Healthcare systems worldwide are facing an unprecedented combination of challenges – ageing populations, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and increasing pressure to reduce costs. The opportunity and need for innovation is immense. Healthcare organisations are complex and the needs of its users diverse.

New models of healthcare delivery are emerging which exploit digital communication and social networking technologies to deliver care remotely and actively engage people with managing their personal health and well-being. By leveraging the exponential growth in web and mobile technologies and the ingenuity of clinicians and consumer-centric entrepreneurs, Connected Health has the potential to transform the world of healthcare.

The Connected Health Forum will bring together policy makers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and leading healthcare and technology companies to identify opportunities, share progress and help shape the future of healthcare systems.

Stephen Todd