Patient Care Readiness in Asia Pacific

COVID-19 has forever changed the way we prevent, detect and manage diseases – transforming the role of patients as passive receivers of care and placing them at the centre of their health journeys.

As health systems redesign delivery models, patient-centric care will be crucial in not only improving health outcomes, but also helping to reduce healthcare costs and the burden on health systems.

Transitioning to such an approach needs to be supported by complementary policy measures, long-term financing and calls for a shift in behaviour among providers and patients. 

Join a panel of distinguished speakers as they discuss what it means to be patient care ready in Asia Pacific, including:

Trends and insights on the forces transforming care delivery across health systems 

Asia Pacific Patient Care Readiness Overview – are patients equipped to embrace a more central role? 

• The future of healthcare and role of stakeholders in designing a truly patient-centric and sustainable ecosystem

Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Time: 12:30-2:00pm (GMT+8)

This is a virtual event brought to you by the World Editors Forum
part of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
In collaboration with the Dia:gram Media Forum

Panel discussion: Moving towards value-based healthcare – why diagnosing the right patient at the right time is the future of patient care

Diagnosing the right patient at the right time with the right care increases value for patients and directs effective treatment. This can reduce costs and increase efficiency by effectively utilising resources. While reforms were underway across many health systems well before COVID-19, the pandemic has hastened the need for tangible changes that incentivise proactive and preventative care. This panel discussion will explore why we need to urgently make the shift towards value-based healthcare (care that is based on health outcomes vs a fee-for-service model) that can improve individual and societal health.

Dr Gerald Kost

Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
UC Davis, USA

Dr Gerald Kost is considered a founding figure of the medical field known as point-of-care-testing (POCT), which is testing at or near the site of care. Now ubiquitous, POCT is helping to stop epidemic outbreaks and to facilitate disaster preparedness.

Prof David Thomas

Director, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Laboratory Head, Genomic Cancer Medicine, Australia

Prof David Thomas is the Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, and CEO of Omico: the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre. Prof Thomas has headed up various cancer advocacy groups in Australia.

Panel discussion: Are patients ready for a more proactive, central role in their health journey?

Growing public awareness together with the advent of innovations like at-home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 tests and cervical cancer self-sampling kits, has led to greater patient engagement and expectations from healthcare. As patients in Asia Pacific become more involved, are they equipped to play a more central role in the management of their health? This panel discussion will explore patient care readiness from the perspective of patients, and what more can be done to create a truly patient-ready approach.

Anubha Taneja Mukherjee

Member Secretary of Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group, India

Anubha Taneja Mukherjee has close to fifteen years of experience in the area of advocacy. A thalassemic herself, she has written for peer-reviewed journals and been invited to various speaking engagements around the world.

Joe Caputo

Founder Vista Health and President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Singapore Chapter, Singapore

Joe Caputo has almost thirty years’ experience in Real-World Evidence (RWE) and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), market access, health technology assessment, use of patient level data and value communications across multiple continents.

Prof Woo Yin Ling

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Prof Woo Yin Ling founded ROSE (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening) Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to making cervical cancer prevention accessible and affordable to the underprivileged in Malaysia.

Moderated by

Kami Navarro

Science Editor, Asian Scientist Magazine, Singapore

Agenda

Moderated by: Kami Navarro, Science Editor, Asian Scientist Magazine
12:30PMWelcome address and introductions
12:35PM Panel discussion and Q&A: Moving towards value-based healthcare – why diagnosing the right patient at the right time is the future of patient care

Panellists:
• Dr Gerald Kost, Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis
• Prof David Thomas, Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Laboratory Head of Genomic Cancer Medicine
1:10PM Keynote presentation:
Joe Caputo, Founder of Vista Health and President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Singapore Chapter, Singapore
1:20PMPanel discussion and Q&A: Are patients ready for a more proactive, central role in their health journey?

Panellists:
• Anubha Taneja Mukherjee, Member Secretary, Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group
• Joe Caputo, Founder of Vista Health and President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Singapore Chapter
• Prof Woo Yin Ling, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Universiti Malaya
1:55PMLive poll and closing remarks
2:00PM  End
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