I spent the day today at HealthCamp Boston with some 150 medical thinkers. It was my first experience at a HealthCamp. If you’ve never been, it’s best described as an organic, roll-your-sleeves-up, stand-at-the-whiteboard, open source, ad lib meeting centered around health 2.0. Come with your issues and create an argument. Lots of discussion, talent and passion.
But unfortunately, no doctors (actually, there was a small handful). Yes indeed, health care is in the midst of an cataclysmic shift and we can’t get a little medical representation.
“But they’re busy.” We’re all busy. We have no choice but to be involved.
“They’re late adopters.” Now is the time to adopt, if not to innovate.
“They can’t see the value.” Funny…everyone else does.
While we’re all lucky to have such passionate patient advocates, health policy experts, IT professionals and allied health workers who are willing to take a day to help sort out issues, physicians are the missing link.
Hopefully the showing at tomorrow’s Health 2.0 will give me more hope that the medical profession is invested in shaping the future of health.