The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is to present its evidence-based research at an exclusive global health policy briefing hosted by Health Affairs journal in Washington, DC tomorrow.
Health Affairs, a leading peer-reviewed journal in the field of health policy research, aims to serve as a high-level, non-partisan platform to encourage analysis and discussion to improve health and healthcare, and to address issues such as cost, quality and access.
The forum, titled “Global Health: Patient Safety, Cancer Care, Universal Health Coverage and Innovation”, will explore major issues confronting the global health community, such as the effective implementation of universal health coverage and improving patient safety drawn from WISH’s portfolio of policy research in recent years.
A number of WISH leadership and WISH research forum chairs will play prominent roles in the briefing, moderating discussions and speaking about their respective areas of healthcare expertise.
They include Sir David Nicholson (former chief executive, National Health Service, UK, and director, David Nicholson Healthcare Solutions Limited, and chair of WISH Universal Health Coverage Forum 2014); Victor Dzau (president, National Academy of Medicine, and chair of WISH Precision Medicine Forum 2016); Peter Pronovost (senior vice-president for patient safety and quality, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and chair of WISH Patient Safety Forum 2015); and Mark McClellan (director of the Robert J Margolis Centre for Health Policy and the Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University, and chair of WISH Accountable Care Forum 2013 and 2016).
Additionally, the event will bring together more than 150 leading international figures from academia, non-government organisations and the media.
Health Affairs editor-in-chief Alan Weil, who will host the event at the National Press Club, said: “Many of the speakers have been previously published in Health Affairs; a companion compendium containing those articles will be available at the forum. Health Affairs appreciates the authors’ participation at the Washington forum and is grateful to Qatar Foundation and WISH, as well as Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medical and Research Center and Imperial College London for their support for much of our global content.”
Professor Lord Darzi of Denham, executive chair of WISH, said: “Our partnership with Health Affairs is evidence of the global impact of WISH research.”
Egbert Schillings, CEO of WISH, said: “The ultimate purpose of WISH is to influence decision-makers using the best possible evidence available. Seeing our original research continued and expanded in these 10 articles means that WISH has started a conversation that continues to resonate with the health policy community.”
Health Affairs and WISH, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, have built a strong partnership in delivering pertinent policy content to a vast international audience of healthcare leaders.
In September 2014, Health Affairs featured 10 articles written by WISH authors and contributors. Health Affairs’ audience is broad and includes government and health industry leaders, healthcare advocates, scholars of health, healthcare and health policy, and others concerned with health and healthcare issues in the US and worldwide.