AHE 2017 Annual Membership and Recognition Dinner Event
October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20 - $75
Please join your fellow AHE colleagues for a relaxing evening of networking, fine dining and catching up on what is happening in Healhcare at our 8th annual Arizona Healhcare Executives membership dinner and recognition program.
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Networking Reception, cash bar, snacks
- 6:30pm Dinner and Program Awards Event
This year’s annual dinner and recognition will include chapter service awards, graduate student scholarship awards and a Keynote presentation by Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist, Imagine What If, CEO, The Change Project, Inc.
The topic of his keynote is entitled: “Healthcare 2027 Elements” A Story of the Future! Joe speaks internationally about developing trends in healthcare and the challenges your organization is facing, framed in your economic, political, cultural, and technological circumstances.
It’s August 28, 2017. Healthcare is changing — consolidation, new tech, political chaos, a vast and growing IT overburden, shifting rules, ever-rising costs, new solutions, business model experiments.
Right now, today, are we headed for catastrophic system failure? A kind of chaotic muddling along? The broad sunny utopian uplands of better, stronger, cheaper healthcare for everyone?
Healthcare is complex. Simple solutions are useless. Any simple picture of the future is a lie. Simple techno-optimism or innovationist neophilia gets us nowhere.
Thinking about the future is a complex business requiring extraordinary clarity, penetration, the broadest possible view, and the insights of complexity science. Simple futurism is entertainment. Futurism based on the insights of complexity is a tool for thinking, planning, strategizing.
Simple futurism points at each shiny thing—AI, contractual blockchain, virtual worlds, augmented reality, cell transformation, haptic rebuilds—and says, “Wow! Look at this.” It’s a Jetsons way of looking at the future, as real as using the Flintstones as a guide to the past.
A futurism based on complexity looks at every element, shiny, dull, or invisible, and asks:
“What is it for?”
“How does it get its energy?”
“How does it affect other elements?”
Complex futurism can connect the dots and the 3-D networks of dots building out over time to paint the pictures of future scenarios, of ways the future could really turn out, what will take us there, and what strategies we might employ to meet them.
This is what I do.
Hope to see you all there.