This book is so good I don’t know where to start. Just read it.
(There’s an introductory 20% discount on the e-book below.)
Except – seriously – don’t read it if you demand a roadmap from here to the future. This is from the future. The image above, of a kid with a telescope, has been in the author’s office since I first met him, but until I was halfway through this book I didn’t understand why.
In Augmented Health(care) Dutch innovator Lucien Engelen of Radboud University Medical Center goes on a tour of the landscape that may strike the unfamiliar as manic or just plain nuts. Don’t trust that reaction – listen. He is unbound by the traditional view but absolutely bound to a future world where health – and care – are augmented such that things actually work.
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 healthcare progresses, my business is changing: new speech topics, and more advisory projects. This is a two-part video of a new speech last month, at the New England chapter of HIMSS (the big health IT systems society). Finally clients are agreeing that there’s more to talk about than “Dave’s scary cancer story” – most of this speech is information that didn’t exist when I started giving speeches. Predictions are coming true, so new imperatives emerge.
The videos: (Email subscribers, if you can’t see the videos, click the headline to come online.)
This is going to be a fascinating year, with a mix of social and technological change. On Saturday I started the year with The future of caring: careful, kind, “minimally disruptive.” Today I’ll flip to a completely separate channel: how technology is changing what’s possible.
Lucien Engelen, about whom I’ve often written, is the manically productive visionary at Radboud UMC, the Dutch medical center that sponsored my TED Talk in 2011. In particular, he’s head of their REshape Innovation Center … it’s fitting that @REshape’s Twitter avatar is a kid with a spyglass looking to the far horizon … far, but visible.
A post you should read:
Lucien’s just written a post on LinkedIn with his vision of what’s on the horizon and what is changing, now, already. It’s a short post but it’s a dense learning experience, with dozens of relevant links and a half hour of embedded YouTubes. Lucien’s view of the horizon is (a) different from most observers’, and (b) firmly grounded in what REshape is already doing, so this is not a distant pontificator’s view, it’s from the trenches, feet on the ground. With spyglass.
I’m going to do something unusual (for me) – drop a video in here and not try to explain much about it. It’s about the future but don’t have any particular prediction, except that things are going to be changing really fast, as in scary fast. So you might want to loosen up your thinking. (I’m not affiliated with any of this; these are my own thoughts.)
Fair warning: this will look like lunacy, and I won’t get into big arguments about it here. You might want to watch this a minute at a time, perhaps pausing every time the whiteboard gets erased – it’s too much to take in all at once.
This is also the world depicted by my friend and colleague in Budapest, Dr. Bertalan Mesko (aka @Berci), who calls himself a “medical futurist.” Unusual, huh? Well, you can’t look at today’s medical reality (as amazing as it is) with the same mindset as you can with the “exponential” mindset.
Why do I think this is valid?