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?

How Could Digital Technology Make An Impact On Primary Care?

General practitioners are the first contact point for patients and the building blocks of healthcare. Where do they stand on the issue of digital tech? The Medical Futurist Institute conducted extensive, survey-based research about the willingness of GPs to use the latest innovations in their practice and their attitude towards the future. Let’s see how could digital technology make an impact on primary care.