We were having a discussion over Christmas about books that we found interesting and whether we thought that the translation of these books into a movie worked. When Joseph Heller’s well known and often studied Catch-22 was mentioned, we both thought about how this title applied to the Canadian health system. On-going failed attempts to bring … Continue reading Health Care Transformation’s Catch 22: the Digital Agenda’s Conundrum
Welcome to 2014! What does the year ahead hold for the digital health market? What are the trends to which vendors and health IT professionals should pay attention? Like most people, I have my weaknesses and vices. Take potato chips, for example. I swear that if we have any potato chips in the house I can … Continue reading Digital Health Trends for 2014
As many industries have discovered, often painfully, digital technologies can be disruptive. Just ask Blockbuster, Kodak, or Postmedia. Is healthcare next? In a presentation at the 2015 Marketing Transformation Forum, Ronald Velten, Marketing Director, Global Technology Services Europe at IBM Europe, identified three waves of digital disruption. In the first wave, starting in 1995, the … Continue reading Digital Disruption… Is Healthcare Next?
A good friend and former work colleague often remarks that once you have worked as a market analyst, you will always think like a market analyst. This observation rings particularly true around New Year’s when I feel the irresistible urge to offer my prognostications on what’s next for digital health. This year, rather than offer … Continue reading Digital Health: What’s Next?
“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress” – Mahatma Gandhi “Disagreement is something normal” – Dalia Lama In 1973, two social scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, defined a class of problems they called “wicked problems.” Wicked problems are messy, ill-defined, and more complex than we fully grasp, and open to multiple interpretations based … Continue reading The Canadian Digital Health Agenda – a Wicked Problem that needs a Public Discussion