Modern healthcare is sick, but Dr. Daniel Kraft knows a little something about the cure. At the 2011 TEDMED conference in San Diego, the stem cell researcher gave a great overview on the emerging trends which are poised to play a big role in how medicine develops in the decades ahead. Mobile platforms, 24 hour at home monitoring, artificial intelligence, social networking, massive data collection, crowd-sourcing – Kraft expounds upon them all with his characteristic charm and humor. He even explains how lessons learned from aviation (checklists, simulations, heads-up displays) could help transform healthcare. With $2.4 trillion spent on medicine in the United States alone, there’s a huge incentive to make the industry faster, smarter, and more efficient. Kraft’s TEDMED presentation is a great guide to how humanity can make that happen. Don’t miss it below:
If you find yourself wanting to learn even more check out Dr. Kraft’s recent Q&A with Singularity Hub. Or think about attending the exciting FutureMed Executive Program at Singularity University in February, headed by Kraft and featuring some amazing innovators in the field of medicine.
[screen capture and video credit: TEDMED]