Council Fellows

May 3, 2024

Fellows reflect on, plan for future direction of healthcare industry

In the seventh and final session for our 11th Council Fellows cohort, participants engaged in a 4-hour virtual discussion on the industry’s future direction, evaluating both the challenges with legacy models and the potential within new innovations.


Three session speakers offered their unique perspectives on possible exit strategies from healthcare’s most deeply entrenched issues, representing views ranging from the health industry futurist and entrepreneur/investor to largescale nonprofit health system operator. Discussion topics included lag indicators as decreasingly predictive in healthcare, near- and long-term issues pushing healthcare past its tipping point, major barriers to change, the eroding “incumbent advantage”, AI’s leapfrog opportunity in healthcare and those “non-obvious” opportunities that reside at the intersections of expertise. Presenters also addressed the U.S. healthcare system’s capitalist realities, encouraging Fellows to look not at other organizations, but at disease, as their true competition in an effort to reframe the healthcare field and encourage greater cross-continuum collaboration.


The 2024 Council Fellows program concludes in Nashville later this month with a 2-day immersive retreat on May 16-17. Stay tuned for final updates and outlooks from our Fellows following the cohort’s closing experience.

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