Jumping Into The Future: How Can We Accelerate Technology Adoption in Healthcare?

I’ve had the great pleasure of working with #hcldr for quite some time – it’s weekly tweet chat (Tuesdays, 830p E) always covers topical issues in healthcare leadership, innovation, change, patient engagement and more. This week, I had the pleasure of writing our blog topic for the upcoming Tue (9/16) chat: Jumping Into The Future: How Can We Accelerate Technology Adoption in Healthcare? Please enjoy the entry and join @Colin_Hung & @nxtstop1 along with myself and many #hcldr professionals for what’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind discussion.


rockjumping_smBlog post by Joe Babaian

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

– Alan Kay, Turing Award Winner

We find ourselves navigating an era of rapidly advancing new technology in healthcare. As part of the worldwide healthcare community, we wonder how we’re going to know which technology matters, which is just so much noise, and which will dramatically change the face of healthcare forever. I’m reminded of this comment by Clay Shirky in his book Cognitive Surplus:

As with previous revolutions driven by technology … what matters now is not the new capabilities we have, but how we turn those capabilities, both technical and social, into opportunities.

How indeed! In his Forbes article, Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and recent keynote speaker at @StanfordMedX. compellingly writes about the barriers to technology adoption in healthcare. Dr. Pearl describes five obstacles…

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