Mycartis.net 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.”
You have to find your own way of staying healthy!
The so-called wearable revolution has just started and will see a huge number of home-diagnostic and monitoring devices coming to the market in the coming months and years, but being healthy starts with simple things. It should basically be about being healthy and happy. And the only way to achieve that is to be proactive finding your own methods.
Since 1997, I have logged basic parameters about my life including the time when I went to sleep and woke up; scores between 1 and 10 about my mental, physical and emotional well-being. I have logged these for over 6000 days and not one day is missing. It takes me about 2 minutes every day and I cannot even describe how much it have helped me shape my lifestyle, find ways to be more health and happy. I needed data to make these changes, but everyone has to find their own motivation.
Here is an example of how my scored have changed over the last 2 weeks.
I hate running therefore I use the Zombies Run application to motivate myself by being a zombie attack survivor looking for supplies and running away from zombies.
It doesn’t matter whether your method includes technology or social solutions, but you have to find your own ways to stay healthy. Without proper health management, even modern medicine cannot help us.
Please share your methods about how you try to stay healthy on the Facebook page and Youtube channel of the medical futurist.
I started an exciting project by launching my Medical Futurist Youtube Channel in which I will talk about trends, concepts, technologies, ethical considerations and devices that will shape the future of medicine.
I covered my new book and the need for being proactive in your health in the first videos. More to come soon!
Here is the trailer:
My new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, is available in paperback and Kindle formats. Here is the description made by Amazon:
A few short years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that exoskeletons could enable paralyzed people to walk again; that billions of people would rely on social media for information; and that the supercomputer Watson would be a key player in medical decision-making. Perhaps more than in any other field, technology has transformed medicine and healthcare in ways that a mere decade ago would have sounded like pure science fiction.
From his unique vantage as a trained physician, researcher, and medical futurist, Dr. Bertalan Mesko examines these developments and the many more down the pipeline. His aim is to assess how the hand of technology can continue to provide the dose of humanity that is crucial to effective healthcare. The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology and the Human Touch is his incisive, illuminating roundup of the technologies and trends that will shape the future of medicine.
Patients, medical professionals, and any healthcare stakeholder will find an eye opening, reassuring roadmap to tomorrow’s potential in this accessible and fact-based book. By preparing for the inevitable waves of change, you can make informed decisions about how technology will shape your own well-being.
There is a report in Medscape about the keynote I gave at the American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 meeting.
TAMPA, Florida — The practice of medicine is in the midst of a technology-propelled revolution that places patients in the driver’s seat, delegates heard here at the American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 meeting.
“I think the epatient movement has already begun to change the ecosystem between physicians and patients,” presenter Bertalan Meskó, MD, from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, told Medscape Medical News.
We have been shooting videos all day long and I’m happy to announce that the Medical Futurist Youtube channel is coming soon! Stay tuned!