Fast Company Impact Council health predictions for 2022

The search for health fairness—when each particular person has entry to high quality care and wellness sources—can be a key theme in 2022, in response to health executives and specialists on  the Fast Company Impact Council—an invitation-only collective of leaders from a variety of industries. Members shared their insights on the crucial for the healthcare business to grow to be extra inclusive—and the way employers would want to assume extra expansively in regards to the sorts of care it presents employees. Edited excerpts observe:

Melinda Richter, world head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JLABS)

“The long run is about health safety, health empowerment, and health fairness. Our complete infrastructure has not been set as much as detect illnesses shortly, to know what’s occurring in inhabitants, tips on how to readily assemble the system to get to [them]. We’re additionally seeing that folks want to have the ability to get care in their very own properties, and we’re going to want extra health providers and extra health information to have the ability to handle our personal health—and definitely safety and ethics is a large piece of that. We’ve seen with COVID-19 a disparate impression on impoverished communities, on underrepresented communities. And the one method we’re going to guard ourselves sooner or later is that if we make sure that all people has [access to] improvements.”


Stacey Stewart, president and CEO, March of Dimes

“I predict that we are going to be speaking into subsequent yr and past in regards to the long-term results of what we’re experiencing proper now. We are likely to focus proper now on deaths and instances of the pandemic we’re at completely not speaking about long run results on psychological health, particularly for girls. And, and I believe firms and authorities must be coming collectively another way to speak a couple of completely different strategy to psychological health this nation.”

Jennifer Tescher, president, CEO, and founder, Financial Health Network

“We should be connecting the dots between folks’s bodily health, their psychological health and their monetary health. We all know that the stress attributable to monetary problem can really trigger mobile injury and sickness. We all know that sickness can result in payments that catch folks, and in the end can ship them out of business. It’s not nearly sharing danger among the many events. It’s additionally about connecting up the assorted advantages and packages which are in the end going to make a distinction in folks’s lives and pondering holistically about them.”

Bryony Winn, president, Anthem Health Solutions

“Health turns into all people’s enterprise. CEOs and government groups have made a complete bunch of selections this yr round who’s allowed in places of work, what they should put on and how much their vaccines or remedies do you have got earlier than you’re allowed to go there. And I believe that is going to proceed. We are going to see an increase in chief health officers, in non-health care firms, as we take into consideration health broadly. Health belongs to all people.”

Jennifer Gottlieb, world president, Real Chemistry


“My prediction for 2022 is that the enterprise of healthcare will proceed to be digitally remodeled. We’ve got seen digital transformation in healthcare quick ahead 10 years—we wouldn’t have seen that had the pandemic not occurred. This ranges from scientific trials changing into extra digital and telehealth coming of age. I hope we’ll see is a deal with the aged inhabitants because it pertains to digital, and work must be executed for underserved populations, whether or not that’s socioeconomic or primarily based on racial disparities, associated to telehealth and associated to digital health.”