I recently spoke with several reporters about Steve Jobs’ impact on healthcare, thanking him for the past 15 years of innovation. In preparing for those interviews, I reviewed Steve’s career milestones,
In 1997, Apple Computer was in trouble. Its sales had declined from 11 billion in 1995 to 7 billion in 1997. Its energies were focused on battling Microsoft. It had lost its way.
Steve Jobs made these remarks at MacWorld 1997, a few months before becoming Apple’s CEO. He outlined a simple go forward plan:
1. Board of Directors
2. Focus on Relevance
3. Invest in Core Assets
4. Meaningful Partnerships
5. New Product Paradigm
How can we apply these 5 ideas to the work we’re doing in HIT?
It’s clear that Health Information Exchanges across the country are in trouble – CareSpark closed its doors, the CEO of Cal eConnectresigned, and Minnesota Health Information Exchange ceased operations.