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Healthcare is no longer about diagnosing and treating acute illness. The greater cost-effectiveness of prevention offers additional benefits for governments, payers, and care providers.

Wellcare refers to the shift away from traditional models of episodic clinical care delivery towards more pervasive, yet unobtrusive, systems of wellness monitoring and optimisation at home and in everyday life. Existing as well as emerging technologies can enable remote monitoring, ambient sensors, and more efficient care outside of clinics and hospitals. This Wellcare movement coincides with new challenges in changing population demographics, rising costs of care, and new diseases.

This transformation of healthcare does not just apply to developed countries as developing regions can also draw upon and evolve systems, which deliver accessibility and efficiency to improve outcomes and decrease costs. Yet these changes will also test the limits of existing legislation, especially in the areas of policy around privacy, data security, regulations and reimbursement.

The Innovating Care Asia Pacific 2017 (ICAP) conference brings together government leaders, healthcare stakeholders and industry players to share ideas and innovations as healthcare systems in the Asia Pacific region transition from conventional medical and healthcare paradigms towards preventive wellness (Wellcare) models. This will be the forum for the sharing of ideas and lessons on how we can collectively best turn the challenges into opportunities for improving the health of people throughout the region.

Innovations on structural considerations that need to take place for delivering care in the future.

  1. Care Models
    How should care models evolve to improve quality, cost effectiveness and accessibility to care in a fully integrated care model?
  2. Policy Change
    What are the policy changes required to support the care model changes from current traditional care models to preventive care models so as to improve accessibility of care, lower cost of care and enhance quality at national / regional / healthcare provider levels?
  3. Funding & Reimbursement
    How should funding and reimbursement models evolve to support Wellcare?
  4. Payers/Insurers
    The role of payers/insurance companies in incentivising lifestyle and behavioural changes in preventive care models.

To respond to the ever-changing landscape of care, governments and care organisations are looking for innovative ways to provide high-quality care to all while managing cost.

  1. Managing Change
    What healthcare leaders need to understand about innovation, cultural change and implementation.
  2. Social and Economic Change
    What are the social and economic impacts to consider for innovating care for the future?
  3. Managing Utilisation
    How organisations are able to moderate utilisation, manage population health, and get patients more involved in their own care?
  4. Care Delivery Change
    How healthcare organisations facing disruptive and massive change are able to build a resilient and adaptive culture in staff in order to welcome change, experiment, innovate and make the correct decisions.
  5. Disruptive Change
    To respond to disruptive change, what can health care leaders learn from other industries? What is required to develop creative approaches by drawing on new ideas from outside of healthcare?

What care delivery in the future should look like – accessibility to care, improved quality of life, and affordable care.

  1. Telemedicine
    Innovations around the removal of geographic constraints to care accessibility.
  2. Independent Living
    Innovations around in-home continuous monitoring and data collection, and other assistive technologies for the elderly and chronic diseases.
  3. Disease Management
    Innovations around chronic disease management through better data collection and monitoring for more appropriate intervention.
  4. Automation and Robotics
    Innovations that improve efficiency and effectiveness for a shrinking healthcare workforce.
  5. Data Analytics
    Innovations through the use of analytical tools that help family, caregivers, patients, physicians, and other healthcare stakeholders to identify value and opportunities.