“The disruption of medicine and healthcare is right in front of you. Patients and doctors have seen the path to virtualization, and there is no going back – only innovation and transformation going forward!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Later today, I’ll have 500+ medical professionals, students and healthcare academics in my virtual keynote at an event for CAHIIM, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
The name of the organization might be a mouthful, but it’s one of many organizations playing a huge role as the entire world of healthcare becomes an industry that is bound up in a future driven by technology. This image, from a presentation just a few weeks ago for another healthcare group, catches the sweeping nature of that change – can you even imagine where we’ll be in the healthcare in just 10 short years as Silicon Valley increasingly comes to define the speed of change?
This particular organization has it’s work cut out for it – officially, it’s the “accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and health information management.” It’s primary responsibility is establishing and managing the professional standards that guide the granting of degrees in an ever accelerating industry.
It was a tall order already, but Covid-19 has accelerated this future even faster. In a portion of my keynote, I take a very concise look at how the global pandemic has forever changed the industry – this has become a key element of my future-oriented talks going forward. In manufacturing, transpiration, retail, energy, insurance – everyone wants to know how their future unfolds from this point on – and that’s the research that I’ve been hard at work on behind the scenes, and which I am now starting to deliver virtually.
A simple case in point, with the concept being found in the holographic watch in the image above – both doctors and patients have seen the opportunity that comes from virtualized visits, and see far more upside than downside. Add to this the generational transition to young people who live every aspect of their lives in a digital fashion, and the acceleration of new technologies coming out of the engines of imagination found in Silicon Valley. The impact : we just squeezed 10 years of disruptive change into just 6 months with Covid-19. Can you imagine what comes next?
This is but one small example of how healthcare might change – consider one suggestion that a medical student of today will see the volume of medical information increase over 500,000 times … in just a few short years. Science fiction? No – reality!
When the future accelerates, there is no going back – there is only clinging to the speed of change that is underway.
I filmed a number of pre-event videos for todays’ event – they are a quick watch and worth your time.
Think fast! Act faster!