Future of Health Care

Future of Health Care

July 11th, 2011 | Posted in Art & Society

Today I delivered a keynote speech for the Western States BCBS Internal Operations Conference, in Seattle. My task was to talk about longer term future trends and the challenge of shaping the preferred future. These are health insurance providers, and vendors, from west of the Mississippi. They see a volatile world ahead, though with many as-yet undefined opportunities. Within my talk I discussed the future of health care and shared one brief perspective on the future of insurance within a health care reform future. My key points were that:

  • Health care tomorrow will not resemble the past
  • A shift to individual wellness data clouds, and 4-P medicine: predictive, preventive, person, participatory is coming
  • The insurance business must evolve into a larger customer service enterprise given both external forces and the coming demands of the reformed insurance market place
  • My key slides are here.

    Glen Hiemstra

    About Glen Hiemstra

    Glen Hiemstra is the founder of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for three decades.