In the fight against cancer, precision medicine is one of the most promising tools and the logical outcome of current healthcare trends. As start-ups offering personalized healthcare solutions multiply like mushrooms after rain, governments and regulatory agencies have to give appropriate responses in regulating the grass-root healthcare jungle. Here is my analysis about the potential and dilemmas about precision medicine.
Since the introduction of a special software and optimization of patient management practices in November 2015, in the Hungarian county of Kaposvár the average time from the discovery of a cancerous disease until the actual medical consultation about the treatment plan has been reduced drastically from 54 to 21 days. Those 33 days could mean the difference between life and death. Sometimes you do not need pricey or hyper-high-tech solutions for making a difference in healthcare. Sometimes it is enough if you respond to patients’ needs by optimizing processes. Let’s see how OnkoNetwork, the first Hungarian patient management network did.
Here is the edited speech I gave to the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, and I would turn to every government or parliament eager to reform healthcare through technology with similar advices. I hope that more and more regulatory actors will pay attention to the winds of change.
The field of medical AI is buzzing. More and more companies set the purpose to disrupt healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. Here, I collected the biggest names currently on the market ranging from start-ups to tech giants to keep an eye on in the future.
It’s unbelievable how positively simple and thoughtful healthcare design can impact patients’ healing process! Here, let me show you the finest examples of brilliantly designed devices and medical environments with great potential to bring positive change into medicine.
Healthcare is unsustainable: the cost of care is rising and there is a shortage of doctors worldwide. But did you know that its biggest cause is our laziness? It basically destroys healthcare. But don’t panic, I’m going to show you what to do in order to save it.
Healthcare systems can become more sustainable with the help of disruptive health technologies through changing the building-blocks of the system: the patients and the doctors. Such a bottom-up method should also be facilitated by policy-makers.