There’s a famous saying that “Ideas are cheap, execution is everything”.
Having lived through some moments where my ideas were instantly ‘adopted’ elsewhere, rapidly proliferating, while I was still dragging my feet around it, living in a cocoon of grandiosity. It was clear that while I was thinking about those ideas, perhaps thousands, if not millions of people were having the very same idea. Unfortunately what matters is how those ideas are translated into reality.
The culture of sharing ideas must be cultivated. Breaking down barriers to communications between different specialties and industries will be important if we are to make significant advances in technology. The unfounded fear that your ideas might be hijacked will only hamper its execution.
Although the intellectual property (IP) rights must be respected, early ideas are likely not unique to that individual. Once the ideas become a tangible project, talking about IP rights become more apt.
In Healthcare, the communication between healthcare and technology professionals must be as seamless as possible. Developing digital solutions for healthcare requires a clear understanding of the processes and its complexities. This aids in developing meaningful and impactful solutions for healthcare.
The next time you have an idea, develop it by sharing with a clear plan of bringing it into reality.