Technology is just an asset to the basic and most important qualities of a medical provider, Compassion and Empathy".. Rafael Grossmann Surgeon, Educator, Speaker, Patient Advocate, Healthcare Futurist, and Immigrant- originally from Caracas, Venezuela. Throughout his career, he has focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a healthcare futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives him the rare skills, qualities and advantages to combine and enhance both his passions. He was the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery. He is currently focusing on AI, Spatial Computing (AR, VR, XR), especially with MagicLeap and Hololens applications in Healthcare & Education.
Being a telemedicine, Global Health and Digital Medicine advocate, Dr. Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment healthcare and education, to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in AI, Deep Learning, 5G Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, along with Blockchain, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, resulting in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathic patient care and Medical Education, as well as improved Global Access to Healthcare.