The Future of Hospitals

Dan Vahdat (@DanVahdat), CEO of Huma (@humaforhealth), interviewed by Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist and author. 

In this conversation, they talk about scaling digital health, post-pandemic opportunities, predictive care at scale, digital care, and is the hospital of the future a building or a distributed care concept, or both?

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The host of this podcast, Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D is the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society’s Software, Hardware and Mindset–published by Routledge in 2021, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends–published by Kogan Page in 2021, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure (2020)–both published by Atmosphere Press in 2020, Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace by Lulu Press in 2008. For an overview, go to Trond’s Books at

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Trond’s takeaway:

The future of hospitals is not going to be a simple thing, digitized or not. Healthcare is fraught with contradictions, complexity, massive costs, and the stakes of life and death. Technology is really only one part of the puzzle. Having said that, we are at the precipice of healthcare tech as a major differentiator and possibly able to bypass some of the complexities and deliver blanket improvements for all, across society. However, more probably, the benefits will first come to the elite.

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