Disruptive technologies will transform the healthcare job market. Although some tasks and positions will become obsolete, new medical professions will gain ground. Organ designers, robot companion technicians and telesurgeons in the first part of my article series.
The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before.
Time is crucial in healing, no matter whether it’s about a natural disaster, heart attack or an organ transplant. In future medical emergencies, where urgent response will be necessary, drones will mean the fastest answer. They will fly the extra mile in delivering drugs, vaccines, blood or organs.
Vocal biomarkers have amazing potential in reforming diagnostics through their accuracy, speed and cost-effectiveness in the areas of mental illnesses as well as physical diseases such as Parkinson’s or coronary artery disease.
In order to successfully move into 2017, it is crucial to draw the lessons of the past year in terms of successes, failures, remaining challenges and impenetrable obstacles in the field of digital health. Food for thought!
It is almost a tradition for me to publish predictions for the coming year. I do not mean to disappoint you this year either, so here you find some thoughts about the top medical technologies of 2017.
Disruptive technologies are taking huge leaps towards revolutionizing whole areas, also in medicine and healthcare, while we are way behind in understanding how they function and what effect they have on us. I believe we have to get used to these technologies which might turn out to be very scary at first, or even at second sight.