Future health care will tend to go into a model where the most accurate and accurate information from each patient is worthwhile. And this will be possible thanks to the increasingly accessible technology monitoring devices expected to stop or prevent the complication of many diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This was seen by surgeon, futurist and entrepreneur Emmanuel Fombu, who was a Sillicon Valley driver of artificial intelligence healthcare, machine learning, internet of things, genomics and nanotechnology technologies, and is a consultant in this area. from several institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Fombu sees that the use of technological devices with tools such as artificial intelligence will be increasingly constant, and these will also be less expensive as they will allow doctors to have patient information not only at the time of consultation, but also all recorded throughout your life, and this will lead us to a more predictive and preventive medicine.
"I don't say Apple Watch is accessible to everyone, but I believe that over time, the cost of forecasting and that kind of device will decrease, serving to monitor large numbers of people. Having the right information to make correct diagnoses," he said. The internationally recognized expert as a visionary of the future in the healthcare industry, who sees that humans and machines will be integrated to advance toward optimal health management.
Interviewed by El Economista prior to his participation in the Digital Health Forum, which will take place on October 16 and 17 at the UNAM Palace of Medicine in Mexico City, the expert said that as electronic recognition and recognition systems As electronic devices continue to advance monitoring, humanity will progress in a more proactive and preventive health care.
“If a patient enters the hospital today, doctors decide based on what they see at the time, but everything the patient has experienced, let alone last month, but in the last 10 or 20 years, everything has had an impact on state of your health, ”he said, and explained that having continuous information about our body will better understand its functioning and help doctors make more accurate decisions.
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He said that for health systems in resource-poor countries, there are now simple $ 9 monitoring devices that could very well be used in rural areas where there are no doctors to care for patients with disabilities. high risk chronic diseases.
I remember that today the technology device designs are planned and developed, not based on local situations, but with a global vision. “Whether in Europe, North America, Latin America or Africa, the best medical decision is based on the right information.
In this sense, he referred to the so-called clinical decision support, in which centralized databases are determining factors for faster and more accurate diagnosis, but it is important that minorities participate more widely. Because, for example, in the United States, treatments, interventions, and medical tools based on American population databases are developed, while the participation of Mexican or Latino patients is minimal. And that is why state-of-the-art developments need to adapt to countries underrepresented in the studies.
Therefore, he saw the importance of governments working to interconnect their health systems and consider accessing a single centralized database of their population, because that is how technology breaks the possibility of democratizing health and breaking borders.