Jeff Goldsmith, President, Health Futures, Inc.
What Jeff’s best known for is telling his opinion and pointing out harsh truths both to people within the system and those who want to change it—and often upsetting both ends of the spectrum at the same time. Mostly that comes as a keynote speech, but sometimes it pops up as a (sort of) anonymous “howling” blog comment. But Jeff’s interest in the Internet in health care goes back a long way, including his classic 2000 Health Affairs article How Will The Internet Change Our Health System?. The subtitle showed what a prescient futurist he is, “Powerful though the Internet may be, its impact on health care will continue to be tempered by privacy concerns and professional resistance.” We may not have solved all or any of those issues, but Jeff will help us understand the future of Health 2.0 in a health care system that seems to be a just overly-complex organization.