Tomorrow, Helen Bevan will present the final live session of the School for Change Agents 2018: "the future of change agency".
In healthcare, our 'big conversations' about the future tend to focus on technological advances and the potential of new methods and tools. Important as these are, they represent only part of the story. The future of healthcare won’t just be defined by the innovations we set out to create; it will be equally shaped by how we respond to – and anticipate – the challenges and consequences of each great advancement.
This question of action - the 'human component' - is critical to our ability to build thriving systems of health and care into the 21st century. At the start of 2018, the World Economic Forum highlighted 5 key trends for the future of healthcare. While championing the potential opportunities of technological advances, the emphasis was placed firmly on how all routes lead back to people in general, and our 'identity' as patients in particular:
"Large-scale changes driven by tech innovation are only as valuable as their impact on individual people’s lives, lives we are constantly striving to improve and extend."
In our final School session, we'll explore what this means for the characteristics, skills and experience we need to cultivate as change agents. I look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for the School for Change Agents, Module 5 on Thursday 15th March, 15:00 UK Time (1 hour live session).
The future of health won’t just be defined by the innovations we set out to create; it will be equally shaped by how we respond to – and anticipate – the challenges and consequences of each great advancement.