From Pokemon Go to Driverless Healthcare
Joe Flower’s speaks to some of the advancements that are occurring in technology today and how those could impact the healthcare industry:
AI is the future of healthcare! Virtual reality is the future! Pokemon Go is … wait, what? How does all that work?
I can tell you how that will work and, more important, why.
This future is coming. And it is not only weirder than you imagine, it is probably weirder than you can imagine. If I took you there in my time machine you wouldn’t even recognize it. You would need a guide to even find it. But it works.
Artificial intelligence as a utility, augmented reality, cheap ubiquitous sensing, hyper-automation, body monitors like grains of sugar or printed on your skin in tattoos, cheap and easy CRISPR DNA manipulation — it’s a different world.
Is this good news? Disaster? This next level of tech is not some magic sauce that can be slathered over healthcare to make it all good. Used for its own glittery sake and without deep thought, it could make healthcare more expensive and actually more dangerous. What it is, though, is a new set of powerfully useful tools for re-building healthcare’s economics and its clinical realities together.
These technologies will not just be layered onto today’s healthcare. They will combine with an Uberized continuous bidding healthcare economy and third-wave financing solutions to produce a medical and healthcare world unlike any we have ever seen.
Let me take you there. Let me show you the pieces that are already poking their heads up. What will it really look like? How will it work? How do we build this distributed, open-access Next Healthcare so that it works better for everyone at vastly lower cost?
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