Dr. Bertalan Meskó is a digital renaissance man for healthcare. He is an author, TEDx speaker, teacher, consultant, and medical futurist. We had a wide ranging conversation about the future of medicine and the need for all medical professionals to be digitally literate. In addition to his newly published book, “The Future of Medicine,” Dr. Meskó shared his personal story of how he became a medical doctor, a PhD in genomics but still felt he had to honor “the geek” inside and embrace a career he designed for himself as a medical futurist. Listen to the episode of catch the highlights of the podcast at the time stamps below.
[00:35] Meet Dr. Bertalan Meskó
[02:00] It’s about the conversation, not the platform
[02:20] Building relationships
[03:40] Be precise in social media
[04:30] You can’t hide in the internet
[06:45] The Guide to the Future of Medicine
[08:55] Dr. Bertalan’s story
[09:30] Created a profession as a medical futurist
[16:50] “I think like a geek about improving healthcare”
[19:20] How do we talk about a digital future when basic health needs aren’t met in third world countries?
[22:13] What are people scared of about the future of medicine?
[25:45] Break down the ivory tower of medicine
[27:26] “Quantified Self”
[37:07] Taking responsibility for your own health
38:50 Social Media Tip: Scott Bornkessel, Online Marketing Director for ABB