World Health Summit Book of Proceedings
We are pleased to present to you the World Health Summit Book of Proceedings. This book summarizes the results and recommendations that have been developed within the focus topics of the past 12 months. Written up as a lively document each chapter gives a comprehensive introduction into a topic, lists the major challenges summarizes the essentials of the discussion and sums up key messages and recommendations.
The Book of Proceedings can be downloaded here.
World Health Summit - Personalities
Director of ICT for Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA
Matt Berg was named one of the 100 most influential people 2010 by Time Magazine.
He was born in 1978 in a small village of Cameroon and grew up in Senegal. Matt Berg graduated with honours from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 2000. He has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Matt is a director at the Earth Institute at Columbia University responsible for the design and implementation of technology for the Millennium Villages Project, a project working with communities in 10 sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is a key leader in the work to improve health care for hundreds of thousands of people in Africa using the most ubiquitous communication device in modern history – the mobile phone.
Sessions at the World Health Summit
Working Session “Information Technology: New Horizons in Health Care”
What about tomorrow?
Many governments and other political players are currently facing the same questions: How should we best invest in IT to improve healthcare? Which strategies work and which do not? What do we need in order to get started?
In addition to the role of technology in innovative provision, IT is now a significant contributor to healthcare systems, as it provides a key enabler for understanding the health needs of the population as well as of connecting payers and providers.
Working Session on October 12th, 2010, 10:30-12:30, Room "Bier"
World Health Summit Network
The M8 Alliance and its Members
The “M8 Alliance of Academies, Universities, and Health Centers” was officially inaugurated on October 14th, 2009, on the occasion of the 1st World Health Summit as a medical and scientific forum of excellence. It is composed of a network of prestigious medical institutions to deal with scientific, political, and economic issues related to medicine and public health, together with stakeholders from politics and industry at the national, European, and international levels. The World Health Summit will be the central platform of the M8 Alliance.
The Power of Technology to Transform Health
Bill Crounse, MD Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation
As the world’s population continues to grow and age, our existing healthcare systems are struggling to keep up with the growing demand and escalating complexities. To ensure everyone has safe and effective access to care, we must find a way to deliver high quality care in a sustainable, cost-effective way. Technology is a key enabler of this change. Since Healthcare is one of the most information-intensive sectors of the economy, an explosion of data occurs.
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