When I receive questions about how healthcare and the practice of medicine will change due to the technological explosion we are living in, I like to be brave and assume that all stakeholders will move into the right directions if they are provided with guidance. As a proof, here are 7 videos about a brave future of medicine.
The Future Of Clinical Trials:
Let’s Design The Hospital Of The Future!
Our Home Will Be The Hospital Of The Future?
The Future of Patient Empowerment
Supercomputers Can Make Physicians Better!
Virtual Reality Can Change The Hospital Experience
What We Can Print Out In 3D In Medicine
This must be the story of the week. On the first date, Scott Leibrand found out Dana Lewis wore an insulin pump. He used some publicly available hacks and the Pebble smartwatch to make her life better.
For years, Lewis has run the calculations in her head or on a computer of how much insulin she needs. It’s a complex math equation involving current blood sugar, activity levels, and whether she’s about to eat something.
Soon she was able to put in her blood-glucose levels into the algorithm and get predictions on what her levels would be 30, 60, or 90 minutes out. She could decide if she needed to add more or less insulin — information so valuable that she started taking the system with her during the daytime too.
Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone!
I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter.
Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine:
I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the founder of Webicina.com, a service that curates medical content in social media for medical professionals and e-patients.
I launched The Social MEDia Course, the e-learning format of my university course focusing on medicine and social media for medical students, physicians and also patients with Prezis, tests and gamification.
I hope you will enjoy reading Scienceroll.com!
Here are the top videos on the Medical Futurist Youtube channel, just for fun:
1) Top 10 Medical Technologies in 2015
2) Top 10 Mistakes Made By Science Fiction Movies
3) Our Home Will Be The Hospital Of The Future?
I might have an announcement soon. It might be about my personal story of upgrading health for over a decade. It might also include the best questions I have ever received about the future of medicine as a speaker. And answering those questions. And it might also point to the future of healthcare technologies.
I cannot tell you how excited I’m and I cannot wait to hear what you think about it! Details soon!
I started using Twitter in 2007 and have been publishing thoughts, content and news about digital health since then almost on an hourly basis. I don’t care about numbers but when you reach a milestone, it keeps you thinking about what you have learnt on the way. Here are the 5 things I learnt while building a network of over 50,000 followers.
1) The slower, the better.
I could have followed tens of thousands of people irrelevant to my topics and gain a few more followers myself. But using Twitter has always meant being in the bloodstream of information and for this I chose to take it slow. It took me over 8 years to build my network and I’m glad I chose the wise way. I know many of those people in person or we have been in contact for years. It builds trust and leads to professional relationships.
2) There are no limits
I travel around the world almost constantly, but I’m based in Budapest. What I learnt is there are no physical or geographical limitations when millions of people are connected to each other. My network is mostly US-based but I can talk to any medical professional, patient or innovator who has something to say about forming the future of medicine.
3) We solve problems together
A lot of issues related to healthcare pop up in the stream of Twitter every day and we try to get the best people to think about the possible solutions. Through Twitter, I managed to crowdsource a complicated diagnosis, I get answers for very specific questions and make new contacts around the world.
4) People respond more easily
I talk with people by e-mail, Skype, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and many more channels. In my experience, people tend to respond faster when approached on Twitter as they know the character limitation only lets them transmit the key part of the information without the garnish.
5) I get news on Twitter
Twitter is the best filter I have today to get the key news and announcements about digital health. Companies get in contact with me to test their products and wearable health trackers. Twitter sends me those tweets that received the biggest attention that day. If I still miss something, someone will send it to me personally.
Because of my Twitter network, I live in a limitless world full of opportunities and information.
Let’s tweet in touch!
It’s always a pleasure to be included in such lists as I get to know others working in the field of digital health. Here is the full list and an excerpt:
Twitter can be the ideal platform for a physician to offer meaningful, relevant information to patients and colleagues. Getting started is the hardest part, but looking to others who have succeeded on Twitter can be a good way to draw inspiration. These 20 doctors are burning up their Twitter feeds and attracting massive followings—each in their unique way.