Baby examined at birth by Anita Patterson-Morguefile“In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps,” said executive director of FutureMed Dr. Daniel Kraft.

In the near future, Artificial Intelligence, big data, 3D printing, social health networks and other new technologies will help you get better medical care.

For example, an X-ray gun in remote Africa could send shots to the cloud where an artificial intelligence augmented physician could analyze them. Pap smears and some mammograms are already read with some AI or elements of pattern recognition.

(READ the interview in TechCrunch)

Photo by Anita Patterson -via Morguefile

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