I just came across a great infographic summarizing the key concepts of using 3D printing in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry. Check it out here!
A quite relevant announcement was published a few days ago describing an ambitious project from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute in Kentucky aimed at replacing the human heart by designing a 3D printer capable of recreating such an organ.
I was checking out the winning entries of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards when I came across this infographic focusing on why healthcare is so expensive. Stunning data and data visualization methods. Click on the image for the original size.
My white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, came out a few days ago and the feedback has been amazing therefore I thought I would share the list of trends included in the infographic that will shape the future of medicine and healthcare.
Please feel free to download the PDF and share your comments by using the #MedicalFuture hashtag.
- 3D Printed Biomaterials and Drugs
- Adherence Control
- Artificial Intelligence in Medical Decision Support
- Artificial Organs
- Augmented Reality
- Augmenting Human Capabilities
- Curated Online Information
- Customized Mobile Apps
- Digestible Sensors
- Digital Literacy in Medical Education
- DIY Biotechnology
- Embedded Sensors
- Evidence-based Mobile Health
- Full Physiological Simulation
- Gamification Based Wellness
- Holographic Data Input
- Home Diagnostics
- Humanoid Robots
- Inter-disciplinary Therapies
- Meaningful use of social media
- Medical Tricorder
- Microchips modeling Clinical Trials
- Multi-functional Radiology
- Nanorobots in Blood
- Personalized Genomics
- Real-time Diagnostics in the OR
- Recreational Cyborgs
- Redesigned Hospital Experience
- Remote Touch
- Robotic Interventions
- Robotic Nurse Assistant
- Semantic Health Records
- Virtual trials
- Virtual Dissection
- Virtual Reality Applications
- Virtual-Digital Brains
- Wearable e-skins
Being a medical futurist means I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; and educating e-patients about how to become equal partners with their caregivers.
Based on what we see in other industries, this is going to be an exploding series of changes and while redesigning healthcare takes a lot of time and efforts, the best we can do is to prepare all stakeholders for what is coming next. That was the reason behind creating The Guide to the Future of Medicine white paper which you can download for free.
Please use the Twitter hashtag #MedicalFuture for giving feedback.
In the white paper, there is an infographic featuring the main trends that shape the future of medicine visualized from 3 perspectives:
- Which stage of the delivery of healthcare and the practice of medicine is affected by that (Prevent & Prepare; Data Input & Diagnostics; Therapy & Follow-up; and Outcomes & Consequences);
- Whether it affects patients or healthcare professionals;
- The practicability of it (already available – green boxes; in progress – orange boxes; and still needs time – red boxes)
Click here to see the infographic in the original size.
I hope you will find the guide useful in your work or in preparing your company and colleagues for the future of medicine.
The Facebook page of TEDMED Live Bologna published some amazing infographics and sketches about different aspects of telemedicine, health 2.0 and digital technologies. Such visuals can help start a conversation or brainstorming session about potential developments at any workshops or conferences.
Mashable published a great infographic about what kind of online tools and platforms people trust when it comes to healthcare information.
You’ve probably done a Google search for that weird spot that cropped up out of nowhere or the pain in your leg that won’t go away. Self-diagnosing your ailments through websites such as WebMD and Wikipedia is commonplace, but it turns out, it hasn’t yet become a mobile trend.
A study of one thousand U.S. consumers by communications and research firms Makovsky-Kelton found most of the health seekers who go online in search ofhealthcare information prefer to use their PC over a mobile device.
Actually, It seems, based on Intel’s study, yes, we are. I’m pretty sure when you read these numbers, they will remind you of many of your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Here is a great infographic to browse on a Saturday morning:
I just came across an interesting infographic featuring the differences between electronic health records (EHR) and traditional paper-based medical records. What do you think?