Pharmaceutical, health insurance, medical and digital technology companies took brave steps in 2017 to strengthen their digital health market position with more or less success. Yet, last year’s business moves also suggest important trends: producing drugs alone without added digital services is not enough anymore for pharma; medical websites are becoming huge media outlets; and that Apple is seriously moving into healthcare. Check out the most exciting digital health mergers!
With more than a hundred exhibitors, countless new ideas and exciting innovations digital health truly conquered Las Vegas and CES 2018. Just as last year, we decided to show you the most and least impressive healthcare-related gadgets, sensors, trackers, and more importantly, the discernible trends.
Digital health is booming and there are thrilling trends to be excited about for 2018.
Gene-edited human embryo. Self-driving trucks. Practical quantum computers. 2017 has been an exciting year for science, technology – and digital health! It’s that time of the year again when it’s worth looking back at the past months; and list the inventions, methods and milestone events in healthcare to get a clearer picture of what will shape medicine for the years to come.
We don’t need no obsolete medical education, sings the average medical student leaning on a fat volume of anatomy. Rightly so, as in the 21st century, students should learn about the human body through virtual reality, should familiarize themselves with digital health, and prepare for the sweeping changes technology brings upon the medical community already in medical school. Let’s reform medical education to nurture 21st century physicians!
Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival in case of medical emergency and trauma patients. Digital health innovations making patients the point-of-care could become a great help for first responders and emergency units in the battle against time. Here, we collected what trends and technologies will have an impact on the future of emergency medicine.
The Canadian government recognized the current challenges in their healthcare system alongside the rapid technological developments and their potential for changing medicine for good. Thus, a Senate Committee invited researchers, ethicists, entrepreneurs, and futurists like me to discuss the way forward. Recently, they published their findings containing actionable recommendations for the future. This is the way every responsible government should follow if they want to bring their healthcare system into the 21st century. I’m honored to have taken part in it.