“Not only are we radically changing where and how we treat patients globally, we are shifting our gaze to prevention and maintaining health, a challenging but essential proposition given the aging global population and the increase in chronic illness,” Garrett said.
“We formed a global provider group which will focus on innovation to enhance the digital infrastructure and target the most challenging chronic diseases,” Garrett said. “We left Davos with the seeds of formidable proposals which will ultimately have real impact on health care.”
Participants in the panels included leaders from the Mayo Clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Kaiser Permanente and NMC Health, the United Arab Emirates’ largest private health care company.
In the U.S. and abroad, a growing segment of the population suffers from chronic disease which consumes an overwhelming amount of health care dollars. Diabetes alone affects 422 million people, including 100 million people in the U.S. or nearly one third of the population. That includes diabetes and pre-diabetes, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.