According to the experts, the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the development of the medical sector, which will lead to a significant breakthrough in the following years: new strategies for outpatient and inpatient treatment - distribution of patient flows in order to minimize contact; development of local manufacturers and their active integration in supply chains (primarily manufacturers of supplies, medical equipment and personal protective equipment); the development of digital health tools (telemedicine and remote monitoring of patients), the active use of drones and robotics in the prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as the use of AI to accelerate the production of new drugs and vaccines, as well as a full-fledged subject of telemedicine.
Big data might have a significant impact on the transformation of medicine in future due to several new factors, such as the ability to receive online continuous data on the course of the disease and the patient's condition (for example, blood glucose levels or monitoring blood pressure and ECG) instead of discrete and measurements with errors due to varying degrees of patient adherence to treatment, etc., the possibility of using and comparing multimodal big data, incl. data from mobile operators, banks, etc.
All these innovations will require changes not only in technology, but also from doctors and patients.
What should a doctor be like now and in the future? What is required of the patient? What are the main challenges and prospects in shaping the medicine of the future? What new medical technologies, based on digitalization and big data, have already begun to be widely implemented in the process of prevention and treatment of diseases in Russia and the world? What can be changed systematically and qualitatively in the light of new analysis capabilities, including by AI?