This weekend, the new Star Trek movie opened in theaters and hundreds of thousands of moviegoers lost themselves for two hours in a vividly-imagined future in which humankind finally breaches “the final frontier.”
As for me, I prefer the more immediate, but no less exciting, frontiers that modern, cutting-edge technology is making possible. In the field of health care, for example, we don’t have to wait for an era in which a Starfleet Command exists in order to see entire populations achieve better health and longer lives through devices that only existed in imagination as recently as a decade ago.
This week, Disruptive Women in Health Care is a proud partner of the HealthBeat Conference in San Francisco. What’s particularly interesting about HealthBeat is that it spotlights how health care is being transformed by visionaries who don’t necessarily have M.D. behind their names. (more…)