I have just returned from HIMSS 2015 where I found that this hypothetical hybrid Monster has come to life, much to my surprise. In three short years, HIMSS has gone from an event where electronic medical records (EMRs) took center stage to one where the focus was very much on the patient/consumer, a voice that was entirely missing in the HIMSS of 2012.
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There is another group of scientists whose efforts are not targeted toward living to 100, or thereabouts; instead their sights are set on helping people live forever. And those scientists are being funded by the technology entrepreneurs that have not just the will, but the money to live forever, and that is producing some interesting if weird work.
As I’ve traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, I’ve paid attention to the major sign posts — defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.
On the night of Friday March 7, 2015, I started my weekend stint as a judge at the Philips HealthSuite Hackathon and I was asked to say a few words on stage at the beginning of the program. For a variety of reasons, it was this quote and concept above that came to my mind at the time and here’s why: the healthcare industry is going through its own civil war right now.
I am fortunate in that I get asked to speak at a lot of events, public and private. It is a great opportunity to hang out with smart people and tell the world my view of how things should be. One of the most common questions I get asked at these events is this: if you were investing in the healthcare world today, where exactly would you be placing your bets?