Wednesday 14th May, 12pm – 1pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Ko Awatea
Dr. Chris Wasden is a Managing Director at PwC and the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader, and is visiting NZ in May. As a global thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies are transforming healthcare he has written and published over 40 articles and reports on the topic, and he speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behaviour.
Chris also advises leading companies on how mobile sensors and Digital Health innovations can create new markets and opportunities (AT&T, Telefonica, Vodafone, Swisscom, Sharp, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Roche Diagnostics, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Partners Healthcare, just to name a few).
Dr. Wasden has a doctorate in human and organizational learning from George Washington University in Washington, DC, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and bachelor degrees in accounting (BS) and Asian studies (BA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The digital health market, which includes consumer and clinical applications, devices, and services, is estimated to exceed US$40B within the next ten years and transform healthcare as digital technologies have transformed banking, retail, media, and travel. The Mayo Clinic has already found that over half of primary care visits can be done virtually by leverage digital healthcare, and by so doing has increased access, decreased costs, and improved quality. Chris’s visit is particularly topical considering the current challenges the New Zealand health sector is facing with rising demand for services, an aging workforce and increasing consumer expectations in an environment of rising financial constraint.
Please feel free to come along to this lunchtime learning session.