Episode #2: The Future of Health    

Life Sciences Connect

Our health systems today comprise of a collection of disconnected services which are designed to diagnose and treat people once they are ill, often at a stage where they require acute interventions. As populations and their health needs have grown, the gap between demand and supply has increased and health inequalities have grown. 

Only a small and shrinking proportion of countries health care budgets have been focused on prevention. As a result, there is limited resilience in our health care systems and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our health care systems and their ability to respond to such an event.

Imagine instead a future based around health longevity where prevention and early diagnosis is a central tenant. Sophisticated tests and tools that mean most diagnosis and care takes place at home and importantly the consumer is at the centre of the health model. Will the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic enable such a Future of Health?

In the second episode of Life Sciences Connect, we explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move towards the Future of Health, where technology and data enable health care that is more personalised, predictive, preventative and participatory.

This episode is led by our host Karen Taylor. Karen is joined by John Haughey, Deloitte’s Global Life Sciences Consulting Lead and Sebastien Burnett, General Manager of ConvergeHEALTH Europe.

This episode explores:

  • How technology will be used to harness health data effectively and accelerate patient treatment pathways
  • How health data could be managed in the future by consumers, health care providers, employers, and other parties
  • The changing perceptions of health care on a national basis from the individual to wider health ecosystems
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on formal institutions, the adoption of new technologies, and the lessons learned for possible future pandemics

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