The Era Of The Patient

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Robin Farmanfarmaian believes that technology can empower patients and make a positive impact in the health and medical field. This position drives her to provide education and resources to leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients, healthcare professionals and innovators to positively impact medicine and healthcare. Currently Robin is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Arc, a fusion conference on biotech and medicine. She’s also the Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer for a Health & Medtech Platform called WeFitt, and Executive Director for the Organ Preservation Alliance, a scientific community around transplants and organ banking.

 In a short teaser, Robin showcases a glimpse of her talk at Differential Medicine on the Era of The Patient. 

On The Future of the Patient

"Exponential and accelerating technology will enable the healthcare consumer, or “unpatient”, to be a key decision maker, executor, driver and ultimately the one responsible on the healthcare team. From wearable technology to point of care diagnostics, the patient now has access to much more data and insights into their health".

On The Future of the Doctor
"Where doctors will need to become medical engineers, proficient in big data, genome literate, interact with Artificial Intelligence, technically adept, collaborative, and adaptable. Doctors will treat patients from thousands of miles away, utilizing technology like telepresence robots, tricorders, sensors, data tracking devices, and the cloud. Devices such as smart phone EKG machines and smart phone Ophthalmology Instruments will be ubiquitous, in every household in the world. »