Monday, May 09, 2016

#hdpalooza lessons from the UK – George freeman

lessons from the UK

George Freeman – first minister from life sciences.

A strong health system underpins a healthy economy.

Unleash healthcare to promote innovation.

“Hdpalooza – one of the worlds great health conferences”

In the USA the commitment to health innovation and open data is inspiring.

” great to be here before Mr Trump puts the wall up”

“Two feared words – President Trump”

We are in the age of biology supported by IT and data.

United there is little we can’t do.

Genomics and informatics are transformative.


Need to do more with health data. Spending 4.2B UKP to complete 2020 vision.

Appointed NHS CTO.
Spending on integrated care records.
Appointed a national data guardian.

Built a digital maturity index to measure NHS.

Committed to revolution in practice. Genomics with Illumina.

13 genomics medicine centers. Reference library not a lending library.
Developing genomics platform globally.
Deep science project that is already yielding benefits.

Great example of genome ca leading to off label Greg use to cure/arrest a condition causing blindness.

7 centers where new pathways are being experimented with.

Great example of McLaren formula 1 engineers developing wireless monitoring for pediatric heart patients. Untethering toddlers from wired monitoring.


55M 96% have summary care records
Only 11% have accessed it.
64% of emergency rooms have access to these summary care records.


Identify and empower early adopters

Drive patient ownership and empowerment

Embrace the nobility of disease and location leadership.

20th century care was done to you
21st century where empowered health citizens are the norm.

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