Creating the “Next Healthcare System”

Panel Explores the Game-Changing Potential of Digital Technologies to Transform Healthcare

 Barcelona, Spain—12 November 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a spotlight session this afternoon at ISPOR Europe 2018, “Healthcare X.0: Digital Technologies and Creation of Value” [IP4], that explored how digital technologies are creating the next generation healthcare system in Europe and beyond.

Speakers for this session included:

  • Moderator: Andrew Rosner, MBA, Syneos Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • John Hernandez, PhD, Google Brain, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • John G. Singer, Wipro Limited, New York, NY, USA
  • Egge van der Poel, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Violeta Isabel Perez-Nueno, PhD, European Commission, Luxembourg

Digital technologies have the game-changing potential to create and deliver substantial improvements in healthcare. In fact, the very nature of healthcare valuation and delivery is being redefined with the rise of digital. These technologies also offer the opportunity for health economics and outcomes researchers to participate in the co-creation of the “next healthcare system.”

The panel discussed an ambitious digital health initiative by the European Commission to create a Digital Single Market that seeks to design a Europe-wide ecosystem of data-driven healthcare. The panel examined issues from both a European and global perspective. Key themes that the panel anticipates impacting next generation healthcare included standardization and evidence rigor of digitally-enabled insights into outcomes measurement, transparency and reliability of digital data sources, value creation created by interoperability, and the impact of digitally-supported solutions.

ISPOR is recognized globally as the leading professional society in HEOR and its role in improving healthcare decisions. ISPOR Europe 2018 is the leading HEOR conference in Europe and draws more than 5000 healthcare stakeholders, including researchers and academicians, assessors and regulators, payers and policy makers, the life sciences industry, and patient engagement organizations.

Additional information on ISPOR Europe 2018 can be found here. Released presentations from the conference can be found here. Interested parties can follow news and developments from the conference on social media using the hashtag #ISPORBarcelona.



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