Jack West is on to something here on Medscape. He discovered that meetings like the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference are flush with Chief Medical Innovators and doctors disconnected from the day-to-day operations of caring for patients.
In all of these meetings that purport to disrupt healthcare, where I met hundreds of participants, not a single one sees patients more than 1 day per week, and nearly always in an academic setting … None of these self-appointed saviors of medicine actually cares for patients.
Or better are the non-physician digital health innovators, experts and gurus taking the main stage with brilliant insight that comes not from any level of experience but what they’ve read.
I wonder if connection to patient care should be disclosed just like conflict? Or maybe JP Morgan should put a practicing physician in front of their esteemed audience. But that would get awkward.