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Summary of Thinkathon – Health Care and Lessons From COVID

COVID has taught us that technology can be deployed quickly to facilitate a Pandemic response. What will the future of health care be in a digital age?

AI, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality – to deliver intelligent solutions for both evidence- and outcome-based health, and focusing on collaborative, preventative care.

Democratisation of access for healthcare.

Better treatment choice AI empowers clinical decision-making and ensures the right interventions and treatments are customised to each patient, creating a personalised approach to care.

More efficient diagnosis: Repetitive, uncomplicated tasks can be performed more accurately by AI-enabled systems, reducing physician error and enabling early diagnosis and interventions before conditions become critical.

Faster drug development AI has the potential to enable faster development of life-saving drugs, saving billions in costs that can be transferred to health ecosystems.

Early disease prediction AI can help improve our approach to population health identifying specific demographics or geographies where population health issues exist, help to target and precisely implement education and treatment programs and reduce spending waste.

Country economies have spent a lot of time optimizing business for current conditions and expected slight variations but have been exposed as brittle and unprepared for material, even if not seismic, shifts. Healthcare in the US is a good example of this problem. We spend so much time trimming, optimizing, ringing efficiencies out of everything that we’ve been caught flat-footed by the pandemic even though we have an outstanding healthcare system. How can economies, local, national and global, remain flexible?

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Thinkathon – Health Care and Lessons From COVID Panelists


Thinkathon Moderator

Dr Jane Thomason

As Chief Inspiration Officer for Fintech.TV, I am a global thought leader for social impact and digital transformation and I aim to influence startups, governments, organisations, and industry on transformational opportunities of the digital economy. My job is to inspire and educate about social impact and digital transformation for social change. I am an advocate for ESG investments in emerging economies and enabling Frontier Technologies to accelerate achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Thinkathon Speaker

Helen Disney

Member, Innovate Finance, Women in Fintech Power List 2016 & Financial Technologist Founders 50, Listed as one of top 100 Most Inspirational Women in Blockchain* Founder of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. Unblocked makes Blockchain technology accessible for a non-technical business audience. We act as a bridge between the technical and business worlds, helping executives to understand the opportunity Blockchain technology offers their business.

Thinkathon Speaker

Dr Alex Cahana

Conceptualist, HealthCare Ecosystem Designer, Digiceutical Integrator and Theme Developer. My areas of passion are WellBeing, Pain, Social Determinants of Health, Systems Engineering, Blockchain and Phenomenology. He loves to offer big-picture, cross-disciplinary advice, strategically assess new ventures and design disruptive solutions in Healthcare. He believes by ‘blockchainizing” Healthcare we can transform people from passive health service consumers into active, self-sovereign Health and Wealth producers.

Thinkathon Speaker

Dr Robert Laidlaw

Dr Robert Laidlaw is the Founder & Executive Director of Secure Health Chain, an Australian digital health startup that is harnessing the real power of health data. We have built a suite of digital solutions to achieve this. In recent weeks we have partnered with Accubits to bring the RebuildTheChain pandemic management platform down-under. RTC uses real-time patient data to scale back the current debilitating population lockdown gradually. It also has a self-identification symptoms tracker to take the strain off our public and private hospitals by allowing patients to self declare any symptoms before they even arrive at our institutions.

Thinkathon Speaker

John Kamara

John Kamara is the Founder of afyarekod and Adalabs. He is a Tech Entrepreneur using smart technology to drive exponential growth in data driven organisations. Visionary and thought leader with experience in new markets and vertical across multiple sectors. John Kamara has over 15 years experience in business strategy, digital technology and development while being heavily involved in business growth and building new markets for various companies.

Thinkathon Speaker

Jacky Wright

Jacky Wright is a transformational global leader, innovative technologist and recognized STEM advocate. A senior executive whose career spans multiple industries, Jacky is currently Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President for Microsoft US, where she helps businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform.

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