"Range" by APB’s David Epstein Rated One of the Top Healthcare Books by "Business Insider"
13 Oct 2020
APB exclusive speaker David Epstein’s book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World is one of the best books to read if you want to disrupt US healthcare, according to Business Insider’s top young leaders who are working to transform healthcare. "It's not healthcare specific, but the idea of how doctors and AI can be helpful to each other I think is really, really poignant there," says Dr. Lily Peng, Group Product Manager at Google Health.
In today’s fast-changing world, healthcare organizations are looking to do more with less people—supplementing and even replacing specialized staff with agile generalists and problem solvers that can easily work across multiple disciplines. Increasing specialization in healthcare has been necessary, but also means that individual providers now see a smaller piece of the total health puzzle than ever before—a trend that has led to some eyebrow-raising outcomes.
In his talks, David discusses how generalists can enhance specialized environments, and how healthcare organizations can hire, develop, and cross-train to improve performance and the patient experience. Asserting that failing is the best way to learn and that frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers, Epstein’s fascinating talks share unexpected insights for anyone looking to lead and achieve in a fast-changing and increasingly complicated world.