The Future of Radiology And Artificial Intelligence
What if an algorithm could tell you whether you have cancer based on your CT scan or mammography exam? While I am confident that radiologists’ creative work will be necessary in the future to solve complex issues and supervise diagnostic processes, A.I. will definitely become part of their daily routine in diagnosing simpler cases and taking over repetitive tasks. So rather than getting threatened by it, we should familiarise ourselves with how it could help change the course of radiology for the better. Radiologists who use A.I. will replace those who don’t There is a lot of hype and plenty of fear around ar...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine AI artificial intelligence cancer Health Healthcare ibm watson Innovation MRI Radiology technology gc4 medical imaging CT scanning Source Type: blogs

6 Examples Of How The Hippocratic Oath Should Be Upgraded
Physicians have been taking the Hippocratic Oath for centuries. Originally written in 400 BC, it is one of the oldest known codes of ethics, attributed to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and physician. In the “A Revised Hippocratic Oath for the Era of Digital Health” paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research by Brennan Spiegel and Bertalan Mesko (The Medical Futurist), we advocated how we should upgrade the millennia-old principles to reflect the 21st-century realities of medicine. Amazingly modern for its age and timeless in its core principles, the Oath describes ideals that are timely...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy Medical Education hippocratic oath medical oath doctors' oath upgrade modernized hippocratic oath revised hippocatic oath 21st century hippocratic oath Source Type: blogs

5 Scenarios Of How Your Health Data Can Be (Or Was Already) Stolen
I really don’t want to sound like Aunt Karen, suspecting a culprit hiding behind every bush, but chances are your health data was or will be stolen. This is a strong statement and might sound paranoid. But, as the old joke goes: being paranoid doesn’t mean someone is not after you.  Here we will introduce five general scenarios of how unknown third-party actors can access your health data without your knowledge (and consent). We introduce these to paint a clearer picture of how medical data can change hands and help you prepare to avoid it – as much as possible. You had a genetic test done You o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Food Healthcare Policy Security & Privacy Source Type: blogs

The First Database Of Tech Giants Collaborating With Healthcare: What Can We Learn?
We keep repeating for years that tech giants are marching into healthcare. This has become really pronounced in the past few weeks, when we hardly saw a day without a major, healthcare-related announcement from one of these companies, like Amazon’s $3.9B OneMedical acquisition, or the plans for entering the Japanese prescription drug market, but we can also mention ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok acquiring a private hospital chain for $1.5B. And it’s not only tech giants, but retail giants too, that are planning to disrupt the healthcare landscape, CVS Health just confirmed an $8B takeover of Signify Health...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones AI collaboration medical technology deep learning machine learning tech giants Futu Source Type: blogs

How An A.I.-Based Skin Checking App Can Work With A National Healthcare System
You might be already familiar with skin checking apps, we too have discussed them quite extensively recently. Skin checking applications allow users to take pictures of their suspicious skin lesions, upload these pictures to a server, the images are first evaluated by an A.I. algorithm and the results will be later validated by a dermatologist.  However, this time there is something new under the sun: AIP Labs and Semmelweis University (Hungary’s leading medical university) developed a skin checking application that offers several features we have not seen before. It was launched to work integrated with the natio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Telemedicine & Smartphones AI dermatology skin skin cancer skin checker skin checking app digital Source Type: blogs

Is It Revolutionary? A 6-Question Checklist To Assess Any Digital Health Announcement
The sheer amount of press releases, news articles, and corporate announcements on digital health technologies is overwhelming. You see dozens every day, and they all sound grandiose and important – obviously.  But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? How to decide if the given report is about something important, about a technology or method that might become really significant? This is what we try to do with the team of The Medical Futurist by providing context, but the goal is that you can do it as well.  We collected a six-question checklist to help with this. The method is simple: if the answer ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Forecast Digital Health Research artificial intelligence future Medicine technology medical technology health technology med tech Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Research Topics To Pursue In Digital Health
The question we most frequently get at The Medical Futurist Institute is easily the one asking for guidance on potential research topics. In fact, we face it so often that we decided to write a summary of our thoughts to provide an overview and some insights to anyone who is willing to dive deep into digital health but is unsure about the best direction to take. Whatever you choose, take a look at these four criteria first Find a nicheAim for uncharted territoriesLook for ease of entrySeek answers to important questions We compiled a list of ten research topics we believe are in line with the above principles and ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones AI EMR v Source Type: blogs

3 Powerful Real-World A.I. Examples That Are Used by Patients in Healthcare
There is certainly no shortage of research on artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning algorithms these days. You will come across a number of announcements every week reporting on fascinating findings, new methods, and breakthrough results. Despite the unquestionable buzz, it is challenging to pinpoint examples that actually found their way into everyday medical practice, that became part of “standard” healthcare.  In this article, we will introduce three areas we believe will be the forerunners of the A.I. revolution in medicine and will discuss four principles that help to determine whether you ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine AI doctors vocal biomarkers Future of healthcare medical algorithm skin checking app cough analysis Source Type: blogs

How Will A.I. Penetrate Healthcare? Through Your Skin, Voice And Cough!
There is certainly no shortage of research on artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning algorithms these days. You will come across a number of announcements every week reporting on fascinating findings, new methods, and breakthrough results. Despite the unquestionable buzz, it is challenging to pinpoint examples that actually found their way into everyday medical practice, that became part of “standard” healthcare.  In this article, we will introduce three areas we believe will be the forerunners of the A.I. revolution in medicine and will discuss four principles that help to determine whether you ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 30, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine AI doctors vocal biomarkers Future of healthcare medical algorithm skin checking app cough analysis Source Type: blogs

DIY Blood Draw – Could Patients Collect Blood At Home?
Blood draws are essential, but this doesn’t make them anyone’s favourite pastime: they are time-consuming and involve needles. Is there a way to make it in a do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion? Can we collect blood samples at home?  While this method will be far from omnipotent for the unforeseeable future, it might have its merits. The pandemic highlighted how avoiding contact with a large number of random patients can be a wise idea. Besides, home-sampling of blood can provide a very efficient and convenient method for clinical trials, encouraging patient participation. Let’s see the technology first. The init...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF E-Patients Future of Medicine blood test blood draw at-home tests at-home lab tests DIY blood draw blood sample at-home blood test at-home blood draw DIY blood test blood work Source Type: blogs

Hackers, Breaches And The Value Of Health Data: 2022 E-Book Update
As solutions like remote care are becoming the norm, 3D printing disrupts the normal supply chain and the number of life science studies on tools like artificial intelligence (A.I.) skyrocket, it’s become clear that we are not anticipating the digital health era; we are in the digital health era. This was to come sooner or later, but the pandemic accelerated the process by years. However, along with the enhanced healthcare landscape that digital health brings along, there is the pressing issue of privacy. To put it bluntly, there is no digital health without sacrificing a part of our privacy. The advanced techno...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Personalized Medicine Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones amazon dev Source Type: blogs

The Future of 3D Printing Drugs In Pharmacies Is Closer Than You Think
3D printing drugs is not a fantasy anymore. Unbelievable shapes and any kind of drug can be fabricated with groundbreaking technology. The UK biotech company, FabRx believes it could even appear as a regular technique in hospitals and pharmacies for creating personalised drugs in specific doses within 5-10 years. In February 2022 the company announced they developed a technology allowing them to 3D print tablets in 7-17 seconds, a huge improvement from earlier. Print out starfish-shaped drugs for your child at home Somewhere in the 2030s: Annie was called by her daughter’s teacher that she had a high fever...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Innovation Personalized medicine GC1 pharmacies 3d printed drugs personalized drugs Source Type: blogs

Amazing Technologies Changing The Future Of Dermatology
Smart algorithms will soon diagnose skin cancer, dermatologists consult patients online, and 3D printers will print out synthetic skin to fight tissue shortages. There is a lot going on in dermatology, and medical professionals should prepare in time for the technological changes before they start swiping through the specialty. Let’s start by familiarising ourselves with the most amazing technologies changing the future of dermatology! Skin cancer is too common According to statistics from the WHO, currently, some 1.5 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 325,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. Data...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones 3d printing AI artificial intelligence digital Healthcare Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine robotics wearables GC1 dermatology Source Type: blogs

Looking Inside Your Body In 3D – The Curiscope Virtuali-tee Review
We first reviewed the Curiscope Virtuali-tee a few years ago and found it futuristic, forward-looking and fun. Whenever these three attributes characterise a technology, we know it’s a jackpot. The Virtuali-tee Human Body T-shirt created by Curiscope has all three qualifiers – and one more. It’s our secret weapon for blowing people’s minds with augmented reality. Four years have passed since we first laid on hands on it, so it was time to take another look at it and see if our opinions have changed. Spoiler alert: no, we still like it. What is it? The T-shirt and the accompanying app show colorful hum...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Augmented Reality Medical Education Anatomy digital future Health Healthcare Medicine STEM review MedEd Source Type: blogs

Digital Clothing, Biofashion And Smart Outfits – The Future Of Fashion
Fast fashion is not only unsustainable but also means an unbearable burden to the planet. The situation is ripe for change. Could lab-grown leather and other novel ways of synthetic garment production, biofashion or digital clothing show the way to an alternative future for the apparel industry? Is there a chance of improving our attitude towards clothing items by adding more value, new functionality? From Burda to the unsustainable downward spiral of fast fashion When our grandmothers in the 1950s wanted to dress according to the latest trend, they bought the Burda Magazine alongside some fabric and used the fam...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Biotechnology Health Sensors & Trackers design digital future Healthcare wearables fashion fast fashion digital clothing digital clothes artificial leather artificial material synthetic biofashion Source Type: blogs