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What Coffee and Population Health Have in Common (@MarkBehl)

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As strange as it might sound, both coffee and the advanced systems behind modern day population health have one thing in common. No, it's not caffeine. The answer is something more fundamental to human nature.

Mark Behl is a medical professional at Renown Health. He is passionate about improving patient experience and finding news ways to utilize population health. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking around Nevada.

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What Coffee and Population Health Have in Common (@MarkBehl)

  1. 1. WHAT COFFEE AND POPULATION HEALTH HAVE IN COMMON Mark Behl MarkBehl.Net @MarkBehl
  2. 2. AT SOME POINT, COFFE WAS VIEWED AS A NEW TECHNOLOGY
  3. 3. CURRENTLY, THE SYSTEMS BEHIND CONTEMPORARY POPULATION HEALTH ARE VIEWED AS NEW TECHNOLOGIES 
  4. 4. In his book Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, Dr. Calestous Juma explores how technologies like coffee and population health have had such a hard go of being accepted.
  5. 5. Washington Posts' Innovations sat down with Dr. Juma to discuss the ideas behind the book. These are the main takeaways they found. Click for the full WP article
  6. 6. "PEOPLE SOMETIMES OPPOSE INNOVATION EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS TO BE IN THEIR BEST INTEREST."  1)
  7. 7. "TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE VASTLY SUPERIOR TO THEIR PREDECESSORS, OR DON’T HAVE ANY PREDECESSORS, ARE MORE EASILY ADOPTED." 2)
  8. 8. "RESISTANCE TO NEW TECHNOLOGIES COMES FROM THREE KEY CONSTITUENTS, INCLUDING THE AVERAGE CONSUMER." 3)
  9. 9. "HUMANS MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT NEW INNOVATIONS WITH THEIR GUT RATHER THAN EVIDENCE. " 4)
  10. 10. "PEOPLE FLOCK TO TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE THEM MORE AUTONOMOUS AND MOBILE."  5)
  11. 11. "PEOPLE TYPICALLY DON’T FEAR NEW TECHNOLOGY, THEY FEAR THE LOSS IT WILL BRING."  6)
  12. 12. "TECHNOLOGISTS OFTEN DON’T THINK ABOUT THE IMPACT THEIR INVENTIONS HAVE ON SOCIETY."  7)
  13. 13. "INNOVATION IS NOT SLOW, LINEAR OR INCREMENTAL — BUT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T REALIZE THAT."  8)
  14. 14. LOOKED AT TOGETHER, THESE REASONS CAN BE CITED FOR THE SLOW ADOPTION OF WIDER SPREAD POPULATION HEALTH SYSTEMS.
  15. 15. FORTUNATELY (LIKE COFFEE, REFRIGERATION, AND THE INTERNET), WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THESE SYSTEMS GAIN MORE AND MORE FAVOR.
  16. 16. For More Population Health insights, check out my blog MARKBEHL.NET

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