areas: 1) quantum information, neuroscience and photonics; 2) cryptographic and information security; and 3) medical and health informatics. NTT Research is part of NTT, a global technology and business solutions provider with an annual R&D budget of $3.6 billion.
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