It is at the intersection of technology and patient empowerment, which is where Lucien Engelen (1962), director of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre REshape Center and advisor to the Board of Directors (since 2007) feels most at home. The two worlds combined into the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Singularity University in Silicon Valley & the Netherlands and in the Nordics, his modus operandi is always challenging, sometimes provocative but always techno-realistic. Writing on a new book that will be titled "Augmented Health(care)™ : The end of the beginning" (May 2018, Barcelone Spain) as he thinks we're at the end of an era of creating awareness, pilots, proof of concepts etc in the digital transformation of health(care). More on that on, his Linkedin Page has over 750.000 followers. He is Faculty Global Health(care) & Medecine since 2011 at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine in the US and in the Netherlands.
Over the past decade the use of social media, information via the Internet, and digital news outlets have become common in our households and businesses.
For a long time I have thought that healthcare was 'broken' given the many challenges we face from patients' and professionals' perspectives.
Last month, Facebook sent me one of those "remember?" messages. 7 years ago a crew for a National-TV documentary (VPRO Tegenlicht /backlight) followed me for a couple of weeks, depicting innovation in healthcare, challenges, opportunities and pitfalls and the work we were doing at Radboudumc.
This article is all about perspectives: How one can view the world, the environment and the digital sphere and how to 'hang-out' during these challenging times. Stay safe!
E-health, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Mobile health and on and on....whatever you call it, it is time to normalize this development as it is becoming 'a regular'.
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