Community Health is the Future of Medicine, says 19Labs CEO
Medical devices and advanced sensors increasingly allow doctors to diagnose and treat from afar, says Ram Fish
Lilach Baumer | 14:00 30.10.2017
Healthcare practitioners working at local clinics within communities will be instrumental to the future of the medical field, said Ram Fish, the founder and CEO of Menlo Park, California-based 19Labs, which is developing a digital first aid kit called Gale.
Speaking at the Digital Health panel at Calcalist’s seventh digital and mobile conference in Tel Aviv today, Mr. Fish said that many of the innovations in the medical field bypass the need for a doctor to be present immediately. Public health workers, community nurses and family members who regularly interact with patients increasingly will be empowered by advanced medical devices, he said. The data collected by the devices will be sent to a presiding doctor.