Stephen predicted many of the ramifications of the internet in a 14-page national article by John May for the UK Telegraph in 1994. Later in 2000 he stated that the next fundamental change to the internet would not be technical in nature, but when at least three legal instruments could be embedded into the DNA of the Internet we would see, for the first time in human history, the aggregation of our collective demand for consumables and services would match the power of the existing supply structures including the health sector. That day has now come. Stephen can describe what that actually means from a health systems, provider and patient perspective.
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Validating the value of our collective resources via a patient’s experience
Presenting with Kathryn Alexander
Saturday 1 September | View program for more details
Following over 2 years of interviews, discussions, planning, R&D and development in the City of Logan the first batch of 40 people who wanted to be some place other than where their diagnosis/prognosis indicated they were heading, were given sufficient skills and knowhow to determine where they wanted to be on their journey.
Then with the new capacity to better collaborate with their care providers and assess what resources might help them most, having factored in their condition, circumstances, evidence and any input/ advice of their care provider, they embarked on a year of monitoring.
Kathryn will show some examples of individual and collective results, findings and indications that include improvements over time for their health capacity, their confidence and motivation and the value of implementing self-determined key solutions in overcoming their barriers.
Stephen will illustrate how the raw data, analytics and knowledge harvested from information collected by each person on their defined journey can complement existing population-based data to improve regional productivity. This approach will also assist regions to better leverage the use of resources and services that demonstrate most value to get people to where they need to be and pave the way for new funding models of care.