Jag Singh at Harvard Book Store
Sensors, Artificial Intelligence,
and the Reinvention of Medicine
in conversation with JIM MORELLI
September 6, 2023
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes JAG SINGH—professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School—for a discussion of his new book Future Care: Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, and the Reinvention of Medicine. He will be joined in conversation by general assignment reporter for Boston 25 News, JIM MORELLI.
About Future Care
Future care is virtual care: sensor-aided, digitally enabled, and powered by predictive analytics. Like most facets of modern life, human organs, too, are being digitally monitored. Sensors are well on their way to helping us proactively capture the information needed to predict and prevent disease. Paired with the medical world’s growing emphasis on wellness and prevention, the digital revolution will help us effectively monitor and address the chronic diseases that have been the Achilles’ heel of the health care system to date. This large-scale transition is not only going to reshape the patient-physician relationship but also dramatically change how hospitals and the business of medicine operate.
Dr. Singh explores the upswell of virtual care, the evolving role of sensors, and the impact of artificial intelligence in medicine and health care through cutting-edge science, big idea projections, and patient stories. Using anecdotes from his own COVID-19 illness and medical practice, Dr. Singh shows that the success of the digital revolution in medicine is dependent on our ability to understand and adapt to this changing landscape.
Future Care provides fascinating insights into how health care can become sensible, affordable, and practical and why everyone needs to become a part of the solution. It is an important and timely contribution to the ongoing and increasingly urgent conversation about medicine, technology, and health care.
Praise for Future Care
“With the increasing use of wearables, sensors, and artificial intelligence, the transformation of medicine has begun. In Future Care, cardiologist Jag Singh provides a superb, detailed, and prescient glimpse of our digital future.” —Sandeep Jauhar, New York Times bestselling author of My Father’s Brain: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s
“Future Care resonates with my experience leading digital and information technology at Mass General Brigham, and is quite honestly a template for our digital health strategy. Dr. Singh shows that virtual care and digital health are not only the future of medicine, but can transform healthcare as we know it. He rightly highlights how digital capabilities can help move the practice of medicine from treatment to wellness and prevention, and most importantly, bring equity to healthcare.” —Jane Moran, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Mass General Brigham
“The future is already here and it eclipses our wildest dreams. From sensors in our clothing to nano devices we ingest, we have so many ways to 'sound' the body. But the pace of technological progress can be bewildering. Singh’s gift is synthesis, the thoughtful overview, even as he tackles the thorny issues of lack of integration in health care, or the growing digital divide. I was left inspired, educated, and hopeful for the future." —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and The Covenant of Water
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Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
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