The Medical Futurist Institute

Doing evidence-based research to prepare healthcare leaders for the near future of digital health and artificial intelligence.

Our Mission

The objective of The Medical Futurist Institute is to provide scientific evidence in the form of peer-reviewed papers published in the highest level journals about medical futures studies.

Our studies focus on the use of digital health and AI in healthcare, while constantly emphasizing the importance of preparing for future challenges and advantages.

Research areas

Digital Health Technologies

Exploration of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, wearable devices, telemedicine, and blockchain in healthcare.

Patient Empowerment

Strategies and technologies to empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare decisions, including patient engagement tools, and personalized medicine.

The future of healthcare AI

Examination of ethical considerations and regulatory challenges related to the adoption of AI in Healthcare, such as data privacy, security, and medical ethics.

Research highlights

The state of artificial intelligence-based FDA-approved medical devices and algorithms: an online database

npj Digital Medicine | 126k Accesses | 705 Citations

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A short guide for medical professionals in the era of artificial intelligence

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The imperative for regulatory oversight of large language models (or generative AI) in healthcare

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Prompt Engineering as an Important Emerging Skill for Medical Professionals: Tutorial

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Research team

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD, known as The Medical Futurist, specializes in analyzing the impact of science fiction technologies on global medicine and healthcare.

As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author and serves as a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, Hungary.

His research focuses on the role of artificial intelligence and digital health technologies in shaping the future of care. He is a member of the "Committee on Future Research" of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Dedicated to pioneering medical futures studies as a scientific discipline, Dr. Mesko aims to make futures methods widely accessible in healthcare.

He is a Certified Superforecaster for Good Judgment, Inc.

  • Founding Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, a renowned research institute about digital health and AI
  • Bestselling author of many books and executive summaries on healthcare trends, the future of medicine, and AI companies
  • Founder of The Medical Futurist, a popular website with over 5 million readers
  • LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Healthcare, with over 300,000 Linkedin followers
  • Futurist Keynote Speaker for pharma and insurance companies, banks, and governments

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Dr Pranavsingh Dhunnoo, MSc

A digital health PhD researcher at Atlantic Technological University, scholar and author who is actively researching and covering the digital health, gaming and consumer tech industries.

Dr. Gellért Katonai

A medical doctor currently working in Budapest, a PhD student aiming to discover how digital technologies and AI can disrupt primary care practice.

Nora Arvai

A clinical health psychologist, expert in science communication and lifestyle medicine. As a researcher she aims to open the way for a happier, more efficient healthcare system by addressing healthcare professionals' hesitations towards adopting medical AI.