Hundreds of senior healthcare executives and leaders came together in Dallas from November 6-8 for the fifth annual Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit. The theme of this year’s event was “Industry Interrupted: Delivering on the Promise of Change.” Here is a recap of what those leading the Summit’s closing Main Stage Sessions had to say about disruption in the healthcare industry. (The next Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit will be November 5-7, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.)
Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, kicked off one of two Wednesday morning sessions – What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There: The Clinicians We Need Now – by discussing smartphones, Millennials, and medical education.
“Technology will replace 80 percent of what doctors do. Any doctor that can be replaced by a robot probably should be,” said Stephen. “Seventy percent of physicians practicing three years or less felt they did not learn what they need most in practice,” he added.
“It’s not just Millennials who are going to change things. What about the folks who don’t use their iPhones?” he asked. “The ‘see one, do one, teach one’ philosophy of medical education does not work if you’re the one on the other side of the table,” he emphasized.