Back to the Future: Predicting the Future of Healthcare (Part I)

We have written about the emerging medical technology trends, in which we tried to predict where the next Steve Jobs will come from. But instead of telling you about it, we will show you this time. Let’s use a time machine and go back to 2009, where Eric Topol, a leading cardiologist and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in California, tells us about the upcoming wireless technologies that will impact healthcare.

Topol states that we will soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At this 2009 TEDMED event, he emphasizes different wireless devices that share a common unforeseen purpose. All of them can have the potential to improve our lives by keeping more of us out of hospital beds. Pay attention at the technologies he mentions which are already wide-stream now, and next time we will take you back to the future so that you can see how much this field has evolved and how many of his predictions become true. The future of healthcare is mobile, and drchrono is fueling it.


Eric Topol is a leading cardiologist and the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, he uses the study of genomics to propel game-changing medical research.