Meet the Ministers
Ministers shared their experiences on engaging patients, clinicians and managers to identify and reduce low-value care and errors in their system. Ministers also discussed new health care technologies. Innovation in medical technology such as biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and information and communication technology has helped improve health outcomes, changed the global understanding of disease, and transformed the delivery of health care services. However, technologies today increasingly come at a very high cost, and the aspiration to provide them to the population is often limited by budget and fiscal considerations. Ministers discussed these challenges through three parallel sessions.