“The centuries old relationship between doctor and patient is changing, healthcare science is exponentiating, connectivity is increasing, and transformation is accelerating. How can you possibly keep doing what you’ve done before?” – Futurist Jim Carroll
This morning, I’m in Orlando, Florida, and I’ll speak to about 100 research scientists for a leading global healthcare group on the future of their industry. The quote, in a nutshell, captures just a few of the key trends sweeping this sector.
While much of the US continues to focus on the politics of healthcare, it’s the science and more that matters. There is such a massive amount of change going on in this particular sector that it is simply staggering, and some people in the industry realize they need to ride that transformative change.
Do people listen to what I am saying? Definitely. Years ago, I spoke to a midwest healthcare/hospital group, and explained that the concept of a physical hospital was coming to an end; the future of the hospital would be defined by the reach of the remote patient monitoring device technology they put in place – patients linked to iPhone blood pressure cuffs, glucose monitors and more. Today, Mercy Virtual is a thing, and I think my guidance spurred on some of their efforts.
The future is all about relentless innovation and reinvention, and no where is the opportunity more ripe than it is within one of the world’s largest industries!