Imagine a world where we don’t have to rely on harmful drugs or invasive surgeries in order for the body to heal itself.
Pretty easy, right?
We’ve all seen those “futuristic” movies where body parts are healed or replaced by stem cells or nanotechnologies.
For several decades, we’ve been told that regenerative medicine is the future of medicine. And while new and better technologies are beginning to advance regenerative medicine treatments faster than ever before, most in the field are thinking about “cures” for diseases or replacement organs. This, however, does not provide the greatest impact on the lives of patients or physicians.
It’s the incremental changes that most often have the greatest impacts on humanity.
(The original Blade Runner and Back to the Future movies had flying cars, but they completely missed the personal cell phone, let alone the power of the smart phone!)
Regenerative medicine is medicine in the present. And it is guiding the way to how we will receive, use, and practice medicine for the next 50 years.
Contrary to popular belief, more and better technology is not necessarily the answer to health care issues. Yes, technology continues to offer more and better tools, but technology by itself is not going to provide the health care that patients want or the health care that physicians wish they could offer.
What if physicians could actually be a medical advisor to their patients and not just a “provider”?
It is through relationships that physicians help patients understand, manage, protect, and better their patients’ health. Healthcare and the practice of medicine will only be what it can become when a platform uses technology to enhance the patient-physician relationship.
What if the science of discovery and the art of medicine could be combined into one platform?
They can, and that’s only part of the reason we developed regenerative health management and the RHM platform.
But Doctors need to break free from the “Provider” mindset and get back to be Physicians again. (“Physician” – one who is skilled in the art of medicine.)