OECD workshop sponsored by the
ICTs and the Health Sector:
Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models
(published October 2013)
About the workshop
This invitation-only workshop reviewed how new high-speed and mobile applications, connected devices, social networks, and related cutting-edge smart technological developments can provide unique and unprecedented opportunities for developing an environment and services that can help address the health and wellness challenges of our ageing society, stimulating collaboration and innovation on a global scale. These technological developments promise to deliver innovative ways of meeting patients’ needs for care and support in the context of health systems that are committed to the provision of care but have limited resources. The OECD and the US-NSF built on discussions at the workshop to identify priorities for an international research and policy agenda.
Specifically, the aims of the workshop were to:
Organisation and participants
The workshop was organised around three plenary sessions followed by round table discussions and included three break-out sessions. The nature of the meeting was intended to be multidisciplinary and interactive in several aspects. It included a broad range of international speakers and participants, bringing together policymakers, patients and the business, clinical and research communities of the OECD countries.
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