The Exponential Healthcare Conversation – Conference hosted by Chris Krusiewicz
Last week I was fortunate to attend a conference hosted by Chris Krusiewicz, VP Burnham Benefits. The presentations were focused on the future. The goal of this session was to help business leader’s move from being “linear thinkers” to being “exponential thinkers.” He brought impressive thought leaders together to help us learn about the trajectory of change in healthcare being driven by artificial intelligence, genomics to block chain.
Chris set the tone for the conference by introducing us to the 6D’s of exponential growth. This term exponential growth is often associated with Ray Kurzweil, an expert in artificial intelligence and leader at Google. Inc. Magazine ranked him #8 among the most fascinating entrepreneurs in the US today. Kurzweil says that as humans, we are biased to think in a linear fashion. As builders of new businesses, we need to think exponentially. Chris introduced us to the 6 D’s of Kurzweil’s model which outlines the stages of growth we are going through. It starts with “digitized, deceptive, and disruptive” in technology advances thus far. Each of these technologies, “dematerialized, demonetized and democratized” access to services in a non-liner way, states Chris.
The concept is really that we should get ready to take the next wave of change. With the personalization of healthcare and technologies that simplify our patient experience, we can imagine the wave that is coming. We learned from guest speakers about revolutionizing the patient care experience. There was a topic on transforming care with machine learning. Kaiser Permanente’s Lead Data Scientist shared how big data is empowering them to leap ahead in virtual care and predictive models that boggle the mind.
It was refreshing to be with business leaders who are ready to take the next wave and embrace exponential thinking in healthcare. We appreciate your forward thinking ideas and passion for staying connected. If you want to learn more about future programs – check out www.exponential.healthcare