Health and Environment Theme: Disruptive Innovations: Transforming Healthcare and Environmental Systems
As health care systems globally strive to balance the achievement of high quality healthcare with universal access and low costs, the need for innovative and evidence based approaches have never been more imperative. Most of the progress in health systems operations and goal-attainment in health care in the past several decades have been incremental and modest.
To accelerate the pace of concurrent attainment of healthcare objectives, disruptive innovations which emphasize value rather than volume of health care services, and which incorporates sound ethical principles in efforts to address health disparities, reduce waste in health care delivery and limit costs through appropriate health technology assessment.
Similar considerations apply in the environmental sector. Disruptive innovations in environmental management entail process that takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established practices. Such simple but disruptive initiatives relate, for example, to reorienting personal and corporate attitudes to waste management and environmental sustainability as well as to approaches to manage climate change at global level. Innovation Arabia 11 Conference - Health and Environment track - welcomes innovative studies on how to improve health and environmental systems nationally, regionally and internationally.