Interacting with a Global Healthcare System

  • April 20, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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In association with London Futurists, Health 2.0 London brings you a pioneering event examining the future of Global Healthcare, with a talk by Dr Lois Macklin, a leading Canadian futurist.

The 21st century heralds the era of doctors and patients without borders. The internet, combined with advances in digital technologies and affordable international travel, has severed the geographic links between healthcare providers and consumers, offering new options to receive and deliver healthcare services, information and products that were previously unavailable. The result is a burgeoning global health care system shaped by personal need, economic opportunity and technological innovation.
Healthcare delivery provides a classic example of the tension between individual and collective rights. The new system lacks both regulation and control. While digitally empowered individuals are driving the growth of this new global healthcare system, its trans-boundary nature is forcing a re-evaluation of national healthcare policy, established standards of practice and current business models. Many global jurisdictions and private sector players have undertaken significant investment strategies to capitalize on a growing global market potentially worth trillions of dollars. The challenge for all is to understand the relevance and future implications of this rapidly evolving contextual environment.
The intersection between healthcare and digital technologies will continue to create significant decision making uncertainty for consumers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and private investors. In her presentation, Canadian futurist, Dr. Lois Macklin will examine the forces and factors that will shape global healthcare in the future. She will provide new insights into emerging opportunities and identify potential economic, legal and social challenges presented by a global healthcare system.

 

Dr. Lois Macklin   B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., RPF

Dr. Macklin offers expertise in the generation of advanced business intelligence, strategic decision making and Foresight.

She has recently returned to the private sector after a ten year career with the government of Alberta; her most recent role being that of Principal Business Advisor for Foresight at Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures, a provincially owned research organization.

In that position, Dr. Macklin had responsibility for the conceptualization and implementation of Foresight activities designed to inform current policy decisions in a way that would strategically position the province of Alberta as a global innovation and research leader. Her work covered various topics of significance to Alberta, including the future of healthcare.

Prior to joining the Alberta government, Dr. Macklin headed a consulting firm that provided a suite of management and planning activities for resource-based industries in western Canada.

Dr. Macklin has a Doctorate Degree in Strategic Policy Development. Her research focused on using Scenario-based planning to improve the public policy development process. She is a member of the World Future Society, the Association of Professional Futurists, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the College of Alberta Professional Foresters.

Dr. Macklin can be contacted at (780)[masked] or [masked]

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  • david s.

    I really enjoyed the presentation and Lois and I are meeting for lunch to talk further, next week.
    Thanks for the contact.

    May 5, 2013

  • Paloma T.

    Fantastic speech, remember to upload the PPT!

    2 · April 21, 2013

    • Paloma T.

      Or on the Navigation bar, click on More then on Files

      April 22, 2013

    • Jen F.

      oooh just got the email with the fileshare link. Thank you :) Discussing the talk at work here. Thank you

      April 22, 2013

  • Donny W.

    I learned a lot and enjoyed trying out the toys Manish brought.

    April 22, 2013

  • Maria M.

    Thank you Health 2.0, this was my first meet up and I really enjoyed the presentations. In general well organised and with a very interesting topic. Dr Mackling gave me some new insights to the characteristics and trends of global health today. I will definitely be visiting future meet ups as well.

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      Thanks Maria - hope to see you at a future event

      April 21, 2013

  • Nayanabhiram K.

    This is odd. I never RSVP'd for this event.

    April 20, 2013

    • Maneesh J.

      I think there was a problem with meetup.com

      April 21, 2013

  • Jen F.

    Spot on issues relating to what I do in healthcare for surgeons, physicians, carers and for the end patients. Thank you Maneesh for a well organised meet and Lois was great! Safe flight back!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Karl K.

    Very interesting in terms of thinking about new health care deploy-able models.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • terence f.

    a good overbiew introducing a perspective of the future at a lower level of futurism than usual

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Kevin Q.

    Very sorry. I am now unable to make it. Wish I could.

    April 20, 2013

  • Julian W.

    Releasing space

    April 20, 2013

  • Sunny S.

    So sorry, I was supposed to pick someone up arriving from Paris this morning but now he missed his train and is late

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had already RSVP 'NO', hence not sure why this was set at YES.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ricky K.

    Sorry cant make it anymore.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ludovic A.

    Hi Maneesh/All, am very annoyed to miss this but I need to fly out to Bulgaria for work on saturday.. :o( - I hope you enjoy the event. Ludovic

    April 18, 2013

  • Jacky P.

    sorry I can't make this event.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies unable to make now

    April 16, 2013

  • Carl T.

    Sorry! Not able to attend this one...

    April 15, 2013

  • Caroline R.

    Sorry, can't make it anymore. C

    April 15, 2013

  • Idalia D.

    Regretfully, can not make it anymore :(

    April 11, 2013

  • Vijay R.

    Hi, I edit a free community magazine Health & Happiness 4 You. I would like to attend this event. Thanks

    April 7, 2013

  • Colby B.

    Guest: Gideon Benari, Solvency II Wire

    April 4, 2013

  • Ludovic A.

    I am sure this one will be as good as the others! Cheers.

    March 10, 2013

  • Maneesh J.

    Yes, it promises to be a thought provoking event :-)

    February 25, 2013

  • Mitra M.

    Sounds really interesting. Very much looking forward to attending.

    February 25, 2013

  • david s.

    Look forward to it

    February 18, 2013

  • Kevin Q.

    Looking forward to it.

    January 16, 2013

  • Colby B.

    Guest: Gideon Benari, Solvency II Wire

    January 15, 2013

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