The Anatomy Of A Good Digital Health Company
Transparent communication, clinically-validated technologies, addressing real-life clinical needs; these might sound like no-brainer components to a digital health company since they are working in the healthcare sector. It is also a rapidly expanding one where investments were heavily channeled into during the pandemic. However, some estimate that 90% of digital health startups will go bust or be ‘acqui-hired’ within a few years of being founded. If digital health represents the future of medicine and healthcare, it is important to understand why this is the case.  We previously dissected the reasons as to ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Science Fiction Telemedicine & Smartphones clinical trial communi Source Type: blogs

The Potential Role Of Technology In Euthanasia And Assisted Death
In early 2021, Spanish lawmakers legalised euthanasia and assisted death for patients suffering from unbearable and/or incurable conditions, making Spain the sixth country in the world to do so. Prior to this move, the Netherlands expanded the eligibility to euthanasia to include advanced dementia patients, provided they made an earlier written request. Following the new law in Spain, Health Minister Carolina Darias said that “we are heading towards a more humane and fair society”. She further praised this acknowledgement of the right to an assisted death as a crucial move “towards the recognition of human rights&...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Lifestyle medicine Bioethics Biotechnology Healthcare Policy 3d printing euthanasia assisted dying Source Type: blogs

NFT In Healthcare: How Patients Could Monetise Their Health Data
This article will walk you through the basics of NFTs, how they can further empower patients in the digital health age, as well as raise concerns pertinent to the technology. What is an NFT? Crowning it as the Word of the Year for 2021, dictionary publisher Collins defines a non-fungible token as “a unique digital certificate, registered in a blockchain, that is used to record ownership of an asset such as an artwork or a collectible.” Creating or “mining” NFT transactions leverage blockchain technology, akin to what cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are based on.  In short, the technology relies ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Biotechnology E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Security & Privacy genetics blockchain patient information NFT Source Type: blogs

5 COVID-19 Discussions That Will Dominate 2022
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Source: The Medical Futurist - January 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Science Fiction vaccination pandemic vaccine pfizer fatigue booster Source Type: blogs

The Medical Futurist ’ s Top 10 Books To Read
I read a book every day, finishing, on average, one book/week. But this doesn’t mean I’m not picky about what I read – quite the opposite, really, I am a demanding reader and I want my books to be both well-written and have a good storyline. I also think a good story is exactly what we all need after this year. Immersing in a good story is also a way to keep your brain fit and your mind off the hook. And as I am happily sharing my reading experiences, I can wholeheartedly recommend a few among the many I have read this year – I promise, these are well worth your time. This is a handpicked list specialising in q...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: TMF Science Fiction books 2022 Source Type: blogs

The Top 5 Medical Innovations To Look Out For In 2022
As they say, new year, new beginnings; and this also applies to the field of digital health! With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, the crisis has led to the adoption of certain trends in response to the challenges it raised. In general, this tends to bring the point of care to wherever the patient is. As more investment and research focus are diverted towards those relevant fields, this will help generate more innovations from those areas. Even if they might not become the point of focus in 2022, these “predictions” usually follow through with time. For instance, for 2020 we forecasted a new line of Googl...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Health Insurance Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones google microbiome genome sequencing A.I. vocal biomarkers at-home tests deepmin Source Type: blogs

The Top Five Digital Health Innovations For Food Tracking and Eating
Your body might be your temple, but in principle, we don’t take good enough care of it – not when it comes to the food we consume. In the Western world, we practically have no idea what we eat and how that affects us. Technological innovations can help us track what’s in our food and what we should eat based on our genetic background. In this article, we enlisted the top trends concerning eating and food tracking. Let’s talk about food. Almost 700 million people have some health problem with food or eating For some, eating is the most natural process on Earth. You are hungry, you get some n...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Food Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers digital health eating Innovation Medicine parkinson scanner technology wearable wearables gc3 food sensors food scanner food tracking food trackers digital innovation Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Digital Health News Of 2021
From the approval of a new prescription VR treatment to renewed privacy concerns, 2021 has been full of digital health developments. Indeed, some news might have gone under the radar or might require a quick refresher; so we’re wrapping up 2021 with a round-up of 10 of the most important digital health news of this year. 1. FDA-approved prescription VR treatment for chronic back pain In mid-November, the FDA authorised a virtual reality (VR) system as a prescription treatment for chronic back pain. Called EaseVRx, it combines cognitive behaviour therapy techniques and breathing exercises to help relax, distract...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Covid-19 3D Printing Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones apple telehealth blood pressure A.I. 23andme news remote care 2021 Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Healthcare Artificial Intelligence News Of 2021
As 2021 is about to wrap up, we are reflecting on some of the most important news revolving around artificial intelligence (A.I.) in healthcare. These range from the principles laying the groundwork for the safe and effective development of A.I.-powered medical devices to a sober look at the technology’s role in the pandemic. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 healthcare A.I. news of the year that was. 1. The FDA’s list of AI/ML-enabled medical devices marketed in the U.S. In September 2020, The Medical Futurist Institute (TMFI) had its first research published in the prestigious npj Digit...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy fda google IBM ibm watson A.I. deepmind Alphabet Source Type: blogs

What Does Synthetic Data Mean In Healthcare ’s Artificial Intelligence Revolution?
Data is the foundation of artificial intelligence. As the importance of A.I. grows in modern medicine, there’s a huge need for data (as well as data annotation) – the latter being one of the most important aspects of the work in building an algorithm. In healthcare, collecting data means utilising existing databases and using images, radiology results, samples, CT or MR scans, patient records and more. The more data you feed the system, the better the results can become.  Artificial intelligence has earned its place in multiple fields of medicine, from recognising patterns, supporting diagnoses and setting ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Healthcare Design Security & Privacy data privacy A.I. bias synthetic data GAN Source Type: blogs

Synthetic Data In Healthcare – Will Smarter Data Bring The A.I. Revolution In Healthcare?
Data is the foundation of artificial intelligence. As the importance of A.I. grows in modern medicine, there’s a huge need for data (as well as data annotation) – the latter being one of the most important aspects of the work in building an algorithm. In healthcare, collecting data means utilising existing databases and using images, radiology results, samples, CT or MR scans, patient records and more. The more data you feed the system, the better the results can become.  Artificial intelligence has earned its place in multiple fields of medicine, from recognising patterns, supporting diagnoses and setting ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Healthcare Design Security & Privacy data privacy A.I. bias synthetic data GAN Source Type: blogs

An Upgraded Hippocratic Oath Is Needed In The Digital And A.I. Era
The Hippocratic Oath is the most famous text in Western medicine. It constitutes the ethical basis of the medical profession. For centuries, it has provided an overview of the principles of this noble mission and doctors’ professional behaviour. At the dawn of a new era in medicine, it is high time to rewrite the Oath so that it would reflect the state of technological development, changes in social structures and in general, the requirements of the 21st century. These are our suggestions. What is the Hippocratic Oath? Used by many medical schools at graduation ceremonies, the medical profession adopted the ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Medical Education digital health Healthcare technology med student MedEd hippocratic oath code of conduct Source Type: blogs

Insights From Our New E-book, The Medical Futurist ’s Hype Cycle Of The TOP 50 Digital Health Trends
As a researcher, I have always lived for the moments when I had to see a whole process and analyze the small details at once. Looking into the roots and origins of trends and also seeing the possible outcomes are rewarding in a way that I need to work with data (my passion), my analytical skills and my intuitions.  Besides, I’ve always loved challenging myself in order to be better – that is, for example, why I find my participation in undertakings like the Good Judgement Project (GJP) important. So when we at The Medical Futurist decided to create a trend analysis of digital health trajectories, we ignited ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: TMF Covid-19 Lifestyle medicine 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Insurance Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design M Source Type: blogs

5 Things Healthcare Lost In 2021
As 2020 passed, we all thought we’d be better off with 2021, so we were happy to roll the old year off the cliff (or blow it off, for that matter). When setting expectations for the new norm, masks, some social distancing and even a subtle range of vaccines lined up were being considered… But not this. Nearing the end of 2021, we think of the end of the pandemic as a white sail gleams in the distance (and just as we publish this article, news arose of yet another virus mutant called omicron). In 2021, we could’ve gotten over with the pandemic, period. But, (as it was famously said in the movie Charlie Wilson...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education cancer ptsd burnout cultural transformation Patreon conspiracy Source Type: blogs

Vocal Biomarkers: New Opportunities in Prevention
Vocal biomarkers have amazing potential in reforming diagnostics. As certain diseases, like those affecting the heart, lungs, vocal folds or the brain can alter a person’s voice, artificial intelligence (A.I.)-based voice analyses provide new horizons in medicine. Using biomarkers for diagnosis and remote monitoring can also be used for COVID-screening. So is it possible to diagnose illnesses from the sound of your voice? Let’s have a look at where this technology stands today. Related Hype Cycle Of The Top 50 Emerging Digital Health Trends By The Medical FuturistCan Your Voice Help You Get Diagnosed With ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones AI diagnostics Innovation gc3 sensors vocal biomarker Source Type: blogs