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Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine: Forbes

Robert J. Szczerba (Rocket Scientist Re-Engineering Healthcare, X Tech Ventures CEO) published two articles featuring my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and the trends I think will shape the future in his Forbes column. Here are part one and two. Please share your comments on the article and let me know what you think.

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way.  These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers.  They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or another.  To get an overview of the trends in healthcare technology, we turned to Dr. Bertalan Meskó, medical futurist and author of The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology and the Human Touch.  In it, he identifies several areas that he believes will shape the future of medicine and healthcare for decades to come.

The Birth of Artificial Intelligence

What will future of medicine look like? Start here.

My article about trends shaping the future of medicine was just published on

Enormous technological changes are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared, which we are now, they will wash away the medical system we know and leave it a purely technology–based service without personal interaction. Such a complicated system should not be washed away. Rather, it should be consciously and purposefully redesigned piece by piece. If we are unprepared for the future, then we lose this opportunity.

Here is the list of the real examples and practical stories demonstrating why we should all be ready for these changes.


The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

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:

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I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbookand the founder of, 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!

MakerNurse: Fabricating solutions to challenges on the front lines of care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports MakerNurse, a community that aims to better understand what drives nurses to innovate and bring nurse making to the forefront of health care. See what they are up to.

MakerNurse is collecting stories from inventive nurses across the nation to better understand what drives them to innovate and how best to nurture the creative potential of the American nurse.

We have partnered with five health systems to learn more about MakerNurses in their hospitals and have received stories from dozens of nurses who have completed the MakerNurse survey. Share your story and sign up for updates.


Television Documentary about the Future of You

QUEST published a TV documentary about how the so-called wearable revolution will change how we live our lives. An excerpt:

Today, there are tens of thousands of health and fitness apps that consumers can download onto their smart phones and tablets. From tracking the calories you burn to helping manage your stress through guided meditation, these apps are proving to be popular: within the first six months of 2014, their use increased by more than 60 percent, according to one recent study.

How to start on Twitter: A Nephrologist’s Perfect Tutorial!

Twitter is my favorite tool serving as a channel between my mind and the minds of several thousands of like-minded people every day. It takes time to learn how to use it properly but it is absolutely worth the effort.

Now, Joel Topf, nephrologists created a fantastic tutorial about how and where to start! Don’t miss it!


3D printed personalized medicine prescribed by the doctor and yourself published an interview with me about future trends and technologies shaping medicine. Here is an excerpt:

“When I go to a doctor now, he will examine me, diagnose me, write a prescription which I will take to the pharmacist, who will then give me my medicines that are mass-produced. In the future, I will still consult a doctor, and together, we will decide about the treatment. Based on my genome sequence, the doctor can choose the right dose, design a blueprint, send that to the pharmacist who will 3D print my medicines.”



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