Where to Find the Future of Healthcare

Most doctors think that they will find the future of healthcare, both sick-care and preventive medicine, at medical meetings. They are wrong.

Most doctors think that they will find the future of healthcare, both sick-care and preventive medicine, at medical meetings. At one time, I was one of those and even thought I was preaching it when invited to speak, participate in a panel, or present a paper. I was wrong. Now I believe that the future of care is being created outside of the industry in interface industries like insurance, telecommunications, nanotechnology, aerospace and information technology.

As a doctor noted on a recent post,

“Eventually physicians realize that medicine is the ‘easy’ part whereas the socioeconomics, legalities, and politics are what drives medicine.”

New non-biomedical technologies will drive medicine too.

To keep up with those drivers, you need to start your own #eHealthfuture clipping service for free by subscribing to daily updates outside of medicine. Here are 10 of my favorite free sites that should be in your morning inbox that will take you a few minutes to scan:

1. A foreign newspaper service, like www.bbc.com. You can pick almost any newspaper in the world at http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

2. The Harvard Business Review at www.hbr.org

3. The Wall Street Journal 10-point update at www.wsj.com

4. Medscape Business of Medicine at www.medscape/com/businessmedicine (Disclosure: I'm a contributor)

5. Forbes at www.forbes.com

6. MIT Technology Review at www.technologyreview.com

7. Fast company at www.fastcompany.com

8. Innovation Daily at www.innovationamerica.us

9. Nature Bioentrepreneur at http://www.nature.com/bioent/index.html

10. Assorted and sundry Linkedin posts and comments.

Creating a personalized #eHealthfuture clipping service should be one of your entrepreneurial habits. If you want to see the future, stop looking for it in all the wrong places.