Host: Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey
Guest: Stephen Schimpff
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You had a CAT scan and blood tests on Friday and you are stuck in the hospital for the weekend, anxiously waiting to hear test results, which will have to wait until your doctor makes rounds on Monday. But wait, Dr. Rounder, a robot cart with a monitor on top wheels into your room. Your doctor, who is at home, looked up the results online and is in a videoconference with you about the results. Welcome to the hospital of the future.
Our guest today Dr. Stephen Schimpff, is author of The Future of Medicine: Megatrends in Healthcare that will Improve Your Quality of Life. Dr. Schimpff is the retired CEO of the University Medical Center at University of Maryland-a hospital with 30,000 patients a year. He is a prominent cancer researcher and more recently a medical futurist. In preparing to write The Future of Medicine, he interviewed more than 100 leaders in medicine to learn firsthand what their specialties were likely to contribute to megatrends in healthcare.