Detecting Disease at Stage Zero | Daniel Kraft | XPRIZE Insights

Detecting Disease at Stage Zero | Daniel Kraft | XPRIZE Insights


the health care system in general is relatively broken there’s lots and
lots of challenges from the aging demographic to the way we don’t
communicate well as clinicians or as patients I think the big trend needs to be not
spending as we do today eighty percent of our health care
dollar on the twenty percent population with chronic diseases but shifting the
incentives to keeping people healthy and and diagnosing
things earlier and managing them in much smarter ways using better ways to
understand for example something as simple as
hypertension one in four Americans has high blood pressure half of those are uncontrolled I like to
show the example of this little ekg monitor on my on my mobile phone this is a ten
dollar case that can look at my ekg in real time just an
example of convergent low-cost technology is coming together that wasn’t available before we had
mobile phones their computers with apps that can be connected to cloud-based data
bases a hundred years ago it was this
doctor-patient relationship my doctors responsible for my health now potential where we can all be the CEO
of our own health we’re gonna have a dashboard of our data just like
we can look at our financial information get a trajectory of our health what’s likely
to happen based on our genetics so i see the future of medicine being instead of
today where you pick up disease at stage three or four in most cases where it’s difficult or impossible
to cure and very expensive we need to move to stage 1 or
even stage 0 medicine that’s where I really see the future of
health and medicine is is true prevention early diagnosis and much more targeted
effective therapies when when diseases do arise

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