Sharing a stage to reshape the future of medicine
At Northwell Health, I have challenged our more than 1,000 researchers and scientists to look beyond the walls of our institution to change the future of medicine. We've made a commitment to leverage our leadership among the world's great medical institutions to offer the health care industry a platform to share ideas, build networks and drive growth.
Next week, we will convene our first innovation summit called The Constellation Forum, which will gather a group of leaders in bioelectronic medicine and other areas to foster strategic partnerships, optimize scientific outcomes and hopefully elevate the importance of collaboration as a means to find innovative solutions to the most pressing health care challenges facing the industry.
For the Constellation Forum, we will accomplish this by bringing together like-minded individuals such as the CMO's of both CVS and Walgreens. Just as retailers have storefronts across the street from one other to drive more traffic, we're setting out to build bridges among organizations to share ideas and hopefully create inspired partnerships for the greater good.
We hear the words innovate and innovation often. But we now recognize that the path to true innovation to tackle seemingly intractable problems is not to compete, but know when to cooperate, collaborate, integrate, aggregate or just plain communicate.
At a time when the nation is divided, we hope that more and more organizations, especially in the health care arena will recognize the long-term value to their stakeholders, and their own success, through such collaboration.
This op-ed appeared in Thrive Global.