The merging of our lives with computers has taken place at a pace that is hard to grasp. It has happened so quickly and so pervasively that we think nothing is strange or new about computers being used to listen to our questions and answer them, or store critical information. Computers drive much of medicine today, they drive our financial and educational systems and our ability to communicate. Computers and engineering together are even now helping us drive our cars and soon they will do so alone. Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Big Data are now part of our lexicon. Are computers becoming smarter than humans? Is that a good thing?
Digital health is the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society. Digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family's health, live better, more productive lives and improve society. Lofty goals indeed…but what is the reality of where we are, where we are heading and how fast we will get there?