Watch The White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

February 27, 2016 Leave a comment


On February 25, the White House hosted the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit marking the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The event reflected on the Administration’s progress in precision medicine and included the announcement of new commitments to advancing the initiative.

You can re-watch it:

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The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

July 26, 2015 Leave a comment


I receive a lot of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books, movies, TV series or websites would help them understand and get a clear picture about where medicine and healthcare are heading because of new disruptive innovations.

Here are the top choices in each of these categories.

1) Books

Let me show you two books about the future of medicine. The first is The Patient Will See You Now from Dr. Eric Topol. This is the Number One book in digital health. The second is The Digital Doctor from Dr. Bob Wachter. These two books will give you an absolutely clear picture about where we are heading.

Here are nine more books about the future of medicine.


2) Movies

Regarding movies, Gattaca shows you the non-desired future of genomics. Big Hero…

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Virtual Reality Will Change The Healthcare Experience

April 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Another interesting post; exciting developments regarding VR and AR applied to Healthcare.


Virtual Reality or VR is a computer-simulated environment in which we can have the feeling as being in a digital, virtual world experiencing smell, sound, taste, and visuals. VR has been mentioned in many sci-fi masterpieces such as the Necromancer by Gibson, but technology behind that only came to a point where it can become reality now. Therefore I decided to describe some medical implications of virtual reality in the newest video of The Medical Futurist Youtube Channel.

I recently started discovering the options of virtual reality with the Google Cardboard. Putting my own smartphone with the right application into a cardboard can give the feeling of being in a virtual world. My favorite apps so far are Roller Coaster VRCmoar Roller Coaster VR, and Solar System VR. I should start filming the first reaction of people who give it a try.


Cardboard is just the…

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360 immersive Virtual Reality arrives to the Cathlab. Revamping Medical Education

April 3, 2015 Leave a comment

VR and AR have a potential only limited by our creativity. Dr. Assad’s interesting experience shows that uses are intuitive but experts need to embrace being bold and experimenting with the innovation.
As I always say, it is NOT about the technology, BUT about the IDEA behind its use to make Healthcare better.


The implementation of augmented reality into the medical setting has been increasingly experimented with since the birth of the Google Glass explorer program.

The first publication analyzing the potential of such technology in different settings was done back in October 2013 “Wearable technology to improve education and patient outcomes in a cardiology fellowship program – a feasibility study” . Following this publication came the proof of concept on the application of Google Glass in a tele-mentoring scenario was published in JACC ““Tele-Mentoring”: An Interventional Procedure Using a Wearable Computer” in which google glass was used in a PFO Closure.

Since then questions have risen if the technology was truly ready for different implementation of glass. A recent publication “Accuracy of Remote Electrocardiogram Interpretation With the Use of Google Glass Technology” found glass not to be adequate for EKG interpretation. Which by the way I congratulate the authors on their effort…

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Digital Health Rockstars Who Helped Predict The Future Of Medicine

March 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Honored to be featured and mentioned by @Berci.
I’m humbled by reading my name alongside such experts.
I reverently try to predict but also work hard at making it happen.
“The Best Way To Predict The Future, Is To Create It”.



I was very lucky to have the chance to conduct interviews with dozens of experts when I was writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine. I learnt from them and used their insights for shaping my views about how technology will dramatically change medicine and healthcare in the upcoming years. Here is a list of people who and companies that helped predict the future:

  • Professor Steve Mann, one of the first cyborgs
  • Chris Dancy, the most connected man
  • E-Patient Dave drBronkart, e-patient guru
  • Dr. Catherine Mohr, Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, developers of the da Vinci surgical robot
  • Professor Robert S. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jack Andraka, inventor, scientist
  • Dr. Rafael Grossmann, surgeon futurist, Google Glass user
  • NerdCore Medical developing educational games in medicine
  • Blake Hannaford, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Co-Founder at Applied Dexterity Inc.
  • Jacob Rosen Ph.D., Professor at UCLA
  • Joel Dudley, Ph.D., Director of Biomedical…

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I have a new home on the internet

February 28, 2015 Leave a comment
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I have a new home on the internet

February 19, 2015 3 comments
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