– less hocus, more pocus.

How digital transformation leads to major changes in healthcare and what that means for the future of pocus. Technology tends to ignite societal changes. One of these that the access to technology goes along with democratization. This happened with mobility once the car was invented, it happend to music, once the record was invented, and it happened to banking, retail etc. with the rise of the internet.

This presentation deals with the question of democratization of healthcare through the influx of technology. Especially ubiquitous computing will provide a plethora of new data but also more options for point of care ultrasound solutions, possibly even driven by consumers and patients. We look at the status quo and explore potential futures taking into account changing roles of healthcare professionals, healthcare providers and healthcare consumers.

A presentation by Tobias Gantner, Founder / CEO at Healthcare Futurists.

The View of the Speaker

Question 1: What drives you?
Passion and Curiosity and the will to make a difference in patient care.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
Delegates will see the future in the making and will get a load of inspiration.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Once our understanding of how to work with data properly, we will push open doors to new ways of research. This research will not come from workbenches and animal test sites but will be more and more in-silico and they will be available much quicker. We will also see patients and citizens engage more in science by eg donating their data and thus becoming part of research networks.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
We will get more data together that machine learning and AI can then work on to accelerate research results or point in certain directions where further research will be needed.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Physicians fear to lose jobs and standard of living; politicians fear not to be able to harvest quick wins, Systematic regidity towards disruptive innovation that might turn things upside down.

About Tobias Gantner
Tobias Gantner studied human medicine, philosophy, health economics and law in Germany, Switzerland, the People’s Republic of China and the USA. He was an assistant physician in transplant surgery and held management positions at Siemens Healthcare, Novartis Pharma, Bayer Healthcare and Johnson&Johnson, among others. He teaches at various academic institutions and, as a Sciana Member, is part of an international network of thought leaders in the health of the future.

About HealthCare Futurists GmbH
The HealthCare Futurists GmbH, an international network of innovative companies, think tank and make tank. Together with its daughter company Philonmed GmbH, she runs so-called “no doctor’s practices” and thus finds a digital answer to rural care problems. With the Jakiba brand she is investing in patient empowerment: thanks to her eight-language digital books, based on the Ravensburg children’s books, patients understand their own illness much better, behave adherently, save the doctor time and the care system costs.

Tobias Gantner is invited speaker at the 2022 edition of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Conference.

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