Zain Ismail joins us from both sides of the USA-Canada border, as the Principal Transformation Consultant for Henry Ford Health System in Detroit where he currently focuses on their consumer facing technology strategy as a member of the CEO Advisory Council. He also leads the Design Futures Initiative as a community leader in Detroit/Windsor, along with his longtime work with Hacking Health as an organizer, mentor, facilitator and speaker. Basically, wherever you can find innovation and community leadership, you can find Zain.
What are your predictions for the future of health and healthcare?
I actually don't think the real disruptors have entered healthcare yet. It's not going to be Google, Apple, or Amazon:
It's going to be telecom. I can see a day coming quickly when Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile etc. will become healthcare brokers as they already have that digital relationship with you and 5G becomes the norm.
What are the biggest challenges you see in healthcare?
A lack of altruistic leadership. Leaders who are willing to say what's unpopular or carve a new path to do what’s right for the community.
What are the tech tools you can’t live without?
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