Building long term sustainable and personalised healthcare systems
The Index was launched in Asia-Pacific during a webinar ‘Building long-term sustainable and personalised healthcare systems,’ hosted in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The webinar featured a panel discussion with health experts (see the speaker list below) from across the region and moderated by the EIU. Drawing on the insights from the Index, this virtual discussion addressed key questions including:
- Could the COVID-19 pandemic catalyse overdue transformative change when it comes to the adoption of personalised healthcare in the region?
- How can we move beyond thinking about the patient to thinking about people before they become patients?
- How should policymakers weigh immediate affordability against potential long-term economic impact?
To view the discussion register here through The Economist.
Associate Professor Leanne Raven is the CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Australia (CCA) since 2018 and is currently on Roche International Patient Advisory Board.
Leanne comes with a wealth of experience and enjoy building purpose driven organisations that are creating social impact and making a difference in our lives and communities. Prior to CCA, Leanne has held the position of CEO of Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids). She led change and transformative growth in not-for-profit organisations to build capacity and sustainability.
Leanne has been acknowledged for her innovation in the not-for-profit sector as the winner of the 2013 Telstra Business Women’s Award in Victoria for Business Innovation. She has qualifications in Science, Business Management, Nursing, Education and Company directorship and she has been honoured to be appointed in 2014 as an adjunct Associate Professor with the University of the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
Dr. Jeremy Lim (MD, MPH) is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Singapore office. He advises senior officials at public sector agencies and has extensive experience consulting and advising multinational private and NGO clients on national and regional strategies for go-to-market plans and implementation, government engagement and public-private partnerships.
Jeremy is also active in academia, holding appointments at several universities. He teaches at the National University of Singapore (Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Duke-NUS medical school), and in 2013 authored Myth or Magic: The Singapore Healthcare System, a book that draws lessons from the Singapore health system for health reform efforts in other countries.
Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Jeremy trained in surgery and public health. He has worked in senior executive roles in both public and private sectors, including time spent as a senior official in the Ministry of Health Singapore where he was also involved in a number of ‘Whole of Government’ initiatives.
Jeremy chairs the steering committee of NIHA (NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia), an initiative to strengthen health policy research and education in Asia and sits on the Behavioral Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University, Centre for Health Informatics (NUS) and Next Age Institute (NUS) advisory boards. He also contributes as immediate past President of the Fulbright Association (Singapore) and convener for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Singapore alumni. Jeremy enjoys serving in the NGO sector and in Singapore chairs the School Advisory Committee of the Meridian Junior College, the medical advisory committee of Dover Park Hospice and regionally, is a Member of the ‘Save the Children’ Asia Corporate Advisory Council. He is a volunteer physician with HealthServe, a Singapore NGO catering to the health needs of migrant workers.
Dr. Nares Damrongchai is the Chief Executive Officer of Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), a public organization with a mission to foster the life sciences industry in the country known as Asia’s medical hub.
Nares also serves as Co-Chair of Life Science Innovation Forum, APEC's leading initiative on health and health sciences innovation. His leadership in APEC science and technology extends back to the early 2000s when he was the Executive Director of the APEC Center for Technology Foresight when he led the Center’s successful international foresight research and trainings together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rand Corporation, the Institute of Alternative Futures, Asian Foresight Institute and others.
Earlier in his career Nares was a laboratory scientist then he turned to pursue his career as policy researcher. He was instrumental in the success of Thailand first and second National Biotechnology Policy. Nares has published many books and article papers on science, technology, and foresight.
He also jointly translated a comprehensive popular science book "Almost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe, Life and Everything" by John and Mary Gribbin from English to Thai language. Currently he is on the Editorial Board of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, published by RIS, New Delhi and supported by UNESCO. Nares obtained the degree of Master of Philosophy in Technology Management from the University of Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Tokyo Institute of Technology with research focused on tissue engineering.