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Christina Nesheva

GlaxoSmithKline plc

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What is the future of healthcare? How can it become health care vs sickness treatment? What role do technology and innovation play?

Healthcare costs are rising, the population is aging and medical needs are greater than ever. How can patients receive better quality care at an affordable price? How can we leverage technology to provide better and more affordable healthcare around the world?

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  • Oct 20 2011: I can't comment on US health policy, but I know the UK needs to acknowledge that evidence based practices need to be implmented correctly to be effective. We have NICE guidence (recommending best practice) and these focus on promoting cost-effective, evidence-based practice. However, implementation is a key part of health services. The best evidence-based programme in the world will not work if you have the wrong dosage or if offered in the wrong setting. This is particularily true of mental health, where good implementation is too often sidelined in favour of cost-savings.

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