Ep #61: A Futurist’s View on Healthcare – With David Houle


As change accelerates all around us, most aspects of human life are undergoing dramatic amounts and various rates of shift. With that in mind, who better to ask about the myriad changes surrounding healthcare than a futurist?

Our guest on this episode is David Houle, is a not only a futurist who lectures worldwide, he is also the author of a number of books, including on that is aimed directly at our wheelhouse: “New Age Health: The Future of Health Care in America”.

David reminds us that the shift in today’s healthcare started long before the Affordable Care Act. In this wide-ranging discussion, we end by looking at the past to give us a clearer indication of the future, including some thoughts about initiatives, technologies and new ways of thinking that have the potential to lower costs and increase its efficiency. Don’t miss this informative episode.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • The true beginnings of today’s industry change.
  • How Gutenberg began a chain of influential events.
  • Why Dr. Devi Shetty is a perfect example of one possible future.
  • The role telehealth plays in today’s health care and where it’s headed.
  • Medical Miracles.
  • Why payers, patients, and providers are at war.

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  1. G. Troupe says

    Very interesting information. Thank you.

    • Thanks for listening. We have some really great episodes coming up. Next week, learn about why a Captive Arrangement may be a great strategy for mid-market clients. Two weeks from now, find out why one actuary thinks health care today is like the Mafia!

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