There are truly heartwarming stories of digital health technology saving lives or helping patients live better.
“We don’t want to miss the train of digital health” is a phrase I often hear from pharmaceutical companies. However, there are no trains to catch anymore. Disruptive healthcare trends are the futuristic spaceships many pharma companies don’t even see flying above them. If pharma doesn’t prepare for the coming waves of change, it won’t have an industry at all.
Three years ago I released a highly popular white paper that listed the top 40 healthcare technology trends that would shape the future of medicine. I analyzed how promising those trends were; whether they would benefit patients or physicians; and if they would improve prevention, diagnostics, treatments or long-term consequences.
Almost everyone has broken a bone at some point. We all know what it is like living with a plaster cast for weeks.
Printing out drugs with a 3D printer sounded like science fiction but today it doesn’t seem so any more.
The list of objects that have been successfully printed out in 3D demonstrates the potential this technology holds for the near future of medicine.