From October 27 through October 30, 2019, IHS Markit Technology (now part of Informa Tech), will be at the annual HLTH conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. As last year, the focus of this forum will be to “create” the future of health. More than 2700 companies, from various sectors and industries, public and private, national and international will join forces on tackling one of the most important topics of the 21st century – how to shape a new sustainable model for healthcare. The context of the HLTH conference is well aligned with this objective, with key players attending from medtech, pharma, and technology in addition to healthcare providers and healthcare payers.
Shane Walker, Principal Analyst, and Roeen Roashan, Senior Analyst, will be on the ground providing the latest research supporting the future development of healthcare, with critical insights on artificial intelligence, digital therapeutics, diagnostics, virtualization of the healthcare value chain and more. Click here to see our latest analysis on AI in healthcare.
The journey towards a sustainable model for healthcare will not be without hurdles. Demand for healthcare services will increase rapidly, due to advances in medicine, rising disease prevalence and aging populations. Ensuring healthcare access that is appropriate to such demand will require large investments to existing healthcare infrastructure – investments that will need to shape an exclusively value-based model for healthcare. Developing incremental or radical innovations in such an environment is a difficult task, and especially so with the need for evidence, which often lacks with new technologies or solutions. Historically, new solutions have been developed with a technology push, which worked well in a fee-for-service environment. In a value-based context, the industry must have a better understanding for the pressing needs of the healthcare sector, and develop new solutions through a need-based innovation model. So far need-based methods have been tested in a smaller scale, such as the Stanford Biodesign program
The HLTH conference brings all the key stakeholders together, and if large-scale need-based innovation should start somewhere, this is the place start. IHS Markit will be reporting continuously while at the conference, and will publish a post-conference summary.