Jag Singh at Harvard Book Store


Future Care:
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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Jag Singh
Jag Singh

Jag Singh

Dr. Jag Singh is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the former Clinical Director of the Cardiology Division and the Roman W. DeSanctis Endowed Chair in Cardiology and the Founding Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center. He completed his internal medicine residency, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at Mass General. He also earned a doctorate from Oxford University, a Master of science in clinical investigation from MIT-Harvard and a research fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study. Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized scientist, educator, and lecturer, and serves as an advisor to multiple medical device and AI companies. He lives in Boston, MA, with his family.

Jim Morelli
Jim Morelli

Jim Morelli

Jim Morelli is a general assignment reporter for Boston 25 News. He joined WFXT in January 2015. Jim previously worked as a freelance correspondent for CNN, specializing in medical stories out of the Boston area. Boston 25 is Jim's second stop in the Boston television market. From 2004 to 2009, Jim worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WCVB. Jim is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He also holds a Master's degree in civil engineering from Tufts University. Jim is the author of two non-fiction books -- one of which, Poison: How To Handle the Hazardous Substances In Your Home -- generated an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also completed a novel. 

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