The Future of Healthcare with Dr. Zayna Khayat

Boomer Anderson
March 27, 2018
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What we really have is a fundamental disequilibrium between the demand for health services by a population that’s growing in size, staying alive longer and accumulating illness and disease and a system that was designed not for that volume and scale and complexity and therefore it can’t meet the demands.

And so, when demand exceeds supply, it's the perfect breeding ground to do things differently

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About the Guest: Dr. Zayna Khayat

Zayna is the Future Strategist at Saint Elizabeth a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on home care. In 2017, Zayna was on secondment from MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in Toronto, Canada to the REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen, Netherlands (January to December 2017). At the REshape Center, she was their “Innovation Sherpa in Chief”, working on several key initiatives to strengthen the Dutch health innovation ecosystem.

At MaRS, Zayna lead the Health System Innovation platform from 2014 to 2017, helping smooth the path to adoption of health innovation by health and care systems in Canada and around the world.

Zayna is adjunct faculty with the Rotman School of Management in the Health Sector Strategy stream.

Zayna completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a long career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Dr. Khayat has been on the Faculty of Singularity University (Exponential Medicine) since 2016. I met Dr. Khayat through Singularity University in the Netherlands.

Key Highlights from the Future of Healthcare Podcast:

  • What is the current status of healthcare?
  • Why is the postal code you grow up in the greatest determinant of your health
  • What are the 3 big forces coming together to change healthcare
  • Zayna's six pillars or shifts for the future of healthcare
  • How data from your social media account is leading to the ability to predict disease
  • The current status of wearable technology
  • The future of technology and healthcare
  • What are the current ethical discussions around AI and CRISPR?

Additional Resources for the Future of Healthcare:

The Final Three Questions: Dr. Zayna Khayat

What is the number one tool or technology Zayna uses to become more superhuman?

What is Zayna's best advice for boosting cognition?

What is the best book Zayna has read on peak performance?

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