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Tomorrow is Good: Augmented Health(care)

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn, with a special one, on the occasion of publishing his new book “Augmented Health(care)™, the end of the beginning”. Here are all the previously published columns. The world is changing, society is changing, technology is changing, and so health(care) is. And...

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Tomorrow is Good: Addictive dopamine

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. “There is a problem with leadership in healthcare!” With those words, Simon Sinek (from, i.e. Let’s start with WHY) replied to me in our interview with him for the cover story for the first...

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Tomorrow is Good: An Apple a day keeps the doctor away

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. An Apple a day keeps the doctor away? That could be the tagline for the newly announced AC Wellness Medical Practice, Apple’s latest step in(to) health(care. “AC Wellness is an independent medical practice dedicated...

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Doubling demand for health care solved by eHealth?

n a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. How spoiled we all are after all. In the field of digital care, for example, there is quite a lot of criticism and there are calls for ‘upscaling’, ‘rolling out’ and ‘implementing’. All well...

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The Power of the Human Touch

(Because of Christmas Day, this is a rerun of Lucien Engelen’s Christmas story of last year – tomorrow, he publishes a new one) In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. October 1995, Massachusetts, the Jackson twins were born, weighing two pounds...

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“You will have a cardiac arrest in 5 minutes from now, sir”

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. It’s 7:15 PM, the doorbell rings. Opening the front door I see an ambulance on the front lawn and a crew at me front-door. Hi sir, we’re here for the cardiac arrest… Me: “There...

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Goodbye screen, hello voice, goodbye ads!

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the published columns. I’m really used to it by now: voice commands to my computer, to my watch, to my car while driving and answering messages and at home. We’re all getting more and more used to voice in...

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Tomorrow is Good: Google for Creativity

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the prior editions of [TOMORROW IS GOOD] You must be aware of it: someone’s phone number is at the tip of your tongue or you forgot about it all together. Technology makes our brain lazy, some say. Others say new skills take the place of old ones in our brains. Whatever may be the case, with forms of external memory like smartphones, QR codes for websites, voice recognition for orders etc, our whole communication model is changing. More and more we will use databases that are unlocked in some form, and as a consequence, we need to remember less. Perhaps we can make what’s left of this more creative. Moreover so, because something special is occurring related to creativity. It even effects the children at school, according to Sir Ken Robinson in one of the most viewed [TED talks]. For example, when learning to read, we are taught not to let our little finger follow the text for better concentration, while just a few years ago when I attended...

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The digital patient: the double edged sword?

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the prior editions of [TOMORROW IS GOOD] Last November the (independent) health charity Nuffield Trust published a report on the digitalization of primary care by the ‘Digital patient”. The report finds that patient-facing technology is already showing promise...

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Innovation is addictive – time to take a break

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Daan Kersten and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors are all working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it‘s Lucien Engelen’s turn. Here are all the prior editions of [TOMORROW IS GOOD] 7 Years ago, we created the REshape Center for Innovation at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. Based on a plan to explore this ‘new world’ outside where the internet was starting to roar, smartphones...

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