Healthcare needs a trip to Mars: How science fiction technologies are transforming healthcare

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD

The Medical Futurist and the director of the Medical Futurist Institute

Gillian Hall

Global Lead Roche Healthcare Consulting - Roche Diagnostics

Healthcare needs a trip to Mars: How science fiction technologies are transforming healthcare

18 July 2022 | 1min

Technologies once described in science fiction movies and TV shows are now becoming a reality. From building houses with 3D printers to exoskeletons lifting vast amounts of weight to self-driving cars, many industries have adapted these advanced technologies to incorporate them into our everyday lives. Healthcare is one of those industries taking advantage of these new breakthroughs, revolutionizing how we treat and diagnose patients for the future.

With these new advances, it is imperative that healthcare leaders and stakeholders build systems into these technological solutions that are accessible, personalized, preventative, augmented (with AI, automation, and robotics), and humanistic.

Watch the recording of our live event with medical futurist Dr. Bertalan Meskó, Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, where he discusses key insights for what is needed in our health systems today that would ultimately, one day be good enough to allow an astronaut to both survive and thrive on Mars. By addressing bottlenecks of innovation, globalization of digital health, and building a cultural transformation where the patient becomes the newest member of their medical team, we can prepare for a better future in healthcare and longer, healthier outcomes for all individuals.

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Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute. He analyzes how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare globally. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. Dr. Bertalan Meskó is one of the world’s top voices on healthcare technology with 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Universities, Singularity University's Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus, and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, Dr. Meskó was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on

Gillian Hall has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, across both provider and industry roles. She is passionate about solving complex problems to enable optimization of care pathways that ultimately improve patient outcomes.