• Will Dr Watson make doctors
• Artificial intelligence, machine
learning and clinical decision support
systems which never make mistakes
• Chatbots which learn to simulate
Reinvent yourself !
• Offer wellness - not just treatment of
• Everyone is now a potential customer –
you don’t have to wait till they fall ill !
• Nutrition supplements
• EMRs and PHRs
• Apps and Chatbots
• VR , AR and 3D imaging
• Genomics, Informatics and Biotechnology
• Big Data and Cloud Computing
• Sensors and Implants
Hope, hype and harm
• Don’t fall In love with the newest shine
• Want to be the first to use the latest
advance – wait till the technology
• Tendency to overuse, abuse and misuse
for getting ROI
• Put your patients first
• If a 5 year old child can, why can’t you ?
• Don't underestimate your abilities – you are a
• You have mastered far more challenging
Practical tips – How to do it
• Apply what you learn.
• Get assistants. Don't have to do it all
• Tech classes for senior citizens
• Learn from your juniors
• Learn from the children in your family
• Online resources
Make it fun !
• Hobby - digital photography
• Music – digital karaoke system
• Google maps for driving
• Uber for booking taxis
• PayTM for making payments
Get out of your rut !
• Doctors are traditional, old fashioned
• Stick with time tested and trusted stuff
• Experiment ! Nothing to lose but your
Play to your strengths
• The world is an exciting place !
• Make the most of your opportunities –
you are a medical expert !
• Mentor healthcare startups so you can
teach and learn from them
• Become an angel investor
“The difference between a doctor
and a machine is like the
difference between a private
banker and an ATM machine”
- Walter De Brouwer