I just wrote about how our Disruptive Technologies in Medicine university course prepares medical students for the coming waves of change. I also recently published an infographic related to new technologies in medicine.
Yesterday, I gave a talk to medical students about what kind of trends and technologies might shape the future and I was very curious what they think about these. Therefore I asked them to give a score between 1 and 3 about how beneficial or advantageous those can be for society; and a score between 1 and 3 about how big threats they will pose to us.
They also gave a score between 1 and 10 about how much they look forward to using a technology in action. See the full size infographics here.
Preparing them for the future is a real challenge but I remain confident that we need to to that and it is still possible.
This infographic summarizes well the main developments and milestones of 3D printing. Enjoy!
What’s going to happen in 2014? In ten year’s time? 50 years? 100? An infographic looked ahead to see what the future holds according to predictions from thinkers, scientists and pundits – and the odds on them happening.
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I recently worked as a consultant for a pharmaceutical company as they asked me to help them create a long-term digital strategy. In this work, I learnt about some new health IT developments and one of them seemed to be very interesting. It aimed at improving adherence through an online system.
They say the world could save 170 billion USD by using their patform based on survey-evidenced results and the estimated nonadherence-related health expenditures. Here is their brief description:
PraxisPlatform developed a proprietary, versatile, fully secure health care ICT platform on which it designs and manages patient adherence management programmes, pharmacy care programmes and non-interventional clinical studies for innovative and generic pharmaceuticals and medical devices. PraxisPlatform currently reaches 120.000 patients, 4.800 physicians and 100 pharmacies in Hungary.
PraxisPlatform has a proven track record of increasing patients’ adherence to medicinal treatment by 70-130 per cent (at 6/12 months) in chronic therapy areas such as hyperlypidaemia (high cholesterol levels), prostatic hyperplasia and breast cancer.
Here is the infographic they came up with (click on the image for larger size)
I think there are some key conclusions of this:
- It’s important to develop something that is scalable on many levels.
- As adherence is a global problem, a locally proven method could work anywhere else.
- The ICT behind a digital health development must be universal but flexible to local needs.
- They are also ready to sell the know-how with legal wireframes, not only the service itself.
What do you think about it?
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