Harvard Macy Institute Podcast

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast S2 E11: New Horizons in Healthcare and Implications for Health Professions Education

November 12, 2021

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

In this episode of the Harvard Macy Institute podcast, we spoke with Ann Somers Hogg about the top trends to watch in healthcare delivery, and what this might mean for health professions education. 

Health professions educators must remain attuned to the ways in which healthcare is delivered if we want to produce graduates who are ‘work ready.’ This is an enormous challenge when healthcare technology and systems evolve at a rapid rate.

So, what is on the horizon of health delivery? What changes in practice can we anticipate? What will be the impact of technology? Changing workforce roles? changing consumer expectations? And how will COVID-19 continue to influence care delivery?

In this episode of the Harvard Macy Institute podcast, we spoke with Ann Somers Hogg about the top trends to watch in healthcare delivery. Ann-Somers is a senior research fellow at the Christensen Institute where she focuses on business model innovation and disruption in healthcare, including how we can transform a sick care system to one that values and incentivizes total health. Prior to joining the Institute, Ann Somers spent eight years at Atrium Health.

We talked about technology, personalised medicine, ‘health coaches,’ mental health apps, companies that are ’healthcare aggregators,’ telehealth trends and exemplars such as the Health Design lab at Jefferson Health. We conjectured about what this all means for health professions education and look forward to more of these conversations.

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