What will it take for healthcare to shift successfully from “disruption” to “disruptive innovation?” The best person to answer that question may be Robert Wachter, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and a global leader in healthcare safety, quality, policy and technology. That’s why we are so excited to announce that Dr. Wachter will be the keynote speaker at VUE19 this November in Sarasota, Florida.
In a special address prepared exclusively for Voalte customers, Dr. Wachter will discuss “Navigating the Digitization of Healthcare,” an exploration of how healthcare organizations can prepare for a digital future by managing the various forces disrupting the industry. According to Dr. Wachter, it’s not just one thing—Amazon and Google’s entry into the market, artificial intelligence, new payment models or consolidation—that is reshaping healthcare. Rather, the combination of all these forces is driving the notoriously change-resistant healthcare industry to its own “Netflix moment.”
Named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 most influential physician executives in the United States for each of the past 13 years, Dr. Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996, and is generally regarded as the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest-growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He has authored 250 published articles and six books, including the best-seller, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.
We couldn’t be happier to welcome “The Digital Doctor” to the VUE stage, and hope you will join us this November for his powerful keynote, numerous customer sessions and a forward-looking roadmap presentation. We are expecting the event to sell out, so please take a moment to register today.
Naila Maroon is Marketing Communications Director at Voalte.