- Healthcare Innovation and Leadership
- The Future of Healthcare
- Managing the Pace of Change
About Ian Morrison:
Ian is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish wit.
Ian has written, lectured, and consulted on a wide variety of forecasting, strategy, and health care topics for government, industry and nonprofit organizations in worldwide. His audiences have ranged from the boards of Fortune 100 companies to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Ian has worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in health care, manufacturing, information technology and financial services. He is a frequent commentator on the future for television, radio, and the print media.
Ian is the author of Leading Change in Health Care: Building a Viable System for Today and Tomorrow (AHA Press/Health Forum, 2011), and Healthcare in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2002). His previous book: The Second Curve – Managing The Velocity of Change (Ballantine, 1996) was a New York Times Business Bestseller and Businessweek Bestseller. Ian has co-authored several books and chapters, including Future Tense: The Business Realities of the Next Ten Years (William Morrow, 1994) and Looking Ahead at American Health Care (McGraw-Hill, 1988). He also has co-authored numerous journal articles for publications such as Chief Executive, Across the Board, The British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs.
Ian is a founding partner in Strategic Health Perspectives (SHP), (a forecasting service for clients in the health care industry), along with joint venture partners Harris Interactive and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Ian is President Emeritus of the Institute for the Future (IFTF). From 1996-1999, Ian was retained by Accenture as Chairman of the Health Futures Forum, in that capacity he chaired a number of Health Futures Forums in Asia, Australasia, and North America.
Before coming to IFTF in 1985, Ian spent seven years in British Columbia, Canada, in a variety of research, teaching, and consulting positions. He holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in urban studies from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. in geography from theUniversity of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He recently joined the board of the New Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles. Ian also served as a member of the Stakeholders Advisory Committee of the Program for Health Systems Improvement at Harvard University.