Futurist Jack Uldrich to Discuss Why Future Trends in Health Care Will Demand Unlearning

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Dec. 4: Global futurist and health care trend expert Jack Uldrich will address leaders at Winthrop University Hospital with his presentation: “Why Future Trends in Health Care Will Demand Unlearning.” He will also lead a break out session on Strategic Planning and facilitate a round table discussion on “The Big AHA: How To Future Proof WUH Leaders Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today.”

Global Futurist Jack Uldrich

New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business, before they can seize tomorrow’s opportunities.

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, subtract things every day." So said ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. "Medical education and research are essential to the provision of the highest quality patient care," so says John F. Collins, CEO of Winthrop University Hospital. On December 4th, Winthrop will welcome Jack Uldrich, a Global Futurist and health care trend expert, to deliver his keynote combining these notions: “Why Future Trends in Health Care Will Demand Unlearning”

Winthrop-University Hospital located in Long Island, New York is a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. WUH is very interested in attaining both knowledge, and wisdom. The key to doing this says, Uldrich, is "learning how to unlearn."

Hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”— Uldrich will discuss with WUH just why unlearning is such a critical skill necessary to forge ahead in the medical field. Having addressed such healthcare clients as the American Medical Association, United Healthcare, Allina, and St. Jude's Medical, among others, Uldrich is well versed in healthcare trends, and in "Unearning."

A best selling author of eleven books, including Foresight 20/20, he is also the founder of The School of Unlearning - an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy dedicated to helping business, governments, and non-profit organizations prepare for and profit from periods of profound transformation.

Uldrich says, "We live in a world where 'constant change is the only constant.' New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business, before they can seize tomorrow’s opportunities."

One of Uldrich's primary goals for the event is to help WUH audience members identify concrete actions they can take today to future-proof themselves against “the tides of tomorrow.” To that end, Uldrich will follow up his keynote with a Strategic Planning session and facilitate a round table discussion on “The Big AHA: How To Future Proof WUH Leaders Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today.” During his follow up, he will share insights from his upcoming book, "Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today," outline the ten trends that will transform the world of tomorrow, and help the WUH leaders develop action plans based on the day's discoveries.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about either the event or interviewing Jack can contact Amy Tomczyk at (651) 343.0660.

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