The tremendous progress made in medicine in the last decade or so seems puny if we take a peep into the future. Digital medicine is the way forward. Careful analysis of the impact of new technologies and the medical and scientific fraternities coordinated efforts to direct technological development towards creating a new paradigm of medical care is critical to the creation of a robust and dependable mechanism of health – Digital Medicine.
These new types of technologies are generically called, ingestibles, wearables and embeddables to name a few. Innumerable technologies can be given a go by. Preventive, diagnostic and monitoring functions would become real time, dynamic, data driven and can thus be truly customised for every single individual.
Theranos blood testing methodology of Elizabeth Holmes can be a point in case having the potential of becoming one of those transformational technologies.
DIGITAL MEDICINE, VIGOROUSLY FOLLOWED AT MASS SCALE, CAN BECOME THE PANCEA OF HUMAN HEALTH