The healthcare system of the future

Switzerland’s leading platform for the healthcare industry is being staged for the third time at the end of January and will be coming to Basel this year.
Future Health

The Dutch healthcare system has had electronic patient dossiers (EPD) for five years now and the EPD is being introduced in Switzerland in April 2020 – a move that is set to bring major changes to the healthcare system. This topic fits in ideally with Future Health Basel – the conference for selected national and international decision-makers and change-makers in the healthcare sector. The conference is an initiative of the Swiss Economic Forum and the Chamber of Commerce of the two Basel cantons, and aims to strengthen and better network the Swiss healthcare industry. Digitisation of the healthcare system is progressing at a rapid pace. While the life sciences and medtech industry are achieving first-class medical feats with their innovative technologies and therapies, these are frequently complex and correspondingly costly, at times prompting the delicate question as to how much a human life is worth. Can we afford the latest therapies? How do we promote a smooth flow of data and information without jeopardising our privacy, and how do we get all the players to work along the same lines? Future Health Basel 2020 will be looking for answers to these questions.

From different perspectives
The electronic patient dossier in Switzerland is one of five topics being offered on the day of the congress, which is being staged in the format of “deep dive sessions” for immersion, in-depth study, reflection and discussion. The conference will be starting with papers on the question of “How do algorithms change the diagnostic process?” In the afternoon, following a networking lunch, a number of lecture sessions will be devoted to the questions of “How do we take better decisions?” and “What will make our healthcare system more efficient?”, moderated by doctor and book author Dr. med. Franziska Rubin. In addition to international keynote speakers and the most important actors of the Swiss healthcare system, patients will also be speaking at Future Health Basel. New congress formats make it possible for the inputs of speakers, start-ups and patients to be viewed from different perspectives.

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