A healthy tomorrow: What does the future of medicine look like?

A healthy tomorrow: What does the future of medicine look like?

2022-08-11T10:57:50-04:00June 9th, 2022|Healthcare & Life Sciences, Tampa Bay|

Florida Cancer Specialists

Writer: Alejandro Sanchez

2 min read June 2022 In the last two years, healthcare institutions have experienced a rapid transformation that includes the incorporation of new technologies as well as a more comprehensive connection to the communities they serve. From an expansion of telehealth services to a focus on prevention and affordability, the healthcare sector is today at the forefront of social change. Invest: spoke to sectoral leaders in Tampa Bay about how they envision the future of the industry and how they are leveraging technology to provide a better service. 


David Ottati

David Ottati, President & CEO, AdventHealth West Florida Division 

Healthcare is evolving quite rapidly and we’ve seen innovation come through multiple industries. I do think the last two years have taught us that innovation can happen within the healthcare industry as well. 

The way we envision healthcare is that it will be a lot more connected in the future. We’re investing millions of dollars within the organization to connect all aspects of our care to a single platform, whether you’re at home, a physician’s practice or hospital, it becomes one patient me

dical record. It’s easily accessible to the individual in real time through an app. It also connects patients to a care advocate to help with scheduling and things like prescription refills; consumers can pay their bill, check their lab results and truly own their own healthcare journey. All that is the infrastructure behind whatever you may not see but you’ll start feeling that as these things become more connected behind the scenes. That’s the connectivity that I think we’re going to see in some major healthcare systems in the future.

Andrew Molosky, President & CEO, Chapters Health System

I believe we are headed toward a value-based approach. As such, getting involved earlier and driving wellness is the future of this space. This includes addressing social determinants, including food insecurities. We are promoting wellness over addressing illness. We also have predictive analytics and clinical pathways being built so caregivers can think more proactively. The future is getting ahead of illness and driving wellness. Even with something like cancer, we can invest in education, mental health and physical fitness. Too often, the discussion around cancer is very procedural and neglects those other pieces. It’s a much more holistic approach we are attempting to deliver.

Alicia Schulhof, President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Our mission and work is dedicated to treatment, advocacy, research and education. Innovation will drive all dimensions of our work. Sometimes, innovation may look like our pediatric biorepository. With storage capabilities for 3 million tubes, it assists researchers and doctors worldwide with processing, cryopreserving and storing blood tissue and other specimens for archival and hypothesis-driven research. Our biobank holds a well of medical knowledge and specimens, promoting sample networks and enhancing research collaborations. Innovation also exists in how we re-engineer and redesign our healthcare delivery models, how our ambulatory setting is designed and how patients can access us using their phone and how AI might best anticipate their needs. Innovation is woven into the fabric of who we are today and who we will be in the future.  

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