10 Outstanding Companies for Women ’s Health
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Business Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Telemedicine & Smartphones companies company digital digital health digital health technologies femtech health technology Innovation market women women's health Source Type: blogs

It ’s Time For The Rise of E-Physicians
Patient empowerment, the spread of digital technologies and the widening access to medical information coupled with global doctor shortages, rising life expectancy and the ever-higher numbers of chronic diseases call for a change in the practice of medicine. The centuries-old approach to the medical profession cannot deal with the waves of the 21st century. Physicians should experience a shift from the lone wolf to the curious team player, from the rule follower to the creative and from the demigod to the guide in the jungle of digital health. That’s the main argument of the latest publication of The Medical Futurist...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Digital Health Research Medical Professionals communication doctor empowered empowered patients empowered physician future human touch Innovation skills technology Source Type: blogs

Scanning Viral Genes Isn ’t Sci-Fi, We Just Haven’t Made It Reality Yet
The most exciting developments in genetics and biotechThe promise of building organisms based on softwareWhat foods and biomaterials will we have in 10-15 years?What synthetic biological products will an average person have in 2035?Within 10-15 years, will a hand-held device tell me what bacteria is causing my cold?The reasons why we don’t have such a tool yetShould we fear that biotechnology leads to the loss of humanity at some point?The dystopian nightmare connected to biotechnologies Where is synthetic biology heading? What is cellular agriculture? Why will companies pay people soon to get their genomes sequen...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers artificial food bioethics biology biotechnology DNA future genetics genome sequencing genomics Innovation synthetic synthetic life Source Type: blogs

Feeling sick? There ’s an app for that! – The Big Symptom Checker Review
Do you feel under the weather but don’t want to go to the doctor yet? Are you searching for a solution to inform yourself about any possible condition from the comfort of your home and with the ease of your phone or computer? Of course, there’s an app for that! Not only one, but numerous. Join us as we test how well several services perform at gauging possible diagnoses based on one’s signs and symptoms. We entrust our diagnosis with the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Your.MD,Symptomate and Ada symptom checker services. Here’s our big symptom checker review. The age of symptom checkers Are you feeling na...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones diagnostics doctor Health Healthcare home patient primary care review smart medicine smartphone apps symptom symptom checker technology Source Type: blogs

Data Annotators: The Unsung Heroes Of Artificial Intelligence Development
How do you create a smart algorithm? Where and how do you get the data for it? What do you need for a pattern recognizing program to work well and what are the challenges? Nowadays, everyone seems to be building artificial intelligence-based software, also in healthcare, but no one talks about one of the most important aspects of the work: data annotation and the people who are undertaking this time-consuming, rather monotonous task without the flare that usually encircles A.I. Without their dedicated work, it is impossible to develop algorithms, so we thought it is time to sing an ode to the superheroes of algorithm devel...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine AI algorithm annotation data data annotation doctor Health Healthcare physician smart algorithm technology Source Type: blogs

What Will Being Healthy Mean In The Future?
The objective is not “just” being healthy anymore but also being in the best shape possible. The healthy lifestyle craze that started in the 1980s is augmented with technologies and penetrates every area and moment of life. In his book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari argues that as technology encompasses every tiny part of our health, we will gradually let technology take over our decision-making capacities. In a couple of decades, tiny sensors and big data might tell us whether we are sick or healthy. Medical decisions in our life won’t rely on our feelings of illness or wellness, ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Health Sensors & Trackers AI doctor dystopia future Healthcare healthy healthy lifestyle history history of medicine Innovation patient philosophy progress technology Source Type: blogs

To Never Skip A Beat – The HeraBEAT Fetal Heart Monitor Review
Listening to the heart sounds of an unborn baby upon a visit at the doctor’s office is one of the most magical moments for parents to be. What if you could do that in the comfort of your home? What if you could avoid anxious phone calls or hospital visits by having a digital device at hand? The HeraBEAT fetal heart monitor promises peace of mind for both expecting mother and her family, so we tested its capabilities. Although improvements would be welcome in some areas, especially user education, the experience of eavesdropping on the baby’s heartbeat is unbeatable. Here’s our review. The importance of...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers baby baby monitor fetal fetal heart rate fetus Healthcare heart monitor heart sound medical device pregnancy review technology Source Type: blogs

From Human To Cyborg: Are You Willing To Augment Your Body?
What if you could have a heat-map vision to search through an abandoned terrain? What if you could filter out unpleasant odors of urban decay every now and then? Can you imagine hearing ultrasounds better than bats? And what about lifting 20 tons or having a third, bionic arm? With the rapid advancement of technologies, the future of healthcare might not just be about being healthy, but even augmenting our bodies and “upgrading” ourselves. Where would you draw the line between being a human and a cyborg? Superhuman traits in sight: perceiving colors as sounds The wish for a perfect human body with enhance...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Cyborgization Health Sensors & Trackers artificial brain-computer interface digital tattoo exoskeleton future Healthcare implant Innovation Medicine Source Type: blogs

What Empowered Patients Need: Empathy, Time, And Attention
Empathy, time, and attention are what opinion leader e-patients need most from their physicians, and that’s the most important outcome they get from an equal-level patient-doctor relationship. Cooperation between technology and healthcare is not enough on its own: the most decisive factor is the return of the human touch and reciprocal communication. That’s the main finding of the latest study of The Medical Futurist Institute, entitled Opinion leader empowered patients about the era of digital health: a qualitative study, published in the British Medical Journal. The case for e-patients In the last decad...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Digital Health Research Empowered Patients future Innovation partnership patient-doctor patient-doctor communication technology Source Type: blogs

The Most Pressing Issues In Bioethics
Who owns medical and genetic data? How to regulate gene editing? Where is the boundary of enhancing physical or cognitive human capabilities? What to do with biological differences widening the gap of the haves and have-nots? Could we define where is the boundary to augment life? Will we sue robots or algorithms for medical malpractice? With the constant advancement of technology, unprecedented moral, ethical and legal concerns are surfacing. Channeling them into substantial debates will get us closer to their fair solution step by step. Here, we collected the most pressing issues in bioethics. Bioethicists of the world...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Cyborgization Genomics bioethical data debate DNA future gene editing genetic genetics Innovation legal longevity medical medical data moral sex sexuality technology Source Type: blogs

Nanotechnology Will Break The Curse Running Through Generations
A fictional tale about the healing power of technology The mutation of the CDH1 gene determines the fate of generations of men in a Czech small town. The great-grandfather dies unexpectedly upon returning home from the trenches of the first World War – he survives the bullets of the Italian front but gives in after a pint of beer and schnitzel. The grandfather was already diagnosed with an illness, gastric cancer, which required the removal of his entire stomach – but his life couldn’t be saved either. His son was luckier, he was diagnosed in time with an early stage hereditary diffuse gastric cancer a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Medical Science Fiction Nanotechnology in Medicine cancer generation genetic disorder genetics Innovation sci-fi Surgery Source Type: blogs

How To Go Beyond The Airline Medical Kit To Keep Passengers Healthy In The Future?
Humanity has come a long way from treating patients who have fallen off cliffs after having tried to fly, dressed like birds: parallel to the development of flying, the practice of how to keep people alive during flights has also greatly evolved. How can digital health add to the practice of aviation medicine in the future and make sure that passengers step off the plane as healthy as they got in? From Icarus through hot air balloons to mid-air meditation The human desire to conquer the sky is a thousand-year-old story, with tales such as the Greek myth about Daedalus and Icarus. The duo wanted to escape from Crete,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers aero aeronautics aviation emergency emergency medicine flight flight medicine Healthcare portable portable diagnostics predictive prevention technology wearables Source Type: blogs

Reverse Innovation: When Disruptive Health Solutions Go West
Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Portable Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones Africa asia development digital health disruption disruptive drones empowerment Healthcare Innovation medical drones reverse innovation technology West Source Type: blogs

Doctors Wearing VR Headsets Might Soon Set Up Diagnoses Sitting In Caf és
The evolution of VR hardware and software What’s the best VR will do VR, AR, MR or spatial computing? The potential of interactive immersive reality Challenges and obstacles in adoption How will immersive reality transform everyday life? What was the last time you met sci-fi? The dark side of technology Imagine that a doctor sits down in Starbucks, places some glasses on his head, instantly invokes five screens and starts doing his diagnostic work. Robert Scoble, virtual reality expert, and tech evangelist believes that will be possible in the coming years – sooner than we might think. He told us why his wi...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers AR augmented reality future HoloLens Innovation MR Oculus technology virtual virtual reality VR XR Source Type: blogs

10 Reasons Why Digital Health Start-Ups Go Bust
While the digital health market is expanding rapidly, ninety percent of start-ups will probably die within two to five years from their inception. That’s an awfully high number, so we looked around what could possibly go wrong with digital health start-ups to avoid the undeserving fate of falling into the abyss. Being an entrepreneur is tough – especially in healthcare As currently there’s an app for everything, you thought you make one that estimates the time needed to deliver food – so anyone could order pad thai from the closest place possible. Every single entrepreneur knows that a good id...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Business Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design business model companies digital health digital health startups entrepreneurship future healthcare data Innovation patient design scientific scientific validation technology Source Type: blogs

The Heart of The Matter: Technology In The Future of Cardiology
Sound, rhythm, rate, structure, function – countless features of the heart are measured to keep it healthy for as long as possible. Recently, an army of digital health technologies joined the forces of traditional preventive tools in cardiology to counter stroke, heart attack, heart failure or any other cardiovascular risks. In the future, minuscule sensors, digital twins, and artificial intelligence could strengthen their ranks. Let’s see what the future of cardiology might look like! Fitness trackers, chatbots and A.I. against heart disease Let’s say 36-year-old Maria living in Sao Paulo in 2033 d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics cardiology cardiovascular cardiovascular diseases digital digital twin health trackers heart heart health heart rate heart soun Source Type: blogs

The Prospects of Behavioral Genetics: Bad Genes Behind Crimes, Precision Education And Loosing Free Will?
Can the “warrior gene” explain aggressive and violent acts so that lawyers base their defenses on that in courts? Can genetics determine whether your marriage will be a long-lasting companionship? What about alcoholism, depression or autism? To what extent are we the product of our environment or the expression of our genes? While the nature versus nurture debate has been ongoing for centuries, the recent advances in genetics and genomics seem to shift the balance towards inheritance rather than the effect of our surroundings. We looked around whether it is justified, especially when it comes to its use in lega...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Genomics bioethical crime DNA dna testing genes genetics Innovation legal philosophy technology Source Type: blogs

HOW TO Answer Patient Questions About Digital Health – Our Guide
What should a patient share in an e-mail with their doctor? What are the most reliable online medical sources? Which wearables or health sensors are worth recommending? As many people Google their symptoms, start using technologies for health-related issues and communicate with providers via digital means, we summarize the most frequently asked patient questions and physicians’ potential responses in our Guide To Ask Me About Digital. By reading it, you can confidently use the Ask Me About Digital badge and navigate through questions of digital health. What is The Guide? We designed the Guide first of all for m...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Empowered Patients From Chance to Choice Future of Medicine Medical Professionals digital health health communication Innovation partnership patient education patient empowerment patient-doctor patient-doctor communication smart he Source Type: blogs

Sweet Dreams In A Headband? – The Philips SmartSleep Review
If you’re a regular, you should have noticed by now that sleep tracking is my passion. I’ve tested several apps, devices like the Viatom O2 Sleep Monitor or the Live by Earlysense. I have also written guidelines to help you kickstart a sleep tracker path or how to analyze your sleep quality. As such, it should come at no surprise that I bring you yet another sleep tracker review, this time the SmartSleep from Philips. While it’s absolutely a bummer on the design front, the “sleep enhancing” headband can be quite accurate and helpful – if you can get used to wearing it when going to ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers design fitness gadget gadgets Innovation lifestyle philips review sleep sleep app sleep optimization sleep sensor sleep tracker sleep tracking technology wellness Source Type: blogs

A.I. Will Enable You To Find Purpose In Life Instead Of Just Flipping Burgers All Day
The menace of automation replacing jobs How life will look like within 15-20 years Getting used to robots Humanity’s existential crisis Working on the human-A.I. relationship Which medical specialty to chose? A.I. systems and empathy A worst-case scenario for the future Fighting against dystopian threats Automation has the potential to uproot every part of our social system, and artificial intelligence will get into a territory that no human creation dared ever before: the capacity to know. There are plenty of ways how the transformation before us could go down, but it mostly depends on the human ability to adapt...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers AI artificial intelligence automation coding empathy future future of work futurism futurist robotics technology VR Source Type: blogs

Tiptoeing Around Facebook In Healthcare
Data privacy scandals, help in rigging elections, spreading fake news: Facebook has some tough months behind it and users are not happy with the social media giant’s performance. However, Mark Zuckerberg’s company does not only have a political and social impact, but it’s also quite relevant in healthcare. We looked around what Facebook currently does in healthcare and evaluated whether those are viable ways to follow in the future. What have you done to the world, Zuck? In November 2018, a Fortune poll suggested that Americans consider Facebook to be the least trustworthy of all the major technolo...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Security & Privacy Social media in Healthcare AI facebook fake news future Innovation Mark Zuckerberg smart healthcare technology VR Source Type: blogs

Bodily Fluids As The Basis For Digital Health
Blood, saliva, urine, sweat or even ear wax can carry valuable information about an individual’s medical state. Until now, even simpler tests on such bodily fluids had to be carried out at medical facilities, but with the recent uptick in the development of digital diagnostic technologies, more and more solutions appear on the market which enable the patient to do such tests at home. Here we take a look around the bodily fluid business. From bloodletting to digital sweat measurement Blood, yellow bile, black bile, phlegm. Although it doesn’t sound appealing, the ancient Greek already thought that bodily f...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics blood bodily fluid digital digital health digital solutions digital tattoo saliva smart smart healthcare sweat technology urine Source Type: blogs

When The Best You Can Get Is Zero – The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer Review
All drivers get into situations when they have to say no to alcohol, or have to count how much time they’ll need until sobering up completely when they have that last drink. But breathalyzers could also be parents’ good friend when dealing with teenage drinking, people who try to regulate their alcohol consumption, and nurses or doctors, who could also easily assess whether an incoming patient is under the influence of booze. A digitalized, smartphone-connected, truly 21st-century breathalyzer, the BACtrack Mobile promises to monitor blood alcohol concentration straight from your pocket – and we decided t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients alcohol alcohol consumption breathalyzer device digital gadget gadgets review smartphone smartphone apps technology zero Source Type: blogs

Does Digital Health Technology Know Women?
The majority of period tracker apps fail women, fitness trackers, and wearables fail pregnant women terribly. They were most probably designed and developed by men, and most likely not consulted by future users. We looked around at the women’s health and “femtech” market and found that digital health technology has yet to live up to female expectations. So far, the area is under-researched, underfunded and not understood. Technology – Still a man’s world In spite of the slogan of diversity pinned on the flag of many tech companies, the field is highly dominated by men. It is easy to ima...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Business Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients digital digital health technology diversity female femtech gender gender disparity Innovation social issues society woman women women's health Source Type: blogs

China Is Building The Ultimate Technological Health Paradise. Or Is It?
How could a country keep around 1.4 billion people healthy when the system struggles with corruption, lack of resources and an aging population? China, the emerging giant with a strong central leadership fostering technology and innovation, places its bets on artificial intelligence, telemedicine, cloud-based hospitals, and WeChat. While that could sound like an ultimate technological paradise, the question is, what are they going to do with the vast amount of data or to what interests are they going to leverage their state of the art A.I. systems? Generally, how will we speak about digital health in China: a healthcare dy...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers AI chatbot china digital digital health Healthcare Innovation smartphone technology telehealth telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Marie Kondo And Digital Health
The Japanese art of decluttering and tidying up could show medical professionals what they could get rid of in healthcare so the surroundings of patients and care processes could become agreeable. Here, the aim is not to “spark joy” but to make all the activities in healthcare invisible and inevitable – no waiting times, no (necessary) medical visits, less administration – to cause as little concern to patients as possible. Let’s see how digital health could help make medicine neat! A fragile Japanese woman and the art of tidying up After Netflix introduced its latest reality show about...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design administration chatbot chatbots decluttering digital health marie kondo patient management smart smart healthcare technology telemedicine tidying up waiting waiting time Source Type: blogs

Great Thinkers: How Do The Finest Minds Imagine Our Future?
Self-driving cars, 3D-printed houses, A.I. receptionists, robot brothels, cyborgs and augmented realities. Technology shows that our possibilities are endless, but still, do we know in what world we will end up in the next decades to come? To respond to that question as thoroughly as possible, we launched our Great Thinkers article series to introduce the visions of the most brilliant thought-leaders from numerous industries with the broadest range of views possible. It’s an incredible journey towards the future, and we invite you to take part in it. What comes next, shapes us Will robots take our jobs? Could s...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers artificial intelligence astronautics astronomy future future of work Health Healthcare Innovation mars philosophy robotics society technology Source Type: blogs

A 100-Year-Old Martian In An Exoskeleton
The story of The Medical FuturistThe mission of a futuristThe most transformative technology: A.I.The mission of The Medical FuturistThe business modelCommunication of science to wide audiencesScience fiction and scienceData measurementData privacyAdvice to health policy-makersThe gap between the haves and have-nots Nightmare scenarios The future of the doctor-patient relationshipGenetics and gene editingMars and healthcare What do archaeologists and futurists have in common? Why was the Internet underestimated as a technology to transform society while A.I. is over-hyped? What’s the most transformative concept in...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers Source Type: blogs

Where Is Digital Health Heading In Denmark?
After reading the Danish digital health strategy, one of the most forward-looking examples of a government-supported objective to adjust the medical arena to the 21st century, we looked around what real-life projects aim to transform patients’ and doctors’ lives for the better in the Scandinavian country. Our findings are thrilling: the newly established Danish National Genome Center strives to have at least 60,000 whole-genome sequenced in the next 5 years, while the Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster wants to set up a network of data registers updated so fast that it might enable helping doctors real-time – ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy big data Danish Denmark digital health digital health strategy genetics genomics health data healthcare design Innovation technology Source Type: blogs

Top Smart Algorithms In Healthcare
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top A.I. algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you have lived under a rock for the last couple of years could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or mach...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs

Top Smart Algorithms In Healthcare
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top smart algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you lived under a rock for the last couple of years, could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or machine...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs

The Age of A.I. Will Value Compassionate Care More Than Ever
While modern medicine created the professional, efficient, metric-driven medic alienated from the patients, the need for compassionate care is more urgent than ever. However, that’s not only up to the physician but also the organization, because individual attempts might result in burnout symptoms. Adoption of A.I. could change the situation for the better in the future, as it would create space for doctors and nurses to spend more quality time with patients. The question is, are doctors ready for it? Medicating Albert, the plush armadillo Two years ago, my niece had to spend two weeks in hospital as she partia...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI care compassionate care digital digital health future healthare nursing physician technology Source Type: blogs

Could A.I. Turn The Tables On The Physician Burnout Epidemic?
There’s an urgent need to lower the staggering levels of physician burnout around the globe as it results in reduced quality of life for the medical community, decreased levels of patient care – and a worsening human resources crisis in the long run. While technology, especially EHRs, are often considered as an essential factor contributing to physician burnout, we expect artificial intelligence to significantly reduce the administrative burden an improve medical professionals’ work experience in the future. < The rough numbers of physician burnout The emotional and mental well-being of medical p...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine administration administrative AI burnout digital health EHR future health technology Healthcare Innovation medical medical records physician physician burnout Source Type: blogs

The Role Of Medical Associations In The Digital Health Era
The Digital Health Implementation Playbook, released by the AMA recently, marks an essential step in the expansion of the functions of medical associations as promoters of digital health and as guides for application of disruptive solutions in the 21st century. Here, we provide an overview of the development paths of medical associations from book clubs until advocacy networks – and draw up a potential way towards digitally savvy innovation hubs. From medical book clubs to knowledge societies Societies, associations or groups comprising of doctors, pharmacists or other representatives of the medical profession have ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Policy Makers AMA digital health Education groups history history of medicine implementation medical association medical associations medical groups medical societies Source Type: blogs

The Role Of Medical Associations In The Digital Health Era
The Digital Health Implementation Playbook, released by the AMA recently, marks an essential step in the expansion of the functions of medical associations as promoters of digital health and as guides for application of disruptive solutions in the 21st century. Here, we provide an overview of the development paths of medical associations from book clubs until advocacy networks – and draw up a potential way towards digitally savvy innovation hubs. From medical book clubs to knowledge societies Societies, associations or groups comprising of doctors, pharmacists or other representatives of the medical profession have ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Policy Makers AMA digital health Education groups history history of medicine implementation medical association medical associations medical groups medical societies Source Type: blogs

The Future of Surfaces in Healthcare and Beyond
Augmented reality displays, transparent touchscreens, shape-shifting buildings, digital tattoos with screens, living organisms as vibrating information panels, projectors turning any exterior into a control panel: the future of surfaces is as exciting as never before. How could medicine and healthcare benefit from the change in the usage of surfaces in the future? Beauty and aesthetics of the surfaces around humans In the cacophony of noise, colors and constant stimuli, humans of the 21st century are yearning after simplicity, cleanliness, and nature. Clear-cut shapes, single colors and natural materials. An escape from th...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design augmented reality display future futuristic Hospital hospital design Innovation LED screen smartphone surface technology touchscreen VR Source Type: blogs

A Digitally Caring Environment: The Internet of Things in Hospitals
What do hospital beds tell about patients? How does an „indoor GPS”-system work? How could sensors and connected devices enhance both patient experience and medical resource efficiency? Here, we tell you everything about IoT within the walls of health facilities. Emergency drones, Fitbits, and chatty hospital-beds In April 2045, Paul was walking down the street with her 4-year-old daughter, Lily, in downtown Boston. They were heading to the ice cream & deli at the corner of the square two minutes from their home. Suddenly, the man experienced chest pain, started to breathe heavily and collapsed. Lily looked...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design AI connected digital digital health digital health sensors doctor future of hospital IoT patient smart smart algorithm Source Type: blogs

A Digitally Caring Environment: The Internet of Things in Hospitals
What do hospital beds tell about patients? How does an „indoor GPS”-system work? How could sensors and connected devices enhance both patient experience and medical resource efficiency? Here, we tell you everything about IoT within the walls of health facilities. Emergency drones, Fitbits, and chatty hospital-beds In April 2045, Paul was walking down the street with her 4-year-old daughter, Lily, in downtown Boston. They were heading to the ice cream & deli at the corner of the square two minutes from their home. Suddenly, the man experienced chest pain, started to breathe heavily and collapsed. Lily looked...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design AI connected digital digital health digital health sensors doctor future of hospital IoT patient smart smart algorithm Source Type: blogs

Aspiring Dermatology App Under The Microscope: The SkinVision Review
With 1.2 million downloads globally and having helped diagnose the condition in over 27,000 cases, SkinVision aims to fight against one of the most deadly diseases, skin cancer. It usually manifests as seemingly harmless skin spots, called nevi, whose early detection and removal can literally save your life. That’s the promise of the dermatology app, and we decided to take a good look at its capabilities. Here’s our thorough SkinVision review. A vision for the skin Founded in 2011, SkinVision is a company dedicated to diagnose and help manage skin lesions through its single app of the same name. The team has on...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients Telemedicine & Smartphones dermatology diagnostics digital digital health health technology image lesion mole review skin smartphone app smartphone Source Type: blogs