Looking forward: The future of medicine and innovation – Ep. 32

January 24, 2022
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When you look at how far we’ve come with technology in just the last two decades, it’s kind of mind-blowing. 

Between the rise of tech and the increased societal focus on health and wellness, the healthcare technology industry is shifting. 

Technology makes life easier, doesn’t it? And wearable technology puts personal health information right on your wrist. Healthcare is expected to become even more human-centric and personalized moving forward.

From the early days of vaccinations to public health measures like seatbelts to advanced medical technology, healthcare has come a long way and health technology continues to evolve. So, what does the future of medicine look like?

Listen as Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, and John Lee, MD, discuss what we might see in the future of healthcare in Episode 32.

 
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Myths vs. Facts

“We’ll be seeing robots in the role of healthcare practitioners.” – Myth
There’s a lot of gray area in medicine, and you need the human component.

“From general healthcare to personal healthcare, the health system’s change is inevitable.” – Fact
The timeframe isn’t predictable, but it is going to happen.

“Data science will change the way doctors do their jobs.” – Fact
Because we are inundated with so much data from technology, it will become an integral part of how physicians practice medicine.

“Instead of expecting patients to show up with a problem that already shows symptoms, technology and data science will enable doctors to recognize a problem before it gets acute.” – Fact
As we get more data literacy on both ends, we should be able to predict patient needs in some situations.

“Big data will help medical practitioners understand a patient’s probable reaction to a drug or potential for disease, based on their DNA.” – Fact
There will be certain drugs that we will be able to do that with. In the future, physicians may be able to test treatments using data before the treatments are offered to patients. 

“Patients must give up some of their privacy in exchange for the chance of a better and healthier life.” – Fact
Ideally, we would be able to make the process anonymous. But that isn’t realistic.

 

Listener healthy OH-YEAH!

“Maintaining a gratitude journal has been eye opening and has helped me maintain the proper perspective when daily life becomes challenging.” – T.G.

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