Telemedicine fulfills a natural demand in the digital age: how to bring patients and doctors closer to each other without the need to lose long hours through traveling, but gain all the benefits of healthcare. Telemedicine should become such an integral part of the healthcare system in the future that it would not be labeled […]

As a hospital manager, you should solve resource problems at your medical facility, as a doctor, you should diagnose sepsis well, and above all, communicate smoothly and efficiently. How can you do all of it? Play the following magnificent board games which are not only entertaining but they could also facilitate teamwork and cooperation in […]

The team of The Medical Futurist has spent the last months going through a myriad of companies to choose the ones that might have the biggest impact on the future of digital health. While diving into the details how companies dedicate their efforts to the betterment of healthcare, we learned a lot about what principles […]



Future of Medicine

The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

I receive plenty of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books, movies, TV series or websites would help them understand and get a clear picture about where medicine and healthcare are heading because of new disruptive innovations. Here, I collected everything you need into the ultimate starter kit for the future of medicine.

Health Sensors & Trackers

MOCAcare Review: Heart Monitor in Your Pocket and Blood Pressure Cuff on Your Wrist

The essence of digital health is making patients the point of care – no matter how unexpected the method. Could you ever imagine that there will be a time when you could measure your heart rate with a device slipped into your key chain holder or your blood pressure on your wrist? MOCAcare does both of that. Moreover, it provides its measurements in good quality and gives meaningful information even for laypeople.

Social media in Healthcare

How to Read News About Breakthrough Medical Technologies?

In the era of “fake news”, click-bait articles and a tremendous amount of spam, it is important to be vigilant. We have to spot what’s real and what’s fake medical news. It is easy to over-hype a technology or get false hope, but we must battle this. I summarized the best methods that help filter gold out of the information garbage.

Bioethics

Your Kid Will Play With A.I. Friends And Learn From VR Teachers

Kids of the future will have artificial buddies, virtual reality teachers or robot nannies. Digital technologies are radically transforming the relationship between children. As I have a 6-months-old daughter, I decided to map how our future – mine as a father and hers – and the future of parenting could look like in the light of new innovations.