Digital Health For Pets – The Future Of Veterinary Care
The past year has brought an unprecedented surge in pet adoption in major cities and even in rural areas all around the world. As many people think of their pets as their children, it’s no surprise these animals also get their momentum in digital health. But what it means exactly and what our buzzwords like telemedicine, wearable devices and even smart health tools mean in the pet-setting – we dive deep to find out. It’s not only that the number of pets adopted grew significantly over the past 18 months – it’s also how pets, in general, received that much-needed boost regarding their immedi...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Forecast Lifestyle medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones veterinary care vets pets dogs cat horse Source Type: blogs

Big Pharma, Big Money: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Bayer, Novartis in digital health
In a recent series of articles, we explored the latest moves of Tech Giants like Amazon, NVIDIA and Microsoft in the field of digital health. Analysing these recent developments can give us a better idea regarding where they are focusing the efforts, and how it might shape the future path of healthcare.  But equally, if not more, strong players in this field are pharmaceutical giants, as their resources and influence can significantly shape or alter the course of this path. As such, we are kickstarting a new series of articles focusing on the digital health efforts of 14 global pharma companies. While those heavywe...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Future of Medicine Future of Pharma digital health novartis pfizer J&J big pharma Johnson&Johnson Bayer Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 In 2022 – An Unexpected Reality
Last April, at the top of lockdowns and the pandemic we forecasted When And How COVID-9 Will End. Within these projections, we looked at how the pandemic can unfold – and when we could finally declare it’s over. Among the 3 scenarios we projected for 2021 last October, the most optimistic seemed the most unlikely (hence its name, the fairy-tale scenario), and everyone hoped for the second. At that time, wearing masks in 2022 did not seem likely – at all. And still, here we are, heading towards a pessimistic scenario, living a future we should not have – let’s see how that is possible and wh...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast future lockdown vaccine virus Source Type: blogs

Hype Cycle Of The Top 50 Emerging Digital Health Trends By The Medical Futurist
I have been analysing technological trends in healthcare for over 10 years. I have seen currents come and go, and I was making forecasts about them, too – and even shared the way I do it, how you can get your own crystal ball and learn forecasting.  Why do I find it important? Because by analysing the possible outcomes, we learn how to avoid the hype that leads to headlines but no results (remember Theranos?), as it can result in misleading information around the technology – ultimately leading to mistrust by users. On the other hand, certain technologies and companies need to be highlighted as they mig...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: TMF Forecast Lifestyle medicine 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Biotechnology Digital Health Research Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers Nanotechnology Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagno Source Type: blogs

The Medical Futurist Guide To Digital Health For Doctors
Do you as a medical professional have sometimes trouble to respond to the digital health-related questions of your patients? Have you ever wished there was somebody to create a handbook, a guideline that responds to the questions your patients have? Well, you need to search no more, as The Medical Futurist team has created the second edition of its Guide To Digital Health For Doctors – to download for free. download here We often state that the digital transformation in healthcare first needs a cultural shift. From medical professionals through institutions to related governmental bodies, all stakeholders...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research E-Patients Health Sensors & Trackers Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones guide Ask Me About Dig Source Type: blogs

Explainable A.I. Or Why You Need To Understand Machine Learning In Healthcare
A doctor in China uses a machine learning algorithm to detect signs of pneumonia associated with SARS-CoV-2 infections on images from lung CT scans. Epidemiologists in Canada are using the technology to monitor the spread of a disease and help prevent outbreaks. In the U.S., researchers are using artificial intelligence for more efficient drug discovery. Elsewhere around the world, patients are turning to their phones to access symptom checkers leveraging smart algorithms. These instances where medical professionals and patients alike employ artificial intelligence (A. I.) are already happening but in the coming years w...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research algorithm study deep learning machine learning A.I. npj Digital Medicine supervised learning reinforcement learning unsupervised learning Source Type: blogs

Could smartphones and ride-sharing apps solve transportation in healthcare?
Patients living in rural, suburban or urban areas with poor infrastructure often don’t have the proper means to get to the doctor’s appointment on time. In extreme cases, they have to wait even for emergency situations so much that they can call an ambulance and receive care in a hospital. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft offer non-emergency medical transportation services, while start-ups, such as Circulation or Ride Health also promise to deal with the issue. Could smartphones and networked services solve transportation in healthcare? Why is getting to the doctor such a hassle? Where...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine Health Insurance Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones Hospital patient startup transportation uber lyft ride-hailing medical transportation NEMT Circulation Kaizen Helth Veyo Ambulnz RoundTrip Source Type: blogs

From Drug Design To Distribution: This Is How Robotics, A.I. and Blockchain Transforms Pharma
Exoskeletons to aid pharma factory workers. 3D printing to allow pharmacies to produce drugs on the spot. Blockchain technologies to help fight counterfeit drugs.  These are just bits and pieces, but the entire process of the pharmaceutical supply chain will be affected by disruptive technologies. Let me show you how innovations will make it more efficient, faster and cheaper than ever before. “We call it Robi”, the smiling pharmacist told me when I looked at the robotic dispenser pacing up and down in a small glass-fronted drug storage room of the pharmacy. The robot spares humans about two hour...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Augmented Reality Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Robotics Security & Privacy AI digital Innovation Personalized medicine pharmacies blockchain pharmaceutics robots supply c Source Type: blogs

The TOP100 Digital Health Companies In 2021 By The Medical Futurist
The global digital health market continues its boom: with spectacular growth, it could reach $ 660bn by 2025. Investors have poured an unprecedented amount of money into healthcare in 2020, reaching a record-setting year for digital health. Corporate, venture and even government funding grew as startups, companies and institutions had entered this new era of digital adoption. And, even if this adoption sometimes clashes with the lack of the cultural shift in healthcare, the change is irreversible: the prospects for the future are looking grand for digital health and all the fish that are swimming in these waters. A plet...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Telemedicine & Smartphones Virtual Reality 3d printing devic Source Type: blogs

The Future of Digital Therapeutics: Prescribing Apps Or Sensors A Reality?
Digital health, digital pills, digital therapeutics… With the ‘digital’ suffix being increasingly used in the digital health industry, the meaning behind some terms might not be so evident at a glance. For instance, one might think that ‘digital therapeutics’ and ‘digital pills’ are interchangeable terms; but they are in fact totally different digital health tools. While we discussed digital pills in depth last year, we have yet to talk about digital therapeutics. And this is exactly what we have set out to do with this article; as the latter might very well be a viable option ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Medical Education Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones cybersecurity apps applications treatment health management Source Type: blogs

The Future of Digital Therapeutics: Prescribing Apps, Sensors and A.I.
Digital health, digital pills, digital therapeutics… With the ‘digital’ suffix being increasingly used in the digital health industry, the meaning behind some terms might not be so evident at a glance. For instance, one might think that ‘digital therapeutics’ and ‘digital pills’ are interchangeable terms; but they are in fact totally different digital health tools. While we discussed digital pills in depth last year, we have yet to talk about digital therapeutics. And this is exactly what we have set out to do with this article; as the latter might very well be a viable option ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Medical Education Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones cybersecurity apps applications treatment health management Source Type: blogs

Health Tech And Smart Habitats For People With Special Needs
No matter whether it’s about the problems of ageing, vision, hearing, disabilities or other permanent conditions, modern urban environments or residential places often disregard people with special needs. Luckily, technology and smart design might offer solutions on how to make cities more accessible, more inclusive and entirely suited for everyone in the future. Smart cities helping people with disabilities According to the United Nations, by 2050 70% of the global population will live in cities, of which at least 15% will be people with disabilities. Moreover, 360 million people worldwide have moderate to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Innovation technology health technology smart city smart design inclusive accessible people with special needs disability Source Type: blogs

Is There A Place For Facebook In Healthcare?
Data privacy scandals, help in rigging elections, spreading fake news on COVID and vaccines: Facebook has been through a lot 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 getting 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. Facebook: from trust issues to healthcare The social media machine built on “sophisticated, computer-driven engines for extracting use...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Bioethics Security & Privacy AI facebook future Health Healthcare Innovation social media technology VR fake news smart healthcare Mark Zuckerberg Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare: 10 Medical Fields A.I. Will Change Completely
Artificial intelligence in healthcare has an unimaginable potential. Within the next couple of years, it will revolutionize every area of our life, including medicine. I am fully convinced that it will redesign healthcare completely – and for the better. Let’s take a look at the promising solutions it offers. I am certain that healthcare will be the lead industrial area of such a revolution and one of the major catalysts for change is going to be artificial intelligence. Check the updated version of A Guide To Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare to understanding, anticipating and controlling artif...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine AI Healthcare Hospital ibm watson Innovation GC1 big data google deepmind Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare
Artificial intelligence in healthcare has an unimaginable potential. Within the next couple of years, it will revolutionize every area of our life, including medicine. I am fully convinced that it will redesign healthcare completely – and for the better. Let’s take a look at the promising solutions it offers. I am certain that healthcare will be the lead industrial area of such a revolution and one of the major catalysts for change is going to be artificial intelligence. Check the updated version of A Guide To Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare to understanding, anticipating and controlling artif...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine AI Healthcare Hospital ibm watson Innovation GC1 big data google deepmind Source Type: blogs

The Top 12 Health Chatbots In 2021
Over the past years, smart algorithm-powered, text- or voice-based interfaces have multiplied, and they are also taking their place in healthcare. The Medical Futurist believes Molly, Ginger, Replika and the others will ease the burden on doctors in primary care and help patients learn to take care of their health responsibly. Would you like to try one? Check out the following video about healthcare chatbots: The age of talking algorithms is here In 2018, Google stunned the world with the latest feature of the Google Assistant, Duplex, which was able to make an appointment in a hair salon in eerily hum...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Healthcare Design AI chatbot digital health Innovation List medical Personalized medicine technology chatbots health chatbot Source Type: blogs

The 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma
The drug sends a message to a caregiver after the patient swallowed it. The doctor prescribes virtual reality treatments for migraines. Do you think it is science fiction? You are mistaken. The pharma industry has taken a big swung into digital transformation. All participants invest in digital health topics. But as with all trending issues, and there is a lot of fuss that is hard to see through. As the medical community increasingly acknowledges the importance of digital health, the cultural shift we so often talk about is still a way to go. To change that, the first step is always getting to know what’s coming. ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine Future of Pharma 3d printing artificial intelligence augmented reality digital health Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine pharmacology virtual reality VR gc4 pharmacies pharmacogenetics Source Type: blogs

The 9 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma
The drug sends a message to a caregiver after the patient swallowed it. The doctor prescribes virtual reality treatments for migraines. Do you think it is science fiction? You are mistaken. Just let me familiarize you with the top 10 trends shaping the future of pharma. And if you want to have a more in-depth analysis of the topic, read our related ebook, Technologies Shaping the Future of Pharma! Technologies Shaping the Future of Pharma We designed this e-book to serve as a collection of relevant examples, best practices and exciting ideas that can help any pha...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Medicine Future of Pharma 3d printing artificial intelligence augmented reality digital health Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine pharmacology virtual reality VR gc4 pharmacies pharmacogenetics Source Type: blogs

Big Tech In Medicine: How Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM & NVIDIA Disrupt Healthcare
We’ve spent a good part of our summer writing about Big Tech and how these companies, Amazon, Google/Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple, IBM and NVIDIA have approached medicine and its trillion-dollar market possibilities. These six companies have the most projects in healthcare, and their presence is not negligible at all: they all have the power and the incentive to transform and help digitise this market. Moreover, all of these companies have something peculiar and very unique to give. Amazon’s distribution network can change the way we think of pharmacies in the future. Microsoft can bring steadiness, reason and...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: TMF Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Insurance Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphon Source Type: blogs

NVIDIA In Healthcare: From Gaming To Medicine
This article is a part of our series Tech Giants In Healthcare: Amazon’s Dive Into Healthcare: A 2021 UpdateIs Apple Going Into Healthcare?Google’s Masterplan for HealthcareIBM’s Moonshot Ambition in MedicineMicrosoft’s 16-Billion Dollar Bet On Health Take a deeper dive into what these companies aim for in medicine with our e-book, Tech Giants In Healthcare. Tech Giants in Healthcare This comprehensive guide, Tech Giants in Healthcare, clarifies how and why big tech companies step into healthcare, and breaks it down from one market play...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Forecast Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Healthcare Design AI amazon apple google IBM microsoft telemedicine A.I. NVIDIA privacy tech giants Kimberly Powell Clara Source Type: blogs

IBM ’ s Moonshot Ambition In Healthcare
This article is a part of our series Tech Giants In Healthcare. Previous titles included Amazon’s Dive Into Healthcare: A 2021 UpdateIs Apple Going Into Healthcare?Google’s Masterplan for HealthcareMicrosoft Makes a 16-billion Dollar Bet On Healthcare Take a deeper dive into what these companies aim for in medicine with our e-book, Tech Giants In Healthcare. Back in 2015, IBM’s previous CEO, Virginia Rometty famously said that IBM’s “moon shot will be the impact we have on healthcare.” Under the Watson Health banner, the tech company has been leveraging its expertise in cogn...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Personalized Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics IBM ibm watson xprize A.I. quantum compu Source Type: blogs

Microsoft Makes a 16-billion Dollar Bet On Healthcare
For long, Microsoft and Apple have fiercely battled it out in the home computer space. And while they are still competitors in that field, their competition has extended to the healthcare field. However, their approach (and success) significantly differ.   Like while Apple was turning its Apple Watch into a point-of-care device, Microsoft seemed more focused on the enterprise side of things rather than the consumer side. Throughout 2020, the company strengthened its healthcare-related partnerships with healthcare organisations and research institutes. Its recent moves indicate as much. Gregg Pessin, an anal...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Security & Privacy AI microsoft A.I. tech giants cloud cloud computing Satya Nadella Tom McGuinness appl Source Type: blogs

Future Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases
New digital health tech targeted to fight autoimmune diseases or their symptoms are diverse and creative. These often completely different illnesses, like type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, indicate an immune system dysfunction. Immune cells and mechanisms target the body’s own cells and structures, deconstructing it bit by bit and inducing inflammation. An estimated 24-50 million people in the US alone are living with autoimmune conditions. It affects their day-to-day life, but scientists suggest people living with chronic conditions could also be more susc...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: szandra Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine Portable Medical Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones chatbot diabetes digital health sleep optimization chronic pain chronic illness skin coronavirus autoimmune disease Source Type: blogs

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 ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Covid-19 Forecast 3D Printing science telemedicine vaccination contact tracing cdc pfizer mask mRNA J&J herd immunity Uğur Şahin Karl Schroeder Source Type: blogs