Health tech

By Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D.

Rebooting Society’s Software, Hardware and Mindset

This book, published by Routedge, introduces anybody who wishes to understand how global healthcare will change in the next decade to key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are shaping the future.

Global healthcare will change drastically in the next decade due to key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are already in motion. However, shaping the future requires being aware of the opportunities and able to capitalize on them to one’s family and the community’s benefit. Health tech can be a part of the solution, but tracking the right startups and influencers takes know-how. The grand challenges of our time demand that we coordinate better than ever before. Social movements can both accelerate and slow down change. Health systems across the world need to reboot, with private partnerships and new governance paradigms that have global reach but local legitimacy, but exactly how can this be done considering the collective action problem and complexity involved? 

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Praise for Health Tech

“Health Tech: Rebooting Society’s Software, Hardware and Mindset provides a historical context around the evolution of digital health technologies to better understand where we are heading next. As it also helps us peek into the near future of medicine and healthcare, it asks the right questions so we can make our own assumptions about what we expect from technologies in our care.”

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, Director of The Medical Futurist Institute

Trond Undheim brings a well-needed fresh perspective to the challenges surrounding the integration of technology into healthcare delivery. This book should be required reading for anyone who is embarking on the slippery journey of technology innovation as applied to healthcare.

Dr. Joe Kvedar, Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, author, editor, advisor and telehealth evangelist

“Simplicity is always an important goal to achieve innovation. Trond is a great synthesizer of insights and presents complex ideas clearly and concisely. One of the core ideas is that if we simplify the delivery of healthcare, we increase its overall impact. To do so requires rethinking who delivers care, what the technology looks like, and how we measure progress. Health Tech captures the pivotal moment where health tech innovation can transform the world if we can competently align incentives with value creation.”

Jeff Karp, Distinguished Chair in Clinical Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Professor of Anesthesiology, Brigham, and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, principal faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, affiliate faculty at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

About the author

Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, CEO of Yegii, is a Futurist, Podcaster, Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Former Director of MIT Startup Exchange, currently helping organizations to deal with disruption (tech, health, society, workforce) at Yegii, Inc. Trond is a Venture Partner at Antler, the global VC firm, Venture Partner at Hitachi Ventures, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council with a portfolio in artificial intelligence, future of work, data ethics, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship. He has assisted with the launch of 50+ startups and tracks technology and disruption for a living as a founder of Yegii, Inc., the AI-enabled tech insight platform. A former MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, WPP & Oracle executive and EU National Expert, he writes for Fortune and Cognoscenti and has been featured in print media and television. His previous books are Leadership From Below (Lulu Press, 2008), Disruption Games (Atmosphere Press, 2020), Pandemic Aftermath: How coronavirus changes global society (Atmosphere Press, 2020) and Future Tech (Kogan Page, 2021). Trond holds a PhD on the future of work & AI/cognition. Connect with him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/undheim), Twitter (@trondau) and https://trondundheim.com/ or check out his two podcasts, Futurized and Augmented.