Health promotion 4.0
Health Promotion International "Throughout the world there is the recognition that we are at a turning point of development—The World Economic Forum has used the terms Globalization 4.0 and Industrial Revolution 4.0 as code words for the radical changes underway (World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019, Overview, 2019). In health and medicine we are also on to Health 4.0—which basically means the digital transformation of health and medical care, both in its practice and its governance. (by Ilona Kickbusch)
Some are highly optimistic about future possibilities for prediction, prevention and treatment (Topol, 2013) and a new race has begun for ‘disease interception’ based on identifying medical markers with the goal to catch a disease earlier before any symptoms develop.
(...) The list of the health areas affected by digital transformation is long and many analysts agree that technology and artificial intelligence systems (AISs) will radically change medicine and reorient health care systems away from hospitals and institutions to the home." (Photo: Ars Electronica/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)