Nearly 2,000 innovators, government officials and healthcare professionals form over 100 regions had gathered for discussing about the medical innovation across the areas including mental health, viral disease as well as human-centered restructures of the global healthcare systems. The gathering had taken place on 13th and 14th November 1028 as part of WISH (World Innovation Summit for Health) 2018. WISH is a part of Qatar Foundation’s undertaking for fostering “evidence-based” practices and ideas in medical field.
Plans Griped Up In the Session
Panellists during the group discussion had developed plans for griping up innovative ways for restructuring the healthcare systems and most importantly relations between patients and healthcare providers. This approach consequently helps in redefining relationship between patients, doctors and healthcare institutions as well for creating healthy human-concentrated services with the patients as applicants and co-managing their health issues.
The panellists discussed about the modern healthcare systems where the patients are not given the choice for treating their illness themselves and doctors are framed as playing an “all-knowing” role. However, the new healthcare structure would approach patients as individuals and not revenue streams.
Many companies such as Prescribe are focusing on healthcare structuring and are of the point of view that countries such as Middle East & Africa shouldn’t be adopting Western medical systems. Stacy Chang, Dell Medical School’s designing executive director at Austin University of Texas had mentioned that socioeconomic status of the patients should enable them to gain better information be eliminating the need for physicians, which in turn would lower treatment costs as well.
Panellists further outlined regarding Viral Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B, which is a prominent global health threat today that is affecting millions of people on an annual basis to be successfully eliminated by 2030.
Restraints in the Path to Achieving Threat-Free Diseases Phase
Some barriers that are a pain in the path towards catering the aim of eliminating life-threatening diseases is mainly lack of political commitments and limited financial resources. Introducing fake drugs is another major drawback that is leading to mass failure of treatments on a larger basis.
Detection of Fake Drugs by Global Good
Bill Gates Foundation’s sister organization, Global Good outlined regarding its technical innovations and advancements that would be highly beneficial for addressing health requirements of the patients, mainly in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The organization also displayed a handheld spectrometer device that is utilized in analyzing and detecting counterfeit medicine pills.
Increasing number of substandard and fake drugs have been killing thousands of individuals across the globe, which in turn also leads to rapid increase in the spreading of epidemic diseases in the poor regions. Executive vice president of Global Good, Maurizio Vecchione had mentioned that his organization has been functioning as a transitional means, which facilitates health laboratories and technologies to the priority regions such as Asia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria.
Process: A pill is kept on the top of machine and within few seconds it indicates whether the medicine is fake or original, depending on the data that is stored in the connected mobile phone. Vecchione further mentioned that Global Good has been able to increase its local businesses as well as jobs in many regions with its high-tech healthcare services.
Speakers in Doha, Qatar were inclusive of several high-profile dignitaries such as Michael Phelps, American gold medalist swimmer who had discusses on the mental health issues, Muna al-Hussein, HRH Princess and former Ireland president, Mary Robinson.
Person-centered care is expected to take a toll in the healthcare industry as the new approach of “what matters to you?” from “what is the matter?” would help in gaining significant patient attraction. This in turn benefits in firming up the relationship between healthcare providers and patients, thereby offering satisfactory and appealing treatment.