Quantum Computing And Healthcare

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+  Quantum computing completely redefines our understanding of the digital world — the world of 0’s and 1’s and how data is continuously transmitted. It also makes lofty promises of transformation and revolution — industry to industry, sector to sector, field to field. From finance to problem-solving and business operations, quantum computing promises to open new doors for faster, more nimble, almost surreal efficiencies — and healthcare is no exception to this rule.

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+  All in all, the processing power that quantum computing promises opens the door to the goal that the healthcare and pharma industries have long sought out. That goal is to be predictive and preventative, rather than reactive and delayed. While today, most sophisticated technologies allow to cure a large variety of conditions, it is hoped for quantum computing and its incredible power to foresee and effectively uproot such conditions ahead of time. The amount of data generated day-to-day — and the amount of specific patient data already available — will create a fertile ground for the quantum machines to do their work and produce valuable and in-depth analysis that will not only help contribute to curing but aid in preventing certain diseases.

The healthcare and pharma industries are notoriously encumbered with slow and costly trial processes that affect the turnaround times for drug development and implementation.

 

+  While there have been efforts to speed these processes up through AI, machine learning and other cutting-edge technologies, quantum computing opens a different set of possibilities for them to reach the next level and cut down on months and even years of research and experimentation. A quantum computer can allow looking into every known type of molecule at unprecedented speeds, test drug compositions on any cell known to humans — and all in the shortest time imaginable. Quantum computing will be another tool that can be used to find answers to such diseases as Parkinson’s, cancer and other ailments that take away so many lives every day.

Source:  Forbes (GSD Venture Studios).  Gary Fowler,  Quantum Computing And Healthcare

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