Everyone in a leadership position in the health care system knows that the challenges are substantial and immense: a rapid increase in lifestyle disease; skills shortages; the acceleration of science and medical device technology; combined with cutbacks in funding and resources. That’s why innovation has quickly come to be one of the top issues that senior healthcare executives and medical professionals are focused on. There is a realization that there is an urgent need to challenge the very philosophies on which the system is built. That’s why the insight of global futurist Jim Carroll is so timely. In this cutting-edge keynote, he will provide you with insight into the major scientific, technological, consumer, and social trends that will, in the future, allow for some very dramatic changes in the concept of healthcare delivery.
By some point in time, we will have successfully transitioned the system from one that “fixes people after they’re sick” to one of preventative, diagnostic genomic-based medicine. Treating patients for the conditions we know they are likely to develop, and re-architecting the system around that reality. A system that will provide for virtual care through bio-connectivity, and extension of the hospital into a community-care-oriented structure. A consumer-driven, retail-oriented healthcare environment for non-critical care treatment that provides significant opportunities for cost reduction. Real-time analytics and location-intelligence capabilities provide for community-wide monitoring of emerging healthcare challenges. “Just-in-time” knowledge concepts will help to deal with a profession in which the volume of knowledge doubles every six years. That and much, much more.
The fact is, we are going to witness more change in the scientific and technological world of health care in the next ten years than we have seen in the last twenty-five. In his keynote Jim puts into perspective why innovation is no longer just a fashionable phrase — it’s the critical new leadership focus for executives in the healthcare sector. He will provide attendees with concise insight into the trends that matter, the disruptive and transformation concepts that can drive new opportunities for innovation, and the bold strategies that can be pursued.