Bertalan Mesko: The Medical Futurist

Bertalan Mesko, M.D., Ph.D., supports the future of healthcare and technology through his social media platforms. (Bertalan Mesko)

Known to followers as: The Medical Futurist

Who he is: Bertalan Mesko, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of The Medical Futurist Institute, a company that helps to understand digital technology and bring healthcare into the 21st century. His research focuses on digital health technologies' impact on the future of medicine and healthcare, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence.

Where to follow: You can find him on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.
 
Subscribers: 440,000 followers combined on all channels, including 82,000 on Twitter.

Advice for those getting started in healthcare social media: "Be open, communicative and have something to talk about. Social media is just a platform for discussing ideas and issues."

Most influential post to date: This blog post came to Mesko just at the right time, when AI was about to go mainstream: "At the time, it was not clear how AI was going to be used for medical purposes."

Social media no-no: "The same as in real-life communication: Don't be rude, don't promote an idea just for popularity and respect others' opinions."

Who he follows: "Eric Topol is the most prominent researcher in digital health who always comes up with an original idea."

Bertalan Mesko: The Medical Futurist

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