With the world’s population increasing and everyone living longer, healthcare costs continue to rise. But models of treatment delivery are rapidly changing, and many of the decisions behind those changes are being driven by data. This is helping to reduce costs.
Big Data in healthcare is being used to predict epidemics, cure disease, improve quality of life and avoid preventable deaths. For the patient it will mean better, quicker and cheaper diagnosis and treatment, and better information about health care providers. The benefits of mass information need to be realised with due care and attention to the protection of personal data.
A balance must be found between privacy, security and innovation to improve administration of healthcare services, and increase efficiency. The right balance will lead to a healthier and wealthier Europe.
This Science|Business Network Dinner will explore the right balance for healthcare, whilst also addressing other related questions.