Health care of the future will look like Star Trek — if we change behaviors, UCSF doc says


As Dr. Michael Blum — a bigwig in cardiology and informatics at the University of California San Francisco — sees it, health care will be unrecognizable in the year 2050.

“I think health care at that point is going to look a lot more like the health care of Star Trek than the health care of today,” said Blum, UCSF Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics, a cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine.

We put the following proposition to Blum and the other panelists at the Business Journal’s Health Care of the Future event next week: “Use your imagination. It’s the year 2050. What will be the most dazzling innovation in health care?”

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