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Health Tech
Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset

ISBN 9781032012926
Published November 10, 2021 by Productivity Press
230 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset fulfills the need for actionable insight on what’s truly driving change and how to become a changemaker, not just affected by it. The book introduces anybody who wishes to understand how global healthcare will change in the next decade to the key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are shaping the future.

Healthcare futurist, investor, and entrepreneur Trond Arne Undheim describes the complex history of public health, why it’s so complicated and what the major challenges are right now. He includes a discussion of COVID, why it happened, the cultural factors that have slowed down traditional public health measures, and how innovation can help. He also discusses what is happening in health systems around the world as a result of the pandemic. The book explores certain health tech measures, tools (basic medical devices gradually being upgraded and digitally enhanced), processes, and innovations that are already working well along with others that are in their infancy, such as AI, wearables, robotics, sensors, and digital therapeutics.

The book describes the movers and shakers in the healthcare system of the future, from startups to patient and service providers, as well as the health challenges of our time, including pandemics, aging, preventive healthcare, and much more. The book concludes with a look at how health tech may bring about the biggest opportunity to transform healthcare for decades to come.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Why health tech is beginning to transform public health

Chapter 1. The complex history of global public health tech innovation

Chapter 2. Digital health tech: Telemedicine and AI, wearables, social media, digital therapeutics

Chapter 3. Innovation actors of the next decade: industry turnarounds, startups, and patients

Chapter 4. The Disruption of Healthcare

Chapter 5. The grand health challenges of our time: pandemics, aging and preventive healthcare

Chapter 6: The gargantuan global fight for interoperability

Chapter 7: The mainstream sci-tech of vaccines and the counterculture of anti-vaxxers

Chapter 8. Welltech-the opportunities and pitfalls of the natural wellness approach

Chapter 9. System reboot in health governance

Chapter 10. Conclusion. How to capture the health opportunity window to reboot


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Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, CEO of Yegii, is a Futurist, Podcaster, Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Former Director of MIT Startup Exchange, currently helping organizations to deal with disruption (tech, health, society, workforce) at Yegii, Inc. Trond is a Venture Partner at Antler, the global VC firm and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council with a portfolio in artificial intelligence, future of work, data ethics, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship. He has assisted with the launch of 50+ startups and tracks technology and disruption for a living as a founder of Yegii, Inc., the AI-enabled tech insight platform. A former MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, WPP & Oracle executive and EU National Expert, he writes for Fortune and Cognoscenti and has been featured in print media and television. His previous books are Leadership From Below (Lulu Press, 2008), Disruption Games (Atmosphere Press, 2020), Pandemic Aftermath: How coronavirus changes global society (Atmosphere Press, 2020) and Future Tech (Kogan Page, forthcoming 2021). Trond holds a PhD on the future of work & AI/cognition. Connect with him on LinkedIn (, Twitter (@trondau) and