National Geographic: the Future of Medicine (2)
Since then, we've seen an explosion of tech-driven gains and innovations that have the potential to reshape many aspects of health and medicine. All around us, technologies from artificial intelligence (AI) to personal genomics and robotics are advancing exponentially, giving form to the future of medicine.
The innovations I describe here -- many of which are still in early stages -- are impressive in their own right. But I also appreciate them for enabling the shift away from our traditional compartmentalized health care toward a model of "connected health." We have the opportunity now to connect the dots -- to move beyond institutions delivering episodic and reactive care, primarily after disease has developed, into an era of continuous and proactive care designed to get ahead of disease. Think of it: ever present, analytics-enabled, real-time, individualized attention to our health and well-being. Not just to treat disease, but increasingly, to prevent it.