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Medicine in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: What Should We Prepare?

  • 1Medibloc, Seoul, Korea


The power of the Internet, mobile devices, and data science including artificial intelligence is making a big difference in our daily lives. The introduction and proliferation of electronic health records, personal health records, and artificial intelligence in the medical field raises expectations that the future of medical practice will change. Both individuals and medical institutions will receive or perform multiple medical services based on much larger and more complete health and medical datasets. Medicine is also expected to increasingly make use of real world evidence (RWE), based on data supplied in the form of real world data (RWD), that will be applied in the clinical setting in real time. Further, the learning healthcare system will complete the data-driven medicine that will be used to deliver future medical care. For these reasons, doctors need to be more data-friendly and respond to these changes.


Artificial intelligence; Data-driven medicine; Electronic health records; Learning healthcare system; Personal health record; Real world data; Real world evidence
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