Here it is, all in one picture: the future of healthcare. At least a lot of it.
These are the topics Lucien Engelen has been talking about, the concepts he’s been developing, since arriving at Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. You MUST pay attention to what he’s thinking about, because it’s coming, and most people don’t know it yet. So study that picture.
As regular readers know, Lucien’s the one who way back in 2010 announced he was producing a TEDx event where almost half the speakers would be patients. (It’s the one where I spoke.) He’s the one who declared the #PatientsIncluded initiative – he won’t speak at conferences that don’t support patient presence, which is now A Thing in the conference world (though most aren’t on board) – the gigantic Health Datapalooza next month in DC has a whole page on its site devoted to patient involvement. And RUMC spent two years redesigning the curriculum of their medical school, with patients actively involved in revising all clinical courses. (The launch of that curriculum last September is where I did my Uptown Funk “lecture.”:-))
Yes, patients actively involved in creating a med school’s whole curriculum.
Next up: OurFutureHealth.
So, what do you get when everything in that illustration is rolled up into a “what’s next” event? Lucien and RUMC are now working on OurFutureHealth.org – “where Patients Included innovation meets healthcare and startups.” In other words, the vision that’s been discussed within healthcare is being extended to the business community. It’s a 30 hour long, round-the-world event starting on May 26. Check out the website.
That’s related to why he was in Banff this week, a gorgeous mountain area 90 minutes west of Calgary, delivering a keynote speech at the first Joule Innovation Forum. The illustration at top was created by a graphic recorder* during his keynote.
Who’s Joule? They’re an innovation company formed by … the Canadian Medical Association. Think about that!
And keep an eye out for news on the #OurFutureHealth hashtag. Because I bet five years from now we’ll be talking about how that turned out, too.
*”Graphic recorder” artists are new in the past few years – they draw, fast, on the fly, during a speech or a meeting. Good ones are stunning in their ability to hear what’s being discussed and capture it well even if the subject is unfamiliar.