“Be the person who is making the impossible possible; the inconceivable conceivable, the unattainable, attainable!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
A room full of healthcare care insurers, looking for insight into what comes next in the healthcare sector from a scientific, medical science, and medical device connectivity perspective. I took them on a tour of my Healthcare 2025 keynote, and how we are transitioning into a world of massive transformation in the concept of ‘care.’
One of my key messages? There is so much opportunity emerging with accelerating trends, they should be prepared to think big and bold about how to solve the unique challenges of our healthcare future!
Just 3 months later, Covid would hit with full force, and we compressed 25 years of change into but 6 months – the world of healthcare accelerated to an unprecedented degree. Today, it is full of the marvels of science but dogged by the bizarreness of collective insanity. As a futurist, it’s been fascinating watching the impact of the global pandemic on many industries, but particularly so healthcare. The broad brushstrokes are that it has accelerated previous trends to a remarkable degree.
What were the trends pre-Covid? Watch this:
A few more clips to get you thinking of the big scope opportunities unfolding with the future.
Today? The global pandemic has taken us into this new era of massive challenges and significant opportunities faster than we thought ‐ it is now being redefined at blinding speed by new technology, collaborative global R&D, and accelerated knowledge. And yet, much of that effort has been triage-based, managing the crisis, doing what can be done in extraordinarily complicated times.
With that in mind, here’s a clip from a recent virtual keynote in the sector that takes a look at how healthcare has changed forever in the light of what we’ve learned through the pandemic. It’s short. 12 minutes long, but crammed full of insight.
Healthcare and Covid? Some months back, I took a virtual look at the future of healthcare in the era of Covid-19 for the Board of Directors of a hospital group, as part of their upcoming strategic planning process. In order to capture my insight in the virtual keynote as well as the discussions in the subsequent strategic planning breakout sessions, I was ‘graphically recorded’. It’s a brilliant way of capturing what I covered! Full resolution versions are available here and here.
As we slowly emerge from these complex times, we’ll continue to discover the opportunities of bold thinking: Bionic body parts, continuous body monitoring, the marriage of food, DNA and disease management, implanted medical device technology, DNA targeted pharmacogenetics – there is more opportunity emerging in the world of healthcare right now than we have ever seen before!