Legendary scientist Leroy Hood sees big changes ahead for 21st Century healthcare


21st Century Healthcare

21st Century healthcareLeroy Hood is a renowned scientist who has also nailed a challenge in modern healthcare. There is indeed a fundamental transformation underway in 21st Century healthcare, one that has started but will pick up incredible speed before full impact. The change is not due to information technology or any new scientific breakthroughs. The change comes from a basic reorientation from disease management to wellbeing.

“In the past 100 or so years, there have been two fundamental paradigm changes in medicine. One occurred in 1910, with the Flexner Report, which argued that medicine and healthcare should be science-driven, as should medical education,” said Hood.

“The second occurred with the entree of systems thinking into medicine, and that’s led to the concepts of systems medicine, which is a global holistic approach to disease,” he explained.

“There are two central thrusts in healthcare,” said Hood. “One is wellness and the other is disease.” While the 20th Century healthcare focused almost exclusively on the latter, recent years have – slowly – seen a shift imperative to prioritize health and wellness.”

Almost everyone practices 20th Century medicine right now,” he said. “And it’s going to be a fundamental paradigm change to practice 21st Century medicine.”

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