Rubin Pillay, MD, PhD is a high performance, versatile and commercially astute healthcare executive offering a twenty eight year career of impressive successes in healthcare as a clinician, academic, leader and innovator/entrepreneur. A medical futurist and Professor of Healthcare Innovation, he is currently the Assistant Dean for Global Health Innovation at the School of Medicine, and the Chief Innovation Officer of the Health System at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was previously the Daniel White Jordan Chair and the founding Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation in the Spears School of Business and Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Pillay is a Family Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist who holds a PhD in Business Administration, an MBA and an MSc in Health Management. Prior to taking up his current position, he headed up programs in Health Leadership (with a focus on Operational Excellence) at the McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government (Pennsylvania, USA) and the School of Business and Finance (Cape Town, South Africa). He has substantial international teaching and consulting experience and a global reputation as a healthcare innovation and innovation management specialist. Dr. Pillay is widely published in the field of Strategic Health Leadership and his current work focuses on the role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the transformation of health and healthcare with particular emphasis on how macro environmental variables like the politico-legislative environment, technology, economics and socio-demographic and cultural changes are set to impact the supply side, demand side and the payment for healthcare.
Dr. Pillay is the first President of the International Society of Healthcare Entrepreneurship Education and Research (ISHEER), a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow in Health Innovation and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health. He is an acclaimed and sought after keynote and public speaker.
We are living through what is arguably the most challenging time for the health care industry. Most health systems consistently underperform on one or more dimensions of performance related to the process of care delivery as well as outcomes.
The healthcare industry, propelled by the politico-legislative turbulence in addition to economic, socio-demographic and technological forces, is transforming at a velocity that is catching many organizations unprepared. Current clinical, business operational and financial models are rapidly becoming redundant as the future begins to take shape. In this keynote, Dr Pillay paints a positive vision of the future of healthcare. A perfect storm driven by the convergence of policy, provider models, payer innovations and the rise of consumerism that is resulting in a move from the historical zero-sum approach in healthcare to a period of explosive connectedness, alignment and synergism. He will walk you through a succinct analysis of Trump’s proposed healthcare plan, and through the lens of disruptive technologies and the IOT, and emerging care delivery and payment models, illustrate how for the very first time in healthcare, policy, provider and payer strategies and innovations may be aligning with consumerism and a market based approach to healthcare. His keynote is brought to life with demonstrations of validated and emerging technologies that are disrupting healthcare interspersed with real world examples of emerging and converging provider and payer models.
76% of consumers want President-elect Trump to make healthcare a priority. Like a chief executive hired to turn a failing company into a profitable one, president-elect Trump has said he will take an unflinching corporate approach to overhauling the US healthcare system.
For an industry that prefers stability to surprises-and one that has worked to adapt to the Affordable Care Act-Trump’s “repeal and replace” agenda coupled with his proposed market based approach may create new uncertainty and opportunity. In this timely presentation, Dr Pillay reviews Trumps’ health policy platform and examines the potential implications and impact of a burgeoning New Health Economy.
Healthcare is on the cusp of radical change – we’ re in the midst of an avalanche of converging technologies in medical science, software, hardware and communications and this perfect storm is giving patients the tools to not only participate in, but direct their own care.
From his unique vantage point as a clinician, academic, corporate leader and innovator, Dr Pillay examines the most exciting and promising trends driving the future of medicine and explores how these will enable patients to monitor, diagnose and in some cases treat almost every organ system no matter how difficult to access and no matter what illnesses they may have….moving from having their illnesses managed for them to becoming the CEO of their own health!!..
Alternate Title: The Future of Medicine – Physicians Optional
The field of healthcare is entering a period of explosive transformation. Over the past decade, smartphones have radically changed many aspects of our everyday lives, from banking to shopping to entertainment.
Medicine is next! With innovative digital technologies, cloud computing and machine learning, the medicalized smartphone is going to upend every aspect of healthcare. And the end result will be that the patient will take center stage for the first time. Dr. Pillay explores how the smartphone revolution and it’s increasingly powerful new set of tools, from attachments that can diagnose an ear infection or track heart rhythms to an app that can monitor mental health, can reduce our use of doctors, cut costs, speed up the pace of care and give more power to patients!
Macro environmental forces in healthcare are driving a transformation among healthcare consumers. Far from being the traditionally-passive recipients of care that was prescribed and financed by others, consumers are being called upon to take a greater hand in managing and paying for their own health.
In response, they are quickly becoming better informed, more discriminating on price and quality, and increasingly willing to walk away from poor service. As in other industries before it, the rise of consumerism is likely to precipitate a sea of change in how business is conducted in every sector of the healthcare industry. The industry, which has been focused on its institutional stakeholders, insurers, employers, and hospitals will shift to a new basis, in which health plans and care delivery will reorient to focus on individuals and families. Dr. Pillay will outline the implications of this new world and help you become leaders in the consumerization of healthcare through the application of a deep, nuanced understanding of consumers and the development of new business models, capabilities, and offerings.
The answers to these and other key questions form the core of Dr. Pillay’s presentation for healthcare leaders who are determined to position their organizations not just to survive but to grow through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Despite the increasing spend and the availability of exponentially advancing technologies, healthcare continues to be plagued with inefficiencies and complex problems – erratic quality, unequal access, and relatively high costs. Addressing this growing potential – performance gap will require novel approaches to the reconceptualization of health and healthcare delivery. Creating disproportionate value relative to these investments and advances is at the core of the innovation agenda in healthcare. Dr Pillay examines how organizations can accomplish this using his proprietary NQ360 approach.
The global healthcare industry is undergoing a profound and fundamental shift towards improving overall health, patient outcomes and value for the health system.
In this talk, Dr Rubin Pillay analyzes the massive transformation that is taking place , then examines new strategies and business models to help you gain influence and a competitive edge in the new landscape and finally details how to build organizations fit to collaborate and compete in redefined markets. He will provide concrete actionable advice supported with illuminating examples to ensure that your organization can adapt, stay relevant, and gainfully contribute to the new age of digital medicine.
"Appreciated how he included such cutting-edge ideas, even real-time demos, of the current and future state of healthcare. Interesting, provocative and insightful, He challenged docs to come to grips with these realities and begin to develop strategies for attracting and retaining patients in this 'new normal'. Well thought out session; the content was information- and research-rich-Awesome!"
"Pr Pillay gave a terrific closing lecture that was very inspiring (and provocative at the same time). The attendees were passionate about the different examples provided by Dr. Pillay of how technology and current developments in biotech and medtech will deeply impact all the fields related to health."
"Dr. Pillay was a terrific speaker and a nice person to work with!"
"Attendee comments include Extremely interesting. The most dynamic speaker I have ever heard. Fascinating! ... Truly a great speaker with lots of helpful information! ... Amazing, interesting and not over my head ... Very good optimist who addressed practical issues with today’s technology ... Very inspiring! ... Very informative!" -
KEYWORDS: Medical futurist, Healthcare Innovation, Health Policy, Healthcare reform, Affordable Care Act, Future of healthcare, IT in healthcare Healthcare Leadership