In this moment from an executive interview filmed on location at Oracle CloudWorld, Mike Sicilia, executive vice president, industries, Oracle, talks about how the cloud might transform.
00:09 — If you think about the expensive imaging in medicine, like MRI machines and CT scans, these sophisticated machines are very compute-intensive. Oracle has a theory that it can take some of that compute and move it to the cloud.
00:28 — You do two things by doing that: Number one, you can remotely calibrate the machines. The problem with onboard computers is you have to send people out to recalibrate them. They’re sensitive to seismic activities, or sometimes they need a little tune-up like a car.
01:00 — The other thing is that the cost of the machine and the process can be dramatically reduced.
01:21 — So, if you’re getting an MRI for your hip, why not just scan your whole body at that given point? If there’s anything that can be seen, it can make a tremendous difference in someone’s quality of life.
01:36 — It would be good for the patient and for the payer as well. Having the cloud to remotely instruct that machine on what to do is something Mike doesn’t think is that far-fetched.