2021 has been a year of big transitions for me, but it hasn’t changed why I love the work I do. As it comes to a close, I wanted to sit down and write about four things that are top of mind heading into 2022: the latest progress toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic, why decreased trust in institutions might be the biggest obstacle standing in our way, what the climate conversation can teach us about making progress, and how the rapid digitization brought on by the pandemic will shape our future.
With 2022 just around the corner, it's time to dig up some of the ancient astrologer Nostradamus' harrowing predictions — and rest assured, things are not looking any brighter next year.
By now, most of us have probably quit our wishful thinking and are just taking life (COVID) wave by wave, but we can't help taking a sift through some of the 16th-century astrologer's predictions from his 1555 book Les Prophéties, just in case.
I hope it all works out. I hope Covid19 evolves to be another treatable flu. I hope there are enough jobs for people to raise their families in safety and dignity. I wish you the very best. And if any of the above rubs you the wrong way... I hope very much that I am wrong. Peace.
The pandemic reminded us that it’s a dangerous game to try and predict with certainty what the future holds, but we can look to current healthcare trends to see what technologies may become the most widely adopted, beneficial, and necessary tools of the coming years.
Artificial intelligence has been playing a critical role in industries for decades. AI has only recently begun to take a leading role in healthcare.
A range of projects are using artificial intelligence in healthcare, yet there are challenges around the technology and patient acceptance.
If 2020 and 2021 were not the weirdest, most challenging two years of your professional life, we’re glad we don’t have your job. The global COVID-19 pandemic, roiling economic disruptions, uneven vaccine rollouts and constant political controversy have made the last 24 months a white-knuckle ride. With any luck, 2022 won’t have quite the skydiving-without-a-parachute feel, but it’s guaranteed to have more than its share of challenges.
The growing magnitude of this pandemic makes it more critical than ever that public and private stakeholders come together. We must think and act as one global society.
This pandemic cannot be the only focus of our attention. Many other digital health trends will accelerate this year to make patient care more precise, personalized, and connected.
I believe the industry stands to reap tremendous benefits from AI technology — including more sanitary environments, better diagnostics and smaller workloads for doctors and nurses, to name a few. But it’s also an intensely personal and high-impact profession.
The medical industry is changing at a breakneck pace.
Although the tools continue to advance, the foundation of caring for patients has not changed in thousands of years. As innovations reach into the medical industry and begin to transform experiences, practitioners and patients alike will need to prepare for unexpected benefits and consequences of change.
After a year filled with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, experts hope lessons learned from 2021 can prepare us for a stabler 2022. But professors across Northwestern University say to expect the year’s highs and lows to follow us into the new year.
With all this anxiety swirling around us, is it any wonder that tarot readers, astrologers and other divinatory practitioners say they’ve never been busier? All of us want to know what will happen next.
The astonishingly rapid development and rollout of coronavirus vaccines has been a reminder of the power of science and technology to change the world. Although vaccines based on new mrna technology seemed to have been created almost instantly, they actually drew upon decades of research going back to the 1970s. As the saying goes in the technology industry, it takes years to create an overnight success. So what else might be about to burst into prominence?
2021 was an incredibly hard year for many people, including me, but I’m hopeful that 2022 will be better.
There is no doubt that 2020 has left its mark on the healthcare industry. Grappling with an unprecedented pandemic that continues to strain healthcare systems across the country has indelibly impacted how, when, and where medical services are administered. The rapid changes that have been implemented in the last nine months will continue into the new year and, for some, far beyond it. Preparing for those changes is vital to success – not only in combating the pandemic, but in growing and maintaining a medical practice into the future. With that in mind, here are our top predictions for the healthcare industry in 2021.