Greetings from the Big Easy! I have just arrived in New Orleans for the 2013 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute. Our theme this year – “Innovate, adapt, or be left behind” – highlights the fundamental impact of change in the health and human service field. I think Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, the chief executive officer of Cleveland Clinic captured the mood in a recent interview:
I think the entire health care industry is anxious at this point, the anxiety is palpable. We’re in an enormous period of change, and I think that period of change gives us tremendous opportunity….
Our institute this week has two areas of focus. First, the emerging “success models” in an era of more managed care, more coordinated care, and more technology-facilitated care. The second, on the “best practices” that c-suite executives need to thrive in a time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity. Our goal – to help executives build competitive advantage (see The Disruption Of Strategy all members and Implementing Strategy With Rapid Innovation In Mind all members).
What does this playing field look like? A quick snapshot of our recent market intelligence coverage gives a sense of the issues: