Global healthcare will change drastically in the next decade due to key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are already in motion. However, shaping the future requires being aware of the opportunities and able to capitalize on them to one's family and the community's benefit. Health tech can be a part of the solution, but tracking the right startups and influencers takes know-how. The grand challenges of our time demand that we coordinate better than ever before. Social movements can both accelerate and slow down change. Health systems across the world need to reboot, with private partnerships and new governance paradigms that have global reach but local legitimacy, but exactly how can this be done considering the collective action problem and complexity involved? Health Tech: Transforming Public Health Innovation at the Edge fulfills the need for actionable insight on what's truly driving change and how to become a changemaker, not just affected by it. The book introduces anybody who wishes to understand how global healthcare will change in the next decade to key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are shaping the future. Healthcare Futurist, investor and entrepreneur, Trond Undheim, describes the complex history of public health, why it's so complicated and what the major challenges right now. He includes a discussion of COVID, why it happened, the cultural factors that has slowed down traditional public health measures and how innovation can help. He also discusses what is happening in health systems around the world as a result of the pandemic. The book also explores certain health tech measures, tools (basic medical devices gradually being upgraded and digitally enhanced), processes and innovation which are already working well, and others that are in their infancy such as AI, wearables, robotics, sensors, digital therapeutics and others. The author also describes the movers and shakers in the healthcare system of the future from startups to patients and services providers and the health challenges of our time including the pandemic, aging and preventive healthcare and much more. The book concludes with a look at how health tech may provide the biggest opportunity to transform healthcare for decades to come.
About the Author
Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, CEO of Yegii, is a Futurist, Podcaster, Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Former Director of MIT Startup Exchange, currently helping organizations to deal with disruption (tech, health, society, workforce) at Yegii, Inc. Trond is a Venture Partner at Antler, the global VC firm and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council with a portfolio in artificial intelligence, future of work, data ethics, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship. He has assisted with the launch of 50+ startups and tracks technology and disruption for a living as a founder of Yegii, Inc., the AI-enabled tech insight platform. A former MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, WPP & Oracle executive and EU National Expert, he writes for Fortune and Cognoscenti and has been featured in print media and television. His previous books are Leadership From Below (Lulu Press, 2008), Disruption Games (Atmosphere Press, 2020), Pandemic Aftermath: How coronavirus changes global society (Atmosphere Press, 2020) and Future Tech (Kogan Page, forthcoming 2021). Trond holds a PhD on the future of work & AI/cognition. Connect with him on LinkedIn (https: //www.linkedin.com/in/undheim), Twitter (@trondau) and https: //trondundheim.com/