The Patient as CEO

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Robin Farmanfarmaian was misdiagnosed aged sixteen; she endured multiple surgeries and countless hospitalizations over the course of a decade before deciding to take charge of her own healthcare. By then she has lost three organs. Robin has since become an entrepreneur, founder, professional speaker and bestselling author. She has worked on more than 12 early stage startups, including three as one of the Founders: The Organ Preservation Alliance, Exponential Medicine at Singularity University, and Morfit.

Currently she is the COO of Arc Fusion Programs, working on the fusion of medicine. Today she talked about how technology is empowering the consumer in taking healthcare decisions. For Robin, technology is hope. Giving the consumer a huge amount of accessible information – making the patient a key decision-maker.

She further went on to highlight the huge shift of what’s it like being a patient of today and a patient of tomorrow. Imagine whatsapping’ your doctor and getting your medicine delivered by drones, right in front of your door! Over the next decade we’re going to access masses of data, enabling personal medicine, based on the individual, revolutionizing our healthcare system. In Robin’s words: “It’s all about the artificial healthcare system, reforming decision-helping software for the patient as well as the physician, giving you the evidence behind your medical story, which is so very important.”

photo credit © picture alliance for DLD Jan Haas

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