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

At the beginning of the artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) era, the expectations are high, and experts foresee that AI/ML shows potential for diagnosing, managing and treating a wide variety of medical conditions. However, the obstacles for implementation of AI/ML in daily clinical practice are numerous, especially regarding the regulation of these technologies. Therefore, we provide an insight into the currently available AI/ML-based medical devices and algorithms that have been approved by the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA).

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

This paper aims to serve as a short, visual and digestible repository of information and details every physician might need to know in the age of A.I. We describe the simple definition of A.I., its levels, its methods, the differences between the methods with medical examples, the potential benefits, dangers, challenges of A.I., as well as attempt to provide a futuristic vision about using it in an everyday medical practice.

Digitally engaged physicians about the digital health transition

To explore the digitally engaged physician’s knowledge and attitudes towards digital health technologies and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship. A qualitative interview study analysed with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The study is based on qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 11 digitally engaged physicians from 9 countries.

Digital Health Technologies and Well-Being in the Future

Advanced technologies such as sensors, portable diagnostic devices, or artificial narrow intelligence based algorithms will make patients the point-of-care receiving diagnosis and treatment wherever they are. These developments will redefine well-being as patients will enter healthcare before their first symptoms arise and will need their medical professionals to design preventive plans using a huge amount of data obtained about the patient and from studies.

The Real Era of the Art of Medicine Begins with Artificial Intelligence

While digital health technologies might be considered a threat to the art of medicine, I argue that advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will initiate the real era of the art of medicine. Through the use of reinforcement learning, artificial intelligence could become the stethoscope of the 21st century. If we embrace these tools, the real art of medicine will begin now with the era of artificial intelligence.

Data annotators are the unsung heroes of medicine’s artificial intelligence revolution

The artificial intelligence (A.I.) era is booming. More than twice as many papers mentioning A.I. were published in medical journals in 2018 than in 2017. The way machine and deep learning algorithms can contribute to diagnosing medical conditions or tailoring therapies have been explored in major studies (1). However, the medical community is concerned and has expressed doubts about the challenges A.I. poses to healthcare (2,3). While the potential of artificial narrow intelligence in assisting medical professionals in their daily work is exceptionally high, there is one aspect of the journey towards A.I. that often gets forgotten: the importance of data annotators.

Opinion leader empowered patients about the era of digital health: a qualitative study

We aimed to explore the opinion leader empowered patients’ relationship with their medical professionals, their experiences and beliefs about technologies, and how they see the future. We also attempted to determine whether technologies, the access to it or patient empowerment are the main driving forces behind these changes.

The Rise of the Empowered Physician in the Digital Health Era: Viewpoint

We argue that patient empowerment, the spread of digital health, the biopsychosocial-digital approach, and the disappearance of the ivory tower of medicine lead to a new role for physicians. Digital health allows the job of being a medical professional to become more rewarding and creative. The characteristics of a physician-as-idol could shift from self-confident to curious, from rule follower to creative, and from lone hero to team worker.

Digital Health Best Practices For Policy Makers

Disruptive technologies spread around like wildfire, but healthcare systems are crumbling under the pressure of problems and changes. So, The Medical Futurist Institute is eager to do what it can to make sure we arrive at the envisioned better future of healthcare. Our collection of best digital health policy practices, Digital Health Best Practices For Policy Makers, is available and accessible to everyone for free and we encourage everyone to use it for the common good.

Digital health is a cultural transformation of traditional healthcare

In this paper, we discuss how the old paradigm of the paternalistic model of medicine is transforming into an equal level partnership between patients and professionals and how it is aided and augmented by disruptive technologies. We attempt to define what digital health means and how it affects the status quo of care and also the study design in implementing technological innovations into the practice of medicine.

Health IT and digital health: the future of health technology is diverse

When discussing the future of technologies in healthcare, one must make a clear distinction between issues regarding IT (Information technology) and digital health. The two areas are often intermingled while their nature and the solution they require are different on many scales. In a nutshell, IT issues impact physicians' everyday job the most but can be dealt with in the short term. Digital health has more impact on cultural changes and entails a long-term process.

The role of artificial intelligence in precision medicine

Instead of developing treatments for populations and making the same medical decisions based on a few similar physical characteristics among patients, medicine has shifted toward prevention, personalization, and precision. In this shift and cultural transformation, AI is the key technology that can bring this opportunity to everyday practice.

Digital Health Technologies to Support Human Missions to Mars

The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of how digital health technologies could help reduce the health risks and potential medical consequences related to human spaceflights to Mars by making
astronauts the point-of-care.

Will artificial intelligence solve the human resource crisis in healthcare?

The human resource crisis is widening worldwide, and it is obvious that it is not possible to provide care without workforce. How can disruptive technologies in healthcare help solve the variety of human resource problems? Will technology empower physicians or replace them?