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How healthcare’s digital revolution will change the doctor’s role. Spoiler alert: The future looks pretty bright

In 2020, Stanford Medicine postulated the Rise of the Data-Driven Physicians in a global health trend report. Indeed, they are on the rise and we, authors of this article and medical doctors ourselves, can confirm this first-hand in our collaborations with various physicians. The new reality for doctors very much differs from that of the traditional monolithic role associated with the title, and in these new diverse positions, we are transforming healthcare innovation. Read the full article here.

October 21, 2021

In this article, we introduce four new doctor archetypes that are emerging from the convergence of healthcare and tech and of human and machine. We consider these archetypes the new gang laying the digital railroad of tomorrow’s healthcare system. This future system is truly patient-centric, based on a digital-first approach, highly automated, and one where digital and physical care is seamlessly integrated in order to deliver amazing patient journeys.

Overview of the four archetypes

  • The Builder – creates the core building blocks of the digital railway made up of new solutions, products, and algorithms.
  • The Innovator – assembles those building blocks in meaningful ways to create tomorrow’s patient journeys and clinical workflows.
  • The Healer – leverages those new digital solutions and smart workflows in order to support people’s health and deliver seamless healthcare to patients in new virtual settings, as well as ensure a learning hybrid healthcare system.
  • The Leader – acts as an ambassador bridging the vastly different cultures, from agile product development all the way to clinical medicine, making sure the railroad of tomorrow’s healthcare system is safely built and that the trains run as expected.