Disruption Is on the Horizon, Are You Ready?

As I sit back and attempt to watch our industry from afar, so that I can strategize to anticipate the next “big thing” in EMS, I find myself peering into tumultuous seas ahead. With the only consistency in healthcare, technology, society, finance and the economy being that of rapid fire and unpredictable change, the analogy often spoken of when I ask my peers how things are going and about their future is that they’re all drinking from fire hoses. Although the thought of that concept initially brings me back to my childhood, when drinking from a garden hose was OK and a favorite summer pastime, clearly attempting to do this from a full-open fire hose would cause injury, aspiration and possibly drowning—all things not conducive to the fun times I found with my dad’s garden hose. The one thing that does become clear when attempting to peer through all this chaos, is that massive disruption lies ahead for all of us on many fronts. Disruption is defined as something that’s simultaneously destructive and creative at the same time, a definite oxymoron. ‘Follow the Money’ One of my favorite passions is ideation, invention and theorization, taking inputs from the world around me—often seeing life in ones and zeros—and then playing a chess game in my mind, attempting to predict four or five moves ahead so that I can correct my course accordingly. As I play out the healthcare chess game in my head, I believe the one thing we c...
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Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
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(Medical University of South Carolina) Jasper Heinsbroek, Ph.D., who recently received his doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina, has been awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award. The award will enable him to bypass traditional postdoctoral training and begin an independent research career. His research involves identifying novel brain circuits underlying relapse in addiction.
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