Robert Wood Johnson & the Long-run

Referencing my post on short-term vs long-term focus in philanthropy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asks for ideas via their blog:

Last Friday, in his thoughtful blog, Tactical Philanthropy, Sean Stannard-Stockton, wrote about the often-missed opportunity philanthropies have to focus on the long run…

On the Pioneer Portfolio, we’re interested in understanding those long-term trends, because they are driven by forces and create conditions that make today’s radical ideas tomorrow’s successes.

Recently, we’ve been watching trends of patient empowerment, IT/communications technology, and data mining/rapid learning. What trends are you watching and what implications do you think they have—long term—for health and health care?

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