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Grand Challenges of The Medical Futurist

The future of medicine will be innovative, patient centered, digital and sustainable.
These are the greatest challenges we must overcome to make it a reality.


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Embrace Disruptive Medical Technologies

Medical professionals and patients must prepare for a technological revolution in medicine - the only way to make healthcare effective and more humanistic.
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Put Patients In The Center Of Healthcare

Patients must become experts on their own health so they can be involved in decisions about their health, while also taking part in designing healthcare.
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Digitize Healthcare Information

Digitalization can make care affordable and available, ensuring sustainability and growing our understanding of disease.
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Shift Focus From Treatment To Prevention

Live healthier lives and prevent disease by reforming healthcare based on widespread access to health data.

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Portable Diagnostics

Will The Medical Tricorder From Star Trek Become Real?

Analyzing disease instantly: the medical tricorder has been one of the most exciting futuristic technologies in medicine since Star Trek. But will it ever get to the black bag of General Practitioners?

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Can An Algorithm Diagnose Better Than A Doctor?

Will artificial intelligence solve doctor shortages? Will it be able to replace the art of making a correct diagnosis? Not anytime soon.

Portable Diagnostics

CliniCloud Review: Should Doctors and Patients Use the Digital Stethoscope?

The digital stethoscope lets patients and doctors record cardiac and lung sounds, then stream them to a clinician remotely, storing them for comparisons later.

Bioethics

10 Ways The Future of Digital Health Can Run Wild

I’m truly excited for the future of medicine – sometimes it feels like we’re living in a science -fiction novel. But genetic discrimination and the elimination of privacy are just some of the problems we’ll face if we let medical innovation run wild.

Future of Food

The Fascinating World of Food Scanners – Is It Possible To Scan Food For Ingredients?

An emotional question by a mother whose child has food allergies led me to discover the fascinating world of food scanners. Will we ever really know what’s on our plates? And if we knew, what could we do with the answer?

Future of Medicine

From IBM to Google – 10 Surprising Companies You Didn’t Expect to Embrace Disruptive Health Innovation

From time to time, I come across collaborations in healthcare between companies which are both promising and surprising. From IBM to Google – here are the top 10 companies you didn’t expect to embrace disruptive health innovation.

Medical Science Fiction

The Algorithm of Empathy

A short story on life altering disease, a technological future of medicine, and the need for the human touch.