Healthcare Innovation Congress
I am chairing the first day of the International Healthcare Innovation Congress which takes place in London on 17-19 October 2006. Its topic will be health informatics and it has presenters from UK, Canada, France and Denmark. The rest of the congress examines other areas of innovation.
The healthcare innovation market is growing rapidly, with more funding and investment being added. The congress offers a forum for primary and secondary healthcare providers to share and develop strategies to address the changing nature of healthcare delivery.
The UK government is consulting on the proposed white paper Health Outside Hospitals and plans are already in place for NHS services to be contracted out to the independent and private sectors. This fundamentaly affects all healthcare stakeholders and creates fresh opportunities.