Genome and synthetic biology are some of the new advances in medicine currently progressing through research reports Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, HEALTH: The Future of Medicine: 6 New Technologies Transforming the Field. Faster, please.
All of these advances translate into one main objective: improving patient outcomes. With access to more powerful tools that are cheaper, faster and better than their predecessors, patient outcomes are certain to improve. People will become increasingly responsible for their own health. This will lead to more effective care, as people will be able to detect problems much earlier in the process. Patients will no longer put off appointments for years because personal health will be ever-present. This will reduce healthcare costs on several levels and change the type of medical professionals the industry needs most.
We can’t even anticipate much of what will come after all of this, but the possibilities for technology and healthcare really are endless. Now, if we could just get a transporter.