We are delighted to announce another major Future Agenda project – exploring the potential for more and better patient data to transform healthcare.
During the second half of 2017 a series of events are taking place around the world to bring together different views on how evolutions in data creation, availability and sharing are providing greater autonomy, control and access to patient information while simultaneously ensuring safety and security. Following the well-regarded Future Agenda format, these will be discussions between experts in health, data and adjacent areas exploring how the emerging shifts may evolve, play out and with what implications.
This is the emerging view of some of the key issues that different organisations believe will have impact how we access, share and make better use of patient data. This is the starting point for a wider global discussion that will highlight the most important shifts taking place, their likely effect and implications – as well as the associated security and safety concerns.
Investigating the topic from the perspectives of hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, health-care providers, technology firms, advisors, researchers, medical device manufacturers, data managers and regulators, this initiative will not only highlight the global issues but also focus on regional differences and implications.
As with other recent Future Agenda projects on the Future of Trade, Cities and Philanthropy, the Future of Patient Data will produce a comprehensive view of what many different organisations and experts around the world see as the likely direction over the next decade. The resulting report will identify the key benefits, enablers and constraints and where are the major areas for further research, innovation and collaboration.
For this project we have assembled a superb combination of events with hosts including leading companies, universities and governments. The current schedule of events is:
Dubai (27th September) hosted by Herman Miller
Johannesburg (10th October) hosted by Discovery Health
Oslo (30th October) hosted by Accenture
Brussels (9th November) hosted by UCB
Sydney (15th November) co-hosted by TAL, Telstra and Pfizer
Singapore (13th or 20th November) hosted by Accenture
Mumbai (23rd November) co-hosted by Tata Consulting Services
Toronto (early December) co-hosted by Cisco and York University
San Francisco (early December) host TBC
Boston (early December) host TBC
London (14th December) hosted by Accenture
We are also looking at adding extra events as diaries allow in Copenhagen, Munich, Sao Paulo and Tel-Aviv.
As usual, throughout out the project we will share new insights gained from these discussions on Linked-In, SlideShare, Flickr and twitter so that others can comment, add to and challenge the views as they develop. Once the workshops are complete, we will compile a final report similar in format to the recent Future of Cities.