I have amazing conversations on social media with people from around the world about where technology leads us in medicine and healthcare in the coming years. As I give around 90 talks per year, I also receive fantastic questions from the audience from time to time and I started listing these.
Now I would love to hear what question excites you the most about the future of medicine! Will we print organs or will robots replace doctors? Anything else? Please leave a comment here or submit your question on medicalfuturist.com.
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It is quite obvious, based on my previous posts, that I think cognitive computing will play a major role in the future of diagnostics. See these examples:
Now MobileHealthGlobal.com asked me to share my views on this:
In fact, these machines, which are also called cognitive computers, have the advantage of allowing the doctor to focus all of his or her attention on the patient, instead of having to concentrate on finding information. Thus, to combine human and artificial intelligence is key. Meskó defends that “the best potential pair is a human with technology.”
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.
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I really love reading and thought I would summarize those 9 books which I like the most focusing on the future of medicine, healthcare and technology. Please share your favorite ones with me!
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CNN has a great video report about an Irish company that plans to go against Theranos in the battle for the blood test market. They plan to develop a portable blood test in a box with which a lot of blood markers could be accessed right away at the doctor’s office. In The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I wrote about similar services including Labonfoil therefore there is a reason to believe that lab tests are about to dramatically change.
Excerpts from the CNN report:
One Irish company says it has developed the solution — a “clinic-in-a-box” that can test for a range of diseases or medical conditions in minutes, from just a single drop of blood.
“The physicians were crying out for a simple-to-use device,” Jerry O’Brien, a farmer’s son from Cork who broke with the family tradition to pursue a career in healthcare, told CNN.
“There was a huge unmet clinical need. It was very obvious from the start they wanted a simple device that would test for any condition off a finger-prick of blood within a matter of minutes.”
Watch the report here: