The Age of Covid-19 and Beyond

Is this a new world order?

Has the covid-19 pandemic put a light on the cracks in our system ? (Arlen Meyers)

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, is Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, and Engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health, and founding President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at He is a serial entrepreneur and life science technology commercialization consultant and advisor. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.

Expertise in global bio entrepreneurship, education, and bioscience technology transfer led Arlen Meyers to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2007 and took him on two trips abroad between 2007-12. His work in the Business/Development Office at Kings College focused on comparisons and understandings of differences between the American and British approach to these globally significant areas of research and development. Meyers was also invited to spend time at the NHS Innovation Office in Manchester and the Institute for Medical Devices at Strathclyde.

Will the system change ?   Will you change ? Can we afford change ?

System changes can originate from the top to bottom, or from bottom to top.  Often it comes from both directions.   Take electronic health records for instance.  A few visionaries implemented electronic health records in their medical practices.  As this base grew other entities took note, vendors, government regulatory agencies, and large organizations, such as Health and Human Services, and even Congress.  The typical adoption cycle, the five stages of adoption are shown in the graphic here:

At the moment Covid-19 is the center of attention and all hope the outcome can be positive and wishful thinking indicates these changes may be a catalyst for good things in health care.  We all look for the silver lining on the cloud

Hope springs eternal....the power of.humanity.