Healthcare is evolving.

Sometimes it seems slow and Darwinian, akin to his description of a gradual accumulation of small variations over long periods of time.

However, Darwinism also allows that the speed of evolutionary processes can be influenced by a variety of forcing mechanisms favoring change.  Healthcare evolution can feel more rapid as a system and a workforce adapt to external variables even while maintaining a central tenet and mission.

In healthcare, a silver lining from the current crisis is that new pressures are dislodging old constraints as a matter of necessity. This will enable the success of innovative approaches that seemed inevitable, but never really managed to arrive. Similar to evolution, life and optimal adaptation find a way.