Oracle CloudWorld 2022: Ellison Says An ‘Internet Of Clouds’ Is Imperative
Wade Tyler Millward
‘The clouds should be interconnected. And you can mix and match services from multiple clouds. Customers choosing the service that best meets their needs. The garden walls come tumbling down,’ Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison said this week.
A Patient Engagement System
The next thing that we think is very, very important to put the patient at the center of everything is the patient engagement system. … The easiest way to think about it is just an easy way for you to communicate with your caregivers. … It all began with V-Safe.
We were monitoring patients who were getting inoculated with the different COVID-19 vaccines. … There’s over 150 million records in the V-Safe system. It’s still in use today. … One of the things the V-Safe application did was discover that pregnant people could safely take the vaccine. … In the clinical trial … people under the age of 18 and pregnant people were excluded from the trial.
They weren’t allowed to participate in the trial. Something interesting about being pregnant. You don’t always know you’re pregnant. So it turns out a lot of people who were pregnant got the vaccine. They just didn’t know. … And they shared that data with us via V-Safe. … So we found out that, in fact, it was safe for pregnant people to take the vaccine. And we submitted this to the regulators, first in the United States, but all over the world.
I remember discussing this with various heads of state, believe it or not. Because it’s a very big deal. Because they wanted to inoculate everybody. … So this was approved without a clinical trial. This is very unusual. It took the data from V-Safe, I think we found something like 140,000 people who were pregnant … and the regulators finally said, ‘OK, we will allow you with this real-world data to go ahead and approve the vaccines.’ …. New technologies make a huge difference.
I’m not claiming we’re doing all of this on our own. We can’t. But we do have great partners who have a great sense of mission. And we’re doing this together. … Clinical trial systems. … The idea is it’s built into the system so every hospital in the world can participate in a clinical trial. … We’re doing machine learning on these diagnostic images. A doctor assisted by AI is going to have a much better chance of finding an umbilical cord wrapped around a fetus’ neck than a doctor that is just scanning a sonogram quickly.