Thomas Koulopoulos

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Thomas Koulopoulos
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Healthcare is on the precipice of enormous transformation brought on by three immutable forces; an aging demographic, the increasing sophistication and volume of diagnostic tools, therapies, and pharmaceuticals, and the exponential rate of digital technology—from advances in genomics to the personalization of medicine for each patient.

These changes are creating an unprecedented opportunity to build a future for healthcare, which will put the patient at the center of an incredibly rich healthcare ecosystem that has the power to positively impact the quality of life for each individual in dramatic ways.

With the ability to capture and store data about every individual’s healthcare interaction, our digital genomes, and the health patterns across vast populations, we will be able to predict disease and illness better than we can currently predict tomorrow’s weather forecast. It could be an amazing future.

However, healthcare is also at another precipice—one that threatens to send it, and all of this promise, plummeting out of control into an economic black hole. Runaway administrative costs, dramatically shrinking margins for hospitals, the rapidly increasing burden on patients to pay for healthcare out of their own pockets, and an equally onerous burden on doctors and clinicians to handle paperwork over patients, and a healthcare system that still silos data in myriad proprietary repositories, is crippling our healthcare system and the promise it could otherwise deliver.

If we don’t do something dramatic, courageous, and deliberate within the next decade, US healthcare will simply become economically unsustainable and unable to provide quality healthcare to an aging population with ever-increasing and ever more complex healthcare needs.

This keynote takes a hard, honest, and practical look at where healthcare is heading and how we can bend its arc towards a system that significantly improves outcomes, drives out administrative friction, and provides a patient-centered model that can be scaled into the next century for the US, and which can become a role model for the looming global population bomb of ten billion people by 2100.

Rather than take the all-too-often discussed nuclear option of dismantling healthcare, or pursuing politically polarizing policy debates, Tom looks at options that are readily available to make reengineering healthcare possible within the coming decade.

The session can be customized to address the specifics of any audience inside or outside of the healthcare industry. Themes such as, Driving out Friction, Creating Digital Ecosystems, Moving Towards Core Competency Organizations, the Impact of the Coming Population Bomb, AI and Digital Advocates, Innovation and Reengineering apply to every industry!

Tom explores the transition from an industrial society to one that is based on a deep understanding of an entirely new form of knowledge capital—behavior.

Tom illustrates how Digital Ecosystems create entirely new business models that drive out all of the friction in an industry.

Gen Z will be the most influential cohort the world has ever seen. But here is the one thing most of us don’t yet realize; we are ALL Gen Z if we choose to be!

A tour-de-force of the power, practices and challenges of innovation on the edge.

Explore how businesses can be built using the Cloud to radically alter the economics of competition and success.

Join Tom as he connects you to a future of nearly endless possibilities.

COVID-19 has brought health- care to the verge of systemic failure as hospitals struggle to keep up with the enormous and fast accelerating demands be- ing placed on them.

Vital equipment needed by healthcare workers has been quickly depleted. Delays in viral testing have exposed millions and made it especially difficult to project the trajectory of COVID-19.

Burdened by administrative costs that account for
over 30% of all healthcare spending, the steady dis-
appearance of community hospitals which are the first and often only line of defense for most of the population, and a severe shortage of primary care physicians, healthcare has been teetering on the edge of catastrophe for decades.

While this isn’t the wake up call any of us would have hoped or asked for, COVID-19 is an opportunity to finally reimagine the sort of healthcare system we need.

Reimagining Healthcare takes a hard, honest, and practical look at how we can bend the arc of healthcare towards a system that significantly improves outcomes, drives out administrative friction, and provides a patient-centered model that can be scaled into the next century to become a role model for every nation.

Based on his upcoming book, Reimagining Healthcare is powerful, honest, and eye-opening keynote that offers solutions and hope for the future of healthcare.

A certain world may be what we want and what we wish for but it is not what we need and it is not what we have.

Uncertainty itself is not the enemy.

Rather, history bears out that a climate of uncertainty creates some of the greatest opportunities and periods of innovation, which are quickly followed by periods of high prosperity. Many of today’s most successful companies, such as FedEx, Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, were found or forged in times of high so- cioeconomic uncertainty. Consider that Apple’s iPod and iPhone were launchd in 2001 and 2007, two of the worst economic periods in recent history.

Often it takes a crisis of extreme proportions to bring us to the brink of break- through opportunity. Ironically, uncertainty often spurs creativity that is impossi- ble to find in times of prosperity. It is a human condition that we do not feel the hunger of innovation as keenly when our bellies and wallets are full.

In this keynote Tom will provide both a context for understanding uncertainty and a tool set to use in navigating it. This topic can be delivered as a webinar, keynote, or interactive workshop. The material can be customized to the specif- ic set of needs and issues of the audience or organization. Tom will use a methodology for scenario-based planning that he has use across industries with executives, leaders, and boards of directors to help them build confidence and new product or services with which to navigate period of high uncertainty.


“Tom’s presentation was a “home run” Also his commitment to the event was great. He came early to hear our CEO speak and then collaborated with us on his presentation. We were exceptionally pleased.”

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