Consumer interest in health and well-being is at an all-time high. As the average life expectancy rises, and more information becomes freely available, people are increasingly motivated to take better care of their health. There is a global trend toward preventative healthcare, as well as self-diagnosis and self-treatment.
These developments have profound implications for the healthcare industry, and for society generally. To properly manage the risks and solve the challenges of the changing healthcare landscape, we need to start a debate that explores some fundamental questions. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Together, we’re running a series of annual events and programs aimed at promoting debate on important topics in healthcare. We want to inspire the best minds in the field to come together, identify problems and work on solutions that will benefit humanity.