I’m speaking tomorrow at Dignity Health‘s big physician symposium in Las Vegas. (They’re a big multi-state organization, formerly Catholic Healthcare West; @DignityHealth on Twitter.) Whenever possible I like to listen to other speakers to understand the issues conference organizers think are worth a slot on the agenda. Lots of good thinking at this event.
The current speaker is Deirdre Baggot, [almost] PhD, VP of The Camden Group. She opened with a terrific 90 second video – I can’t believe I’ve never seen it:
(The YouTube description says “This is reportedly footage from between segments that was not originally aired…”)
Think about this. Think about how rapidly things change.
As we work to create a new world of healthcare I think it behooves us to have compassion for people who had become excellent in their trades before THIS came along. And I’m heartened by the knowledge that almost all of us have figured out what that funny little “a in a circle” thing is. Change is possible.
This aired in 1994, the year when the first real browser (Mozilla) came out. And less than a year later, “Doc Tom” Ferguson published his amazing vision of what it meant for healthcare, which I described as “Steal These Slides.”
Bonus clip on teams
While I’m at it – discussing how health reform is forcing providers to form teams, Dr. Richard Blakeley of Memorial Herrman Physician Network showed this classic of what it looks like when members of a team fight. (The dog’s mouth and foot need each other, but…)