Digital twin technology is gaining popularity in US healthcare. In hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it allows doctors to test treatments on virtual patients before using them on real people.
North America leads the global healthcare digital twin market, according to a Transparency Market Research report. The region is likely to retain its leadership in the next seven to eight years. The Becker’s Hospital Review portal studied how American clinics use this technology.
Since April 2023, three major hospital networks in the United States have announced the use of digital twin technology. Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, New Jersey, collects patient data from electronic health records from wearable devices and their genetic profile to create models of individual organs in the body. In the final stage, the network of clinics aims to create a simulation of the entire patient.
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia uses an artificial intelligence platform called BigBear.ai, which allows it to test different operating scenarios and see how the hospital responds to increased workload.
Pittsburgh-based UPMC has created digital models that allow doctors to adjust treatment regimens and individual drug therapies.
Digital twins are virtual copies of a physical system based on real data and predictive analytics. They can simulate different scenarios so hospitals and healthcare providers can anticipate and solve problems before they occur.
In 2021, the global market for digital twins in healthcare was estimated by Transparency Market Research analysts at $448.9 million. According to forecasts, the average annual growth rate from 2022 to 2031 will be 25.1% and will reach over $5.3 billion by the end of the forecast period .
Ensuring the creation of digital twins for 100% of medical organizations and their employees is one of the tactical tasks of the Russian Ministry of Health for the current year. According to the Strategy for Digital Transformation of Healthcare, we are talking about digital “twins” of 96 thousand medical institutions and 2.14 million medical workers, MV previously wrote.