Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, MD, FAAP, is a gastroenterologist, writer, and full-time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA. In 2009, he founded 33 charts, a website that explores the complex relationship between medicine and technology. In his work, Bryan seeks to understand how digital health ecosystems evolve over time and how the medical profession can adapt to the changes that technology brings.
In his talk for dotMD 2019, SuperHuman – The Coming Age of Doctors, Patients, and Human Beings, Bryan presents the DotMD audience with a question: “how do physicians remain relevant in a world characterized by artificial intelligence, new developments in technology, and the industrialization of medicine?” He proposes, through an explanation of the forces that got us from the Human age of medicine to the Post-Human age of the 21st century, that the next era of medical thought and practice will be known as the SuperHuman age.
Tune in to this 2019 DotMD talk to learn how we can move past technological determinism to a future of pragmatic optimism and symbiosis between two seemingly paradoxical aspects of medicine – the forces of dehumanization that came along with the technological revolution, and the humanistic aspects of medicine that can’t be learned by a machine.