Leaders ponder issues at SAS® Health Care and Life Sciences Executive Conference
Rising costs, limited access, patient safety and poor lifestyle choices – those are the issues confronting the health and life sciences community today.
Thankfully, we live in a world that's readier than ever to deal with them – "a world of possibilities" for creating "a healthier health care system: one that focuses on health and on care," said Kecia Serwin, Vice President and General Manager of the Health and Life Sciences Business Unit at SAS.
Serwin's remarks came during this year's SAS Health Care and Life Sciences Executive Conference.
To turn possibilities into realities, the industries must commit to: improving outcomes, strengthening financial performance and deepening patient/customer relationships.
"It is not until you break down the barriers and the silos that exist in health care … and we look across the entire health care ecosystem, and when we can truly collaborate, when we can truly share and when we can truly learn from one another and have a learning health care system across care providers, pharmaceuticals, government and policy makers – only then do we achieve the real promise of health analytics," Serwin said.
And health care for all?
Daschle said the Affordable Care Act provides a good start toward fixing what ails the US health care system, which he described as a collage of public and private subsystems.
Think tank announced
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