Future of Hospitals online forecasting game

My Institute for the Future colleague Bradley Kreit and collaborators have launched a new online forecasting game you can play today and tomorrow about the future of hospitals. From a press release:

The Future of the Hospital, created and produced by Institute for the Future (IFTF) with the sponsorship of the California Health Care Foundation and Guidon Performance Solutions, is an online forecasting game designed to inspire a conversation about a new 21st century role for community hospitals, starting from the ground up—drawing on the insights of health and health care experts as well as ordinary people all over the world…

Players watch a brief 2-minute research-based scenario video, then share brief Twitter-length ideas, or cards that inspire chain reactions and linked brainstorms on topics by other players. The outcome will be an aggregation of new ideas, opportunities and solutions for community hospitals...

Sponsors will take the best of the “big ideas” generated from the analysis post event and integrate them into best practices and strategies for community hospitals across the country. Following the game, a post game summary with be available to the pubic highlighting key ideas that will be available to all game players.

Future of Hospitals


  1. Interesting. What about the 80% of the world’s population that does not have access to hospitals or clinics?

    That’s one reason the book “Where There Is No Doctor” has been translated into 88 languages. We’re having it translated into Bambara for use in Mali, where a humanitarian crisis is rapidly unfolding. http://dokotoro.org/

  2. I wonder if there’s a “card” for “Private Equity just bought your hospital and laid off half the nurses.  Good luck!”

  3. Okay, I WANT one of those.  Probably don’t NEED it, but WANT trumps need 9 times out of 10.  

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