Game FAQ & Help

What is the goal of the Future of the Hospital game?

The goal is to inspire a conversation about a new 21st century role for community hospitals, starting from the ground up—drawing on the insights of experts as well as ordinary people all over the world.

How does it work?

Future of the Hospital is a collaborative forecasting game designed to bring together networks and voices from all over the world—previously unlinked—to create insights for change. The game will give people the opportunity to think together about best and worst case scenarios.

How long does it take to play?

Some players will spend 5 minutes reviewing what other players are saying, others will play for a few hours while the game is live and track their score on the leaderboard. Warning: once you start it may be hard to stop!  The game will only be open for 24 hours.

Where is it?

You can participate wherever you happen to be on January 8-9—all you need is Internet access!

What does participation involve?

There are many paths to participate:

  • watch the 2 minute future scenario video,
  • share your thoughts about the future of the hospital via a twitter-length microforecast, and
  • respond to what other players have shared.

Will I see the results from the game?

You can see player responses at any point during the game on the game dashboard. Game guides will also highlight interesting ideas and winning chain reactions with awards and shout-outs in the game blog.

Why the hospital?

With over 35 million admissions annually, totaling over $677 billion in costs, the almost 2000 rural plus 3000 urban community hospitals presently play an integral part in the health care and safety net infrastructure of this country. But technological, social, and economic forces are chipping away at our hospital-centric medical model, making the role that the community hospital will play less certain.

Where can I find out more?

What do I do if I have questions?

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