Northern Alberta Chapter Presents
February 27, 2014
The 21st century heralds the era of doctors and patients without borders. The internet, combined with advances in digital technologies and affordable international travel, has severed the geographic links between healthcare providers and consumers, offering new options to receive and deliver healthcare services, information and products that were previously unavailable. The result is a burgeoning global health care system shaped by personal need, economic opportunity and technological innovation.
While digitally empowered individuals are driving the growth of this new global healthcare system, its trans-boundary nature is forcing a re-evaluation of national healthcare policy, established standards of practice and current business models. Many global jurisdictions and private sector players have undertaken significant investment strategies to capitalize on a growing global market potentially worth trillions of dollars. The challenge for all is to understand the relevance and future implications of this rapidly evolving contextual environment.
In her presentation, Canadian futurist, Dr. Lois Macklin will examine the forces and factors that will shape global healthcare in the future. She will provide new insights into emerging opportunities and identify potential economic, legal and social challenges presented by a global healthcare system
| MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
Dr. Macklin offers expertise in the generation of advanced business intelligence, strategic decision making and Foresight.
She is currently engaged as a consultant by the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Commercialization and Technology Division, to coordinate the evaluation of innovative rehabilitation technologies in a clinical setting.
In 2012, Dr. Macklin returned to the private sector after a ten year career with the government of Alberta; where she last worked as Principal Business Advisor for Foresight at Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures, a provincially owned research organization.
In that position, Dr. Macklin had responsibility for the conceptualization and implementation of Foresight activities designed to inform current policy decisions in a way that would strategically position the province of Alberta as a global innovation and research leader. Her work covered various topics of significance to Alberta, including the future of healthcare.
Dr. Macklin is a member of the World Future Society, the Association of Professional Futurists, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the College of Alberta Professional Foresters.