Piers Fawkes: Introducing PSFK’s Future of Health Report
A look at how new tools and technologies are improving our ability to make healthier choices and changing how care is delivered.
Imagine a future where wearable technologies track key areas of your life to provide timely prompts about your health and the data gathered can be uploaded securely to the cloud. Instead of going into the doctor’s office for a checkup, you would schedule a video consultation to discuss your recent readings. In instances when you need further care, your visits would be coordinated by medical records that flow seamlessly between key members of hospital staff and your care would be supported by relevant information that prepares you for what’s next. Your surgeon would be able to look at your results alongside the wider patient population or seek advice from specialists around the world to determine an optimal treatment plan; the effectiveness of which would determine their compensation.