We are witnessing a growing revolution around the provision of healthcare. Much is being driven by the proliferation of medical data and the technology that supports this. As the pressures on healthcare providers continue to escalate, the better collection, management and use of more patient-specific information provides a significant opportunity for innovation and change. The Future Agenda team made this, the Future of Patient Data, the focus of our major Open Foresight project for 2017/18 – 12 discussions across 11 countries, gathering views from over 300 experts.
This report shares the findings from the Future of Patient Data research project. It highlights several important emerging issues that are the source of major differences of opinion around the world. These include how to best accommodate rising data sovereignty concerns, the privatisation of health information and the growing value of health data. Some of the challenges and opportunities are technical in nature, but many are concerned with different ethical, philosophical and cultural approaches to health and how we treat the sick in society.Download full report
With the adoption of new technologies, particularly with a more patient-centric healthcare approach, we are on the cusp of a significant step forward.
Four obstacles need to be overcome so that the wider ambitions for and opportunities from better use of patient data can be achieved.
There are key areas for patient data to improve efficiency and drive innovation: In all fields there are considerable benefits to be gained.
Around the world, four issues are emerging in some pivotal areas – each could have manifest impact on how the future of patient data plays out.
There is great potential for the future of patient data but also lots of challenges. To provoke further dialogue we suggest a number of questions to be addressed.
Details of the key insights from the twelve global discussions plus rankings of all views on the future of patient data by location.
This is an accompanying presentation used for public conferences and to kick off briefings within organisations. It provides a summary of the research and highlights some of the key insights. It is available to download both as a PDF and also to view on SlideShare.Download PDF View on SlideShare
In June 2018 we ran the first of several follow-on workshops exploring key implications at a country level. Undertaken in Copenhagen in partnership with DTU Business, this is the report from this discussion exploring the future implications for Denmark.Download PDF View on SlideShare
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Data is now a key raw material of business, government, and society. It is cheap, widely available, and relatively easy to access, and its use influences almost all aspects of how our society works.
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Future Agenda runs the world’s largest open foresight programme and provides strategic advice to leading organisations globally. In 2010 and 2015 we undertook major worldwide research leading hundreds of expert workshops across over 20 topics. The insights from these discussions have been shared online and in two major publications – 'The World in 2020' and ' The World in 2025'.
Each year, the Future Agenda team undertakes in-depth global open foresight research projects on key themes of interest. In 2016 the focus was the Future of Cities. In 2017 it was the Future of Philanthropy and the Future of Patient Data. For 2018 the focus was the Future Value of Data and the Future of Digital Identity. Alongside Autonomous Vehicles, other topics for 2019 are the Future of Digital Education and the Future of Land Use. All our research is openly shared under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial license.