Predictive Medicine: Artificial Intelligence and it’s Impact on the Future of Healthcare

The true value of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and data will be realized when we move away from our current fee-for-service reactive model of healthcare and towards a proactive model of predictive medicine, whereby we can predict, prevent, intercept and cure disease. Instead of waiting for people to get sick and then trying to treat their symptoms, we can head illnesses off at the pass and stop them from becoming a problem in the first place. 

Predictive medicine and preventative medicine are similar but different, in that predictive medicine revolves around identifying what’s likely to happen in the future while preventative medicine involves taking active steps based upon these insights. Predictive medicine will naturally lead to preventative medicine, but it’s predictive medicine I want to talk about right now because artificial intelligence essentially relies on predictions derived from massive amounts of data. The more data that’s fed into the algorithm, the better the predictions become. It’s a new way to look at life and health. 

The future of healthcare is coming. This is what it looks like



Dr Emmanuel Fombu Former) Johnson & Johnson, Leader of Global Strategy and Digital Innovation

Dr Fombu is an award winning author, physician, venture capitalist, pharmaceutical executive and healthcare futurist. His current focus is on how digital technologies can be leveraged to better measure healthcare related product’s real world effectiveness and value in partnership with digital health startups, payers and providers.

In addition to his book, The Future of Healthcare: Human and Machine Partnering for Better Outcomes, Dr. Fombu has authored multiple research papers and abstracts in renowned peer reviewed journals. He serves as an external advisory board member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT.nano project.

Dr Fombu completed his clinical training at Emory-Crawford Long Hospital and holds an MBA from both Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. He lives in New York City.