“If you don’t know what’s next, you won’t do what’s next!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Most people live to believe that the tomorrow they will wake up in today will be much like yesterday.
In that famous phrase of deep analysis – LOL.
Covid-19 has obviously shifted the universe of our future in a dramatic new fashion, and yet there are few people in strategic positions who are really thinking things through as to what it all means. I’ve been busy at that.
In my ‘Ask a Futurist‘ film from earlier in the week, I took on the question of ‘what comes next with pharmacies?’ One of the trends that I spoke about involved the changing nature of the relationship between pharmacist and patient. As I’ve explained in many previous global healthcare keynotes – I was with a senior global leadership just a few months before Covid! – this has pretty profound implications for what is yet to come in the world of healthcare.
And the thing about Covid is – it has accelerated all of these trends. If the future was fast before, well, LOL. The jokes on you if you can’t keep up!
One of the most profound changes has been the collision of new forms of doctor-patient interaction online, and medical device connectivity. For the latter, more people have discovered the benefits that come from remote medical monitoring tech – glucose or blood pressure monitoring.
Silicon Valley has taken notice – and you can even imagine what might come next. I can! It’s in the photo!
The impact of these colliding trends? A faster pace of the virtualization of healthcare, more advanced medical device technology – and a faster arrival of the fiction behind the science as it becomes reality.
Are you thinking about what’s next, and what you need to do about it? For the pharmacy profession, it’s by understanding and aligning to these trends that you will have a concrete structure for what you need to do – next!
I’ve love to take on your question – send them in via https://ask.jimcarroll.com