Google ’ s Masterplan for Healthcare
With 7% of Google searches – or 70,000 per minute – being health-related, it was only a matter of time before the search giant aimed to be a healthcare giant. Google hasn’t been particularly shy at expressing these ambitions either. It purchased Fitbit for $2.1 billion and had a dedicated healthcare offshoot from its A.I. branch, Deepmind. In this new article series exploring the latest moves by tech giants into healthcare, we will look at recent developments coming from Google. Previous entries looked at the moves of Google’s competitors Amazon and Apple, and provided insights into the trends that ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy AI genetics google Healthcare Innovation technolog Source Type: blogs

Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs: How Technology Can Help
The global statistics on substance use are disquieting. Globally, about 3 million people die every year from alcohol abuse. Tobacco kills up to half of its users – over 8 million people annually. And the UN’s 2021 World Drug Report estimated that around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders. Disruptive technologies could act only as additional tools for managing preventive or reactive treatment for both victims and physicians next to therapy. Alcohol content-measuring wristbands, smart lighters, nicotine tracking wearables, stop smoking ap...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones Virtual Reality alcohol digital health Innovation smoking technology VR health Source Type: blogs

3D Printing in Medicine And Healthcare – The Ultimate List In 2021
3D printing has demonstrated huge potential for the future of medicine in the previous years, and its development is unstoppable. Just look at the impressive list of 3D printed healthcare materials and medical equipment below! How does 3D printing in medicine work? 3D printing in medicine is part of the innovative process called additive manufacturing, which means producing three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. How the technology works, we explained the technology in our article on bioprinting here. As technology evolves, researchers work on various solutions. For example, engineers from the University of B...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Biotechnology Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Education Personalized Medicine bioprinting Innovation Video GC1 3d printed biomaterial tissue engineering Source Type: blogs

Is Apple Going Into Healthcare? – A 2021 Update
This article is a supplement to the content of our e-book, Tech Giants in Healthcare. It’s also the second entry to our new series that provides a snapshot of what a given tech giant is working on its way to disrupt healthcare. We first looked at the recent healthcare developments around Amazon which indicate the company’s bet on remote care and an aim to overhaul the pharmaceutical industry.  For its part, Apple entered the healthcare market later than its competitors but is working on acquiring a significant share of the market. Are the recent developments indicative of Tim Cook’s statement?...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Telemedicine & Smartphones apple EMR fda iphone smartwatch applications covid19 Apple Watch apple health SpO2 Moun Source Type: blogs

What is Apple Doing in Healthcare? – A 2021 Update
This article is a supplement to the content of our e-book, Tech Giants in Healthcare. It’s also the second entry to our new series that provides a snapshot of what a given tech giant is working on its way to disrupt healthcare. We first looked at the recent healthcare developments around Amazon which indicate the company’s bet on remote care and an aim to overhaul the pharmaceutical industry.  For its part, Apple entered the healthcare market later than its competitors but is working on acquiring a significant share of the market. Are the recent developments indicative of Tim Cook’s statement?...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Telemedicine & Smartphones apple EMR fda iphone smartwatch applications covid19 Apple Watch apple health SpO2 Moun Source Type: blogs

Future for Doctors: 5 Trends in Technology That Shape Medical Specialties
In our latest e-book, The Technological Future of Medical Specialties, we reflect on the major impact digital health and related technologies will have on 20 medical specialties. While technologies will play an important role in practically every medical specialty, they won’t all be as specifically intertwined with digital health technologies as the ones we focused on. We not only individually analyse how advanced technologies will influence those 20 medical specialties but also explore how patient empowerment will shape the medical profession and the required skills needed for everyone working in this industry. T...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: imported Source Type: blogs

What ’ s Next For Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing
The Human Genome Project, an international scientific cooperation on discovering the human genome, began in 1990. The goal of the undertaking was to identify the DNA sequence of the entire human genome. I was a medical student when the completion of the Human Genome Project was announced in 2003. I assumed, just like everyone else in the medical community, that this would change everything. Two decades have passed since then. And although the scientific progress is still outstanding, genetic testing did not become the new norm in healthcare. I want to know why. I’ve had my genome and microbiome sequenced. I hav...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Lifestyle medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Policy Medical Education Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Genetic testing genetics Source Type: blogs

Emerging Trends: Technology ’s Response To Alzheimer’s Disease
In our new series, Emerging Trends, we are looking at those technologies in digital health that are on a particular ‘hype cycle’ – technologies and solutions that currently stand out from the rest because of their novelty, timeliness, or greatness. These are solutions everyone’s talking about or the ones they should. Technological solutions to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, in particular, are rising with increasing pipeline drug development, promising biomarkers, and more. Let’s jump right in. Liza Marshall was “over the moon” when she said yes to the l...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Forecast Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine E-Patients Future of Medicine Personalized Medicine Robotics Telemedicine & Smartphones alzheimer brain diagnosis digital digital health Healthcare Innovation me Source Type: blogs

Will It Be A Luxury To Meet Physicians?
In 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rang a bell forecasting a shortfall of 12.9 million healthcare workers globally by 2035. The pandemic has only made things worse. With over half of the world’s population lacking access to essential healthcare, and the increasing leaving of frontline workers after COVID-19, it is easy to sum up: we’re heading towards a healthcare crisis. Sombre numbers from the 2020 report of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) project the total physician shortage in the U.S. between 54,100 and 139,000 by 2033. As for Europe, the numbers are similar. According ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education doctor physician A.I. nurses medical pr Source Type: blogs

Amazon ’ s Dive Into Healthcare: A 2021 Update
What do the publishing, film and healthcare industries have in common? They are all fields that tech giant Amazon ventures into. But even though healthcare is the latest the company got involved in – at least publicly -, Amazon is making leaps in the field. We explored those leaps at length in our dedicated e-book, Tech Giants In Healthcare. For a deeper dive and a bigger picture of its long-term plans, we would recommend you to get a copy. With this article, we are kicking off a new series that provides a snapshot of what a given tech company is working on that is relevant to healthcare. We will focus more on...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Insurance Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones amazon telehealth r Source Type: blogs

Amazon ’ s March Into Healthcare: A 2021 Update
What do the publishing, film and healthcare industries have in common? They are all fields that tech giant Amazon ventures into. But even though healthcare is the latest the company got involved in – at least publicly -, Amazon is making leaps in the field. We explored those leaps at length in our dedicated e-book, Tech Giants In Healthcare. For a deeper dive and a bigger picture of its long-term plans, we would recommend you to get a copy. With this article, we are kicking off a new series that provides a snapshot of what a given tech company is working on that is relevant to healthcare. We will focus more on...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Insurance Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones amazon telehealth r Source Type: blogs

Emerging Trends: Skin Checking Algorithms
In our new series, Emerging Trends, we are looking at those technologies in digital health that are on a certain ‘hype cycle’ – technologies and solutions that currently stand out from the rest because of their novelty, timeliness, or greatness. These are solutions everyone’s talking about or the ones they should. We are beginning with skin checking algorithms, which is definitely a course currently rising. Let’s have a deeper look. Everyone should have a skin check done from time to time. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancer types worldwide: one in five people in the U.S. is ex...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics google nature dermatology A.I. Semmelweis skin SkinVision Source Type: blogs

Emerging Trend Alert – Skin Checking Algorithms
In our new series, Emerging Trends, we are looking at those technologies in digital health that are on a certain ‘hype cycle’ – technologies and solutions that currently stand out from the rest because of their novelty, timeliness, or greatness. These are solutions everyone’s talking about or the ones they should. We are beginning with skin checking algorithms, which is definitely a course currently rising. Let’s have a deeper look. Everyone should have a skin check done from time to time. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancer types worldwide: one in five people in the U.S. is ex...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics google nature dermatology A.I. Semmelweis skin SkinVision Source Type: blogs

Top 5 Healthcare Areas That Space Technology Can Enhance
David Bowie’s iconic song Space Oddity shares the story of fictional astronaut Major Tom as he is about to be launched into space. Its lyrics capture how ground control on Earth keeps in constant communication with Major Tom throughout his space-faring journey, and this much is true. But what is shared between Earth and space is not limited to conversations. Terrestrial technologies are sent to space to assist in astronauts’ health and space tech does get adapted for humans back on Earth too. Smart clothing manufacturer Hexoskin has worked with astronauts to design medical monitoring systems for Lunar and Ma...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Lifestyle medicine 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Cyborgization Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Personalized Medicine Telemedicine & Smartp Source Type: blogs

13 Technologies That Will Shape The Future Of Cancer Care
Immediately upon being elected, U.S. President Joe Biden had a task to solve. Amidst taking a hold on the virus, he, however, did not forget about a health issue he’d previously been involved in. In his first major address to Congress this April, Biden asked lawmakers to help him “end cancer as we know it.” The U.S.’s ambition to stop cancer deaths began with the project Moonshot Biden was responsible for under the presidency of Barack Obama. While Moonshot hasn’t yet proved successful, the amount of money spent on research has its mark on the outcome. The United States spends more money on ca...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Medical Education Nanotechnology Personalized Medicine Source Type: blogs

How Digital Health Technology Can Contribute To Asthma Care
Right before her afternoon run, Rita pairs her smart preventer inhaler with her smartphone and takes two puffs. Checking the companion app, she finds that she took the right dose and waited for the recommended 30 seconds between inhalations. Relieved that her workout will not trigger her asthma symptoms, she begins tracking it on her smartwatch. Following the 40 minute run, Rita checks her peak flow reading – or how well she exhales – with her smart, handheld peak flow monitor. This enables her to determine whether her workout caused any narrowing of her airways, which could lead to an asthma flare-up well b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers fda wearables asthma asthma care ADAMM smart patch DailyBreath asthmaTrack AsthmaMD Smart PeakFlow AioCare Propell Source Type: blogs

Asthma Care And Digital Health
Right before her afternoon run, Rita pairs her smart preventer inhaler with her smartphone and takes two puffs. Checking the companion app, she finds that she took the right dose and waited for the recommended 30 seconds between inhalations. Relieved that her workout will not trigger her asthma symptoms, she begins tracking it on her smartwatch. Following the 40 minute run, Rita checks her peak flow reading – or how well she exhales – with her smart, handheld peak flow monitor. This enables her to determine whether her workout caused any narrowing of her airways, which could lead to an asthma flare-up well b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers fda wearables asthma asthma care ADAMM smart patch DailyBreath asthmaTrack AsthmaMD Smart PeakFlow AioCare Propell Source Type: blogs

Is There A Future For Drones In Healthcare?
The threat COVID has posed ever since it first appeared influenced how healthcare operates on many levels. It triggered a rapid expansion in health technology – some obvious, like the rise of telemedicine or at-home lab tests, others filled a much-needed immediate void. The demand for safe solutions inclined the development of robotic support in hospitals – and drones. I must admit, I expected the rise of drone-based solutions years ago (and I wasn’t alone with my expectations). By now, we are just at the very beginning of using drones in healthcare. And still, even now, when COVID-19 clearly showed th...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones drones telehealth medical drones mon Source Type: blogs

The Future of COVID-19 Therapies and Vaccines
Against all odds and breaking development records, we now have several approved COVID-19 vaccines rolling out worldwide. No need for DIY vaccines; these research-backed shots have repeatedly been shown to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections and its spread. In May, following new evidence of efficacy in children, the FDA further approved administering the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children aged between 12 and 15 years. Before, only those aged 16 and up could get the vaccine but vaccinating more children will be key to achieving herd immunity and ending the pandemic. With such a promising outlook of available vaccine...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Digital Health Research therapy Fauci cdc vaccine pfizer Moderna SARS SARS-CoV-2 trials Duke Human Vaccine Institute Altimmune Nigel McMillan Source Type: blogs

The Medical Futurist Big Survey (Also, Win A Book Signed By Dr Mesk ó)
Ever since I’ve started The Medical Futurist website, my interest was how the site (and later on the growing number of channels, from Youtube and Facebook to Patreon and Instagram) can address the most pressing issues in digital health and how I can support the advancement of digital transformation. Today, with a pandemic nearly behind us, we need this focus more than ever. After all, science is the solid ground beneath our feet. Over the past 10 years, our readership has been growing steadily, and by now, the TMF universe has nearly a million followers – I am humbled and grateful for you and my team to m...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: TMF survey questionnaire Berci Bertalan Meskó Source Type: blogs

The Best Technologies Against Food Allergies
Food has a significant role in our lives, yet, we practically have no idea what we eat. With the advent of industrial farming and the food processing industry, consumer control over food has been lost – and we lost track of substances. Food labels are far from providing enough information about what is actually in the package. Although labelling of allergens is mandatory in most countries, factual data is often hidden behind mysterious E-s and numbers. Various tech devices promise a solution. And a solution is indeed needed. About 7.5% of the global population is allergic to certain foods. Over 200,000 people requ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research Future of Food Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics digital technology food allergy Nima food sensor digital health techno Source Type: blogs

This Is How A.I. Will Transform Medicine: The Same Way It Has Transformed Chess
By now, I’ve spent over one thousand hours playing chess at a professional level. Not to become the next world champion, but to better understand the language of A.I. or the language of anticipation. While on this journey, I also looked into the history of the board game and became convinced that it serves as the perfect metaphor for what is coming to healthcare. With their similar backgrounds and the integration of A.I. in the fields, their transformation will also bear similarities.  And by looking into the transformation that A.I. brought about to chess, we can derive insights into how this upcoming cha...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education A.I. chess Kempelen Farkas The Turk Wolfgang von Kempelen Garry Kasparov Monroe Newborn Source Type: blogs

The Technological Future Of Surgery
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This quote by Arthur C. Clarke pretty much sums up the future of surgery. It offers fantastic cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before. A.I., surgical robots, 3D printing and new imaging methods are already used on a wide scale of procedures. But there’s much more to the future of surgery than that.  Today only 3% of surgical procedures are performed by robots, although 15% of all operations used robotic support or assist...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Medical Education Robotics Virtual Reality 3d printing AI diagnostics Surgery technology gc4 surgical robot Source Type: blogs

What We Learnt After Looking Back At The Digital Health Tech We Reviewed
Throughout the years, we’ve reviewed several exciting digital health devices at The Medical Futurist. Some like Nima’s handheld food sensors sound as if they have come straight out of a Star Trek episode; and others like the CliniCloud ingeniously address real physician needs. However, while many of the devices impressed us during our tests and indicated a promising solution for patients and doctors to adopt going forward, not all of them fared so well in subsequent years. For this reason, we decided to look back at those exciting digital health devices that we tested in the past but didn’t deliver on ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Lifestyle medicine E-Patients Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones fda pebble GymWatch health technology fitness trackers Nima food sensor CliniCloud Andrew Lin Lumo text Source Type: blogs

Can Music Technologies Help The Mental Health Pandemic?
We tend to think that we know how our brain works. We believe that art and creativity (thus, music, too) belong to the right hemisphere of it and math, logic, linear thinking and facts to the left. Interestingly, as Daniel J. Levitin explains in his book, “This Is Your Brain on Music”, music is processed throughout the brain. Maybe that is why music has been elemental throughout human history: it can connect people with each other.  So when the first lockdown began worldwide, we all started to look for things to do at home, to eliminate the feeling of disconnectedness. One choice, watching movies, was o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Lifestyle medicine E-Patients Future of Medicine music mental health mental wellbeing music therapy covid19 lockdown quarantine Daniel J. Levitin Kiminobu Sugaya Ayako Yonetani Dr Janos Kollar Will Henshall Focus@W Source Type: blogs

7 Futuristic Professions In Healthcare You Can Still Prepare For
If you’re among the thousands of medical students worldwide or are about to pursue a degree in healthcare, it might have dawned on you that the field wouldn’t look the same by the time you get into clinical practice. With drones delivering medical supplies; an ever-increasing wealth of data from personal health sensors; and patients turning to telemedicine, the medical workplace will decidedly look different by then.  But you also regularly hear news like how algorithms are able to beat radiologists to the punch when identifying cancerous lesions in medical images. These can fuel fear that such advanced...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Lifestyle medicine 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Education Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Science Fiction Security & Privacy T Source Type: blogs

Your New Life In 2021 (Mid-Post COVID)
At the beginning of the pandemic, we wrote a lot about how the pandemic should and could be handled. In addition to providing real-world advice on what technology can do to support us (like Digital Health Apps To Use During Quarantine or The State of A.I. in the Fight Against COVID-19), we often provided forecasts (When And How Will COVID End?) and predictions about the management and the potential outcome of the epidemic (Will There Be A Second Wave). We even created an entire handbook to give away for free! After drawing attention to the privacy and data protection issues raised by the pandemic (we issued a guide for ...
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Digital Health Technologies That Are Too Futuristic To Be In Practice Now (If Ever)
An oncologist administering nanorobots that swim through a patient’s bloodstream to deliver drugs in a highly targeted way. A person on a specific diet scanning their meal with a single device to reveal all of its major nutritional elements. A clinic’s transplant department 3D-printing whole organs. These are scenarios that sound like snippets extracted from a science-fiction novel. But these are digital health technologies that we will have to get used to in the future.  Nanorobots, food scanners, and bioprinting are all existing digital health technologies that we’ve reported on The Medical Futu...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Biotechnology Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Food Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Nanotechnology Robotics Science Fiction 3d printing bioprinting blood test device fda theranos Nima nanorobot Ni Source Type: blogs

The Top 20 Digital Health Trends For The Near Future: A New E-Book
It almost became a tradition at The Medical Futurist to publish at the beginning of every year an e-book about digital health trends that are worth keeping an eye on for that particular year. These e-books would contain a list of forecasts and the respective developments that led us to formulating that trend. While not all forecasts came to fruition (Google did not launch a new line of fitness trackers), others were more accurate (developments towards at-home lab tests did pick up steam). The aim of every trend was nevertheless to help readers get a bigger picture regarding the direction that the field was heading towards ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemed Source Type: blogs

What Would We Do In Healthcare With A Lot Of Money?
Suppose we have an infinite amount of money at our disposal to help create a democratic, rationalised and optimised healthcare system in the country. What would you choose to improve first? Which are the most important steps towards people’s long-term well-being, and what are the cornerstones of development? With governments struggling with handling the burdens COVID-19 had placed onto the healthcare systems, money flows down the drain countlessly. In the UK, the NHS has spent £10.8m to date on its contact tracing app – and yet, according to a report, the NHSX couldn’t say if the app will be able...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education Security & P Source Type: blogs

5 Insights About The Future Of Health Insurance In The Digital Health Age
The global health insurance market has been experiencing a declining growth rate in recent years; from 9% in 2014-2015 to 6-7% in subsequent years. The 2019 Forbes report that pointed this out also attributes this decline partly to the low adoption of digital solutions in this sector. But those very same solutions can transform the market. Already with futuristic technologies like clinical grade personal health sensors, at-home genome sequencing kits and artificial intelligence, healthcare is receiving a much-needed overhaul that democratises access to quality care. The health insurance industry could also ride on those sa...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Health Insurance Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education Telemedicine & Smartphones amazon bioprinting data patient gc4 Fitbit genome seque Source Type: blogs

What Would The Ideal Hospital Look Like?
If your imagination could run wild, how would you envision the future of hospitals? Hi-tech big machines, physicians analysing data obtained from patients’ devices, LED screens greeting visitors by their names using facial recognition, virtual patient visits, and robots leading operations… Well, experts have pretty much the same idea. Recently we wrote a lot about the future of hospitals. We emphasised the importance of good design both inside and outside the point of care. We imagined that these institutions will become “health centres for patients for preventing diseases, for acute care patients and fo...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education Personalized Medicine Po Source Type: blogs

Why Pharma Companies Must Stop Saying ‘Digital Transformation’
From education to lunch ordering, from work to dating, talking about “digital” has changed these past months – everything is online. Our entire social network has transformed to such depths that it will be a long time to assess its effects. The operation of entire industries has changed, and, of course, healthcare is no exception. And although we have heard of the digital transformation in medicine for years now, what exactly it covers remains unclear. I have worked with over 30 different pharmaceutical companies over the past 15 years, giving 100+ keynote speeches around the world live and online. Eac...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Portable Medical Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones Virtual Reality 3d printing data pharmaceutics A.I. supply chain digital transformati Source Type: blogs

Federated Learning Can Protect Patients ’ Data In Hospitals
In The Matrix, Morpheus offers Neo the choice between two pills in the iconic ‘Blue Pill Or Red Pill’ scene; take the red pill and Neo learns life-changing truths or take the blue pill and Neo maintains his blissful ignorance. We could adapt this choice to healthcare A.I. nowadays. Would you be willing to contribute your personally-identifiable biometric data to a for-profit company that stands to gain millions off your information by developing a “red pill-powered” A.I. in the hopes of improving healthcare?  If not, would you then be willing to let healthcare professionals use an undertr...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Security & Privacy amazon apple data IBM ibm watson matrix Radiology data privacy A.I. NVIDIA patients fed Source Type: blogs

What To Check Before Buying A Smartwatch Or Health Tracker
The market for fitness trackers, and especially smartwatches are on the rise. Despite the delivery difficulties due to the coronavirus, the market kept on growing and the leading players (Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Garmin) have kept their lead, securing a steady 75% of the entire segment. Globally, they posted stable revenue growth of about 20 per cent for the first half of 2020 and were able to keep a solid growth in Q3. Source: Counterpointresearch.com We wrote earlier about how COVID-19 affected our way of doing sports. From quarantine exercises, dance rehearsals to online yoga and even mass events and online mara...
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Tech Giants Bet On Health A.I. And Telemedicine
This article on the other hand aims to supplement the e-book with recent news and developments around trends that companies have adopted since we released it. Amazon’s dive into telemedicine In recent weeks, Amazon’s healthcare efforts have seen both ups and downs. The major down being the end of Haven, a partnership it started three years ago along with  Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase. This venture aimed to provide health care services and insurance at a lower cost to those companies’ employees; with the potential to expand to other firms as well. This setba...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones algorithm amazon apple fa Source Type: blogs

5 Tips Against Zoom Fatigue In Telemedicine
It was almost exactly a year ago when we first wrote about the rise of telemedicine amidst COVID-19. Similarly, it was almost a year ago we first brought up the issue of PTSD of medical personnel due to the virus. We did not expect the two to intertwine. At one point over the past twelve months, we all noticed an extreme level of tiredness after a full workday spent in front of a computer. But it wasn’t tiredness: it was fatigue. While tiredness can be easily cured with rest and sleep, fatigue is a whole different issue. It may lead to chronic diseases, burnout and ill mental and physical health, and its cure requ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy Medical Education Telemedicine & Smartphones WHO cdc zoom fatigue online learning chronic diseases Bryan Vartabedian APA Edit Katona Source Type: blogs

TOP 10 Dangers Of Digital Health
Thanks to the advent of digital health, the future of medicine is truly exciting. With technological advancements that democratise access to care, better treatments are accessible to people than ever before. Breakthrough research and medical developments have eradicated deadly diseases and turned others into manageable conditions. But the very developments that propel healthcare to the 21st century bring their own share of hazards to the field. From the elimination of privacy through hacked medical devices to bioterrorism, there are signs of alarming trends that few take seriously. Nevertheless, we must generate discussion...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Biotechnology Digital Health Research Healthcare Policy Nanotechnology Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones algorithm ecg google smartwatch wearables GC1 wannacry ransomw Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Hazards Of Technology In Digital Health
Thanks to the advent of digital health, the future of medicine is truly exciting. With technological advancements that democratise access to care, better treatments are accessible to people than ever before. Breakthrough research and medical developments have eradicated deadly diseases and turned others into manageable conditions. But the very developments that propel healthcare to the 21st century bring their own share of hazards to the field. From the elimination of privacy through hacked medical devices to bioterrorism, there are signs of alarming trends that few take seriously. Nevertheless, we must generate discussion...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Biotechnology Digital Health Research Healthcare Policy Nanotechnology Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones algorithm ecg google smartwatch wearables GC1 wannacry ransomw Source Type: blogs

The 5 Levels Of Automation In Medicine
“Good morning! How may I help you today?” asks the virtual assistant as you boot your telemedicine app. After experiencing a sore throat and runny nose for a few days, you’ve decided to seek medical attention. You share your symptoms with the assistant who subsequently suggests a cause after scanning its database. “There’s an 83% chance that you are experiencing allergic symptoms,” replies the chatbot. “I will send you your prescription shortly, but if you are not satisfied or still feel unwell, please request for a human physician.” Considering the likelihood of the diagn...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education ibm watson automation A.I. Andrew Ng A.I. assistant Journal Of Clinical Oncology Behold.ai Source Type: blogs

The Future Of Healthcare Design – Outside The Point Of Care
When talking about the future of healthcare, we also have to talk about the future designs of the institutions providing medical services. However, with digital health technologies that democratise access to care, the point of care will not be limited to healthcare institutions. It will rather be split into two; with hospitals becoming health centres for disease prevention, acute care and surgical needs, while monitoring patients’ vitals will be done closer to patients themselves. We explore these aspects of the future of hospital design in this two-part series. In the first article, we looked at design adjustment...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Lifestyle medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones ecg Source Type: blogs

The Future Of Hospital Design – Inside The Point Of Care
Interminable waiting lines; long, boring corridors; piles of paperwork; these are processes and scenes we’re used to when turning to healthcare institutions. But they attest to the relics of a workflow from the 20th century; while 21st-century technology can radically improve the system from the inside out. Quite literally. Indeed, in designing the future of hospitals, much will be offloaded to the outside of these institutions by leveraging digital health technologies. Patients could monitor their vitals wherever they are thanks to wearables and share the data to their physicians remotely. But that does not make ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy emergency hospital design robots technologies point-of-care alarm fatigue McKinsey hospitals Do Source Type: blogs

3D Bioprinting: Eradicating Transplantation Waiting Lists And Testing Drugs On Living Tissues
From time to time, news arises about 3D printed organs. On such occasions, people usually think that a machine can already create readily available, implantable human organs. However, the reality is far from this optimistic image.  Researchers worldwide are working on possible solutions: from a group that printed a miniature kidney, through technological solutions like BioAssemblyBot we wrote about earlier, to entirely new methods that can lead to patient-specific heart tissue printing. The list is long and set in a clinical setting. We checked out where the technology stands today and where it might lead us in h...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy bioprinting fda Innovation Personalized medicine rna science fiction Source Type: blogs

Alternate Realities Help Medical Education And Training During COVID-19
With the need to limit physical contact amidst the pandemic, the whole world turned to virtual solutions to reprise their daily activities. Zoom and Slack became the new workplace; and even medical consultations were increasingly conducted online. However, by turning indoors, aspiring healthcare professionals were negatively impacted since hands-on practices and training were limited, if not impossible. In Scotland, dental students had to repeat a whole year due to insufficient clinical exposure. In particular, they could not practise aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) enough. The latter were limited due to their pote...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Biotechnology E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Medical Education Virtual Reality Surgery VitraMed DentSim Simulator orthopedics stud Source Type: blogs

A.I. In Healthcare, 2021: 8 Exciting Insights From The E-Book
Far from being the futuristic promise it once was, artificial intelligence (A.I.) is an unavoidable eventuality in virtually all sectors. Heeding to its potential, governments around the world are collaborating and taking steps to ensure the responsible development and use of A.I. One such recent example is the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) jointly created by 14 governments and the European Union in 2020. Healthcare will also need to brace itself for this disruptive force. Already, the number of life science studies published around A.I. rose from 1,600 in 2010 to 7,300 in 2020. The technology is ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education Robotics Security & Privacy algorithm database fda MRI physician Source Type: blogs

A.I. In Healthcare: 8 Exciting Insights From A New E-Book
Far from being the futuristic promise it once was, artificial intelligence (A.I.) is an unavoidable eventuality in virtually all sectors. Heeding to its potential, governments around the world are collaborating and taking steps to ensure the responsible development and use of A.I. One such recent example is the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) jointly created by 14 governments and the European Union in 2020. Healthcare will also need to brace itself for this disruptive force. Already, the number of life science studies published around A.I. rose from 1,600 in 2010 to 7,300 in 2020. The technology is ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education Robotics Security & Privacy algorithm database fda MRI physician Source Type: blogs

5 Reasons Why Artificial Intelligence Won ’t Replace Physicians
Artificial intelligence-based solutions are changing healthcare for the better. We saw it coming over the past years, and as COVID-19 has put an extra accent on the use of such tools, that initial wave grew into a tsunami. But would this mean that medical professionals are not needed anymore? Of course not. Here are five fundamental reasons why A.I. won’t replace doctors – and it never will. The medical community should not fall for the fear-mongering around A.I. Despite the wide-scale automatisation and digitalisation, humans will always be needed for specific tasks and, according to a new study, the use...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Covid-19 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Medical Education AI algorithm brain diagnosis doctor physician Radiology technology tel Source Type: blogs

This Is How We Can End COVID In 6 Steps
There is frankly one question today on everybody’s mind: when will all this end? And although deep inside we all know this won’t really be over till it’s… over, we strive for a definite answer. Say, in June. The sad news is, the pandemic will be with us until we finally take individual responsibility. Instead of trying to avoid the jab, we should get ourselves vaccinated as soon as possible. Why? I’ll tell you in six simple, self-explanatory logical steps. 1. COVID-19 will end when the coronavirus becomes endemic A virus becomes endemic when it has a constant presence within a populatio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Digital Health Research E-Patients Healthcare ethical vaccination coronavirus lockdown vaccine flu hospitals Italy Spanish flu Source Type: blogs

This Is How We Can End COVID In 6 Logical Steps
There is frankly one question today on everybody’s mind: when will all this end? And although deep inside we all know this won’t really be over till it’s… over, we strive for a definite answer. Say, in June. The sad news is, the pandemic will be with us until we finally take individual responsibility. Instead of trying to avoid the jab, we should get ourselves vaccinated as soon as possible. Why? I’ll tell you in six simple, self-explanatory logical steps. 1. COVID-19 will end when the coronavirus becomes endemic A virus becomes endemic when it has a constant presence within a populatio...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Digital Health Research E-Patients Healthcare ethical vaccination coronavirus lockdown vaccine flu hospitals Italy Spanish flu Source Type: blogs