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Healthcare in the future: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed?


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Slides from my talk given in Cambridge, MA on Friday 11th April 2014

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Healthcare in the future: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed?

  1. 1. Healthcare in the future: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed? Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist April 11th 2014 @maneeshjuneja
  2. 2. Disclosure • I have no commercial ties to any of the companies & individuals mentioned in today’s talk • I have enormous respect for the doctors who work so hard to save lives • Thanks to Maggie Delano, Joshu Kotfila & HackReduce
  3. 3. “By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms” TechCrunch, Jan 10th 2012 Pub. Jan 2012 August 2012
  4. 4. Do we have enough doctors in the world? How many doctors & nurses are we short of at a global level? a)500,000 b)1 million c)4 million d)10 million Source: World Health Organisation Answer is c, 4.3 million
  5. 5. How many people on Earth don’t have physical access to a hospital, clinic, or doctor of any kind? 1,000,000,000
  6. 6. Phyllis D. Frosst PhD, Personalized Medicine Coalition, USA 2025 1658
  7. 7. What do naturopaths say about doctors?
  8. 8. a)5% b)16% c)34% d)58% e)70% Source: Intel Healthcare Innovation Barometer What %age of people would be willing to share data from their ‘smart toilet’ if it could improve healthcare?
  9. 9. 2014: Strips of liver tissue to pharma to be used to test toxicity of potential treatments 2019: Printing tissue strips to patch failing organs? 2025: Printing of simple organs?Blood supply?
  10. 10. FastCoExist – March 19th 2014
  11. 11. Science driven innovations
  12. 12. March 13th 2014: Automated arrogance
  13. 13. WHO WILL PAY FOR IT?
  14. 14. Power Profit Prestige
  15. 15. Sources: University of Oxford, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne GRAPHIC: AKI ITO / BLOOMBERG NEWS & DAVE MERRILL / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA
  16. 16. April 5th 2014
  17. 17. Siri – why do I have a fever? Checking your body…please wait a minute.. You have lung cancer. It’s terminal. You have 3 end of life care facilities near you. Would you like directions? I also noticed you don’t have a will. Would you like to make one now?
  18. 18. What sustains life?
  19. 19. No profit in prevention! Move away from perverse incentives
  20. 20. Thank YOU for listening – Questions? @maneeshjuneja #docsoutofwork