As I saw the above chart this week it made me laugh.
In the open. Hard. In a sinister manner.
There is a 25 point difference between the Media (top of list) and Healthcare Industry (near the bottom).
There is a 10 point difference between the Retail/Technology and the Healthcare Industry.
Even the Insurance Industry has a 6 point lead in seeing digital disruption over Healthcare.
At the very bottom of the chart you see the Industrial Complex. The poster child of our post industrial revolution where they sucked out as much cost as possible, maximized productivity, mass produced widgets, and scaled mediocrity. They still do not see the future, but maybe that’s because the majority of their work is now done by robots?
Close to the Industrial Complex, near the very bottom, only separated by 8 points is Healthcare. It doesn’t surprise me at all.
Many of the executives in the Healthcare Industrial Complex of the US focus on the same things as their brethren in the Industrial Complex: cost out, productivity, mass production, and scaling mediocrity.
I like to call this group the #WalkingDead
The #WalkingDead are on a race to the bottom. The problem is that someone may just win. When they reach the bottom, they will be dead–obsolete, replaced, out of business.
I am thankful that we have a growing tribe of folks that are armed with clear thinking, open hearts, and #pinksocks.
A different breed of healthcare leaders.
Leaders that are willing to stop and listen to patients, embrace technology, and that look for disruption that leads to the right diagnosis, at the right time, for the right person, and allows the end user to choose the channel(s).
Leaders that see the digital divide and are running towards it, not away from it.
Those are the leaders that will not only survive, but thrive and ultimately win.
Ask yourself, do you perform and act like part of the #WalkingDead or are you a sock carrying member of #pinksocks #myidealptexp or another disruptive tribe?
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