Imagining Holistic Digitally-Powered Healthcare in 2025

Wednesday 22nd Jan 2020 10:00-16:00
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Why Participate?

The healthcare sector is radically changing and will look significantly different within the next five years.  This is mainly due to three concurrent factors:

  1. The massive use of digital technologies, such as Internet, Telehealth, AI, IOT, Virtual Reality, Robotics and Blockchain;
  2. People-centred health services and patient/citizen empowerment initiatives at the core of the new strategies launched by the World Health Organization (WHO)[1] and the other main health organizations;
  3. A holistic pro-active approach to patient care and quality of life that is taking place[2] as life expectancy increases together with chronic conditions and multimorbidity.

At the same time health technology sector is expected to reach USD $280 billion by 2021, at a growth rate of around 16% between 2016–2021[3] that considers the increase in population and life expectancy that is taking place.

The changes will also result in challenges that, while disrupting established processes, can create new value propositions and revenue streams. Some of the challenges are [3] :

  • Creating financial sustainability in an uncertain health economy;
  • Using new care delivery models to improve access and affordability;
  • Adapting to changing consumer needs, demands, and expectations;
  • Investing in digital innovation and transformation;
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance and cybersecurity.

It is then fundamental that all the healthcare stakeholders—providers, governments, companies, payers, consumers—come together and actively participate in shaping the future of healthcare mainly by shifting focus away from a system of sick care in which patients are treated after they fall ill, to a digitally-powered health care which puts the person at the centre and supports well-being, prevention, and early intervention.

This workshop will analyse and discuss possible scenarios, options and challenges in order to shape a vision of the healthcare in 2025. With a small group of experts and leaders, we will seek to define the new holistic digitally-powered healthcare ecosystem together with its business models and enabling technologies. We will identify a possible strategy and action plan to position key stakeholders ahead of the competition.







Forming a focused research initiative

The intent is to build a working consortium of stakeholders, business and researchers, who ‘stay together’ over the coming two years, to share and engage in this discovery and definition effort. We ‘learn and apply’ together. Ideally, we establish a core group that drive specific aspects, and a broader group that appreciate the shared knowledge and contribute as they can. Our current thinking is to run bi- annual detailed workshops.

Who should attend?

This is an invitation-only event for selected healthcare stakeholders such as senior leaders, business unit leaders, programme managers, innovation leaders, healthcare professionals, patient’s associations representatives.



  • Possible scenarios and value network(s)
  • Prioritisation of challenges
  • Action plan to address key challenges

The Facilitators

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Your Hosts

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is a multidisciplinary research and education institute co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel Corporation with the support of the Irish Government.

IVI’s mission is to research, develop and disseminate empirically proven and industry validated IT best practice through a unique open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners.

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10:00 – 10:30 Agenda and Introductions
10:30 – 11:20

Focused Learning: (pres. Marco Alfano, IVI)

Setting the Scene: Why we must change: the need to reshape the healthcare technology ecosystem (based on Ireland’s 10-year healthcare strategy / EU report)

11:20 – 12:10

Discovery Activity

Mapping the Contextual Landscape:
Explore factors influencing the healthcare ecosystem; identify patterns and priorities among domain areas. Analysing business scenarios, options, and challenges for the next five years.

12:10 – 13:00

Discovery Activity

Using Root Cause Analysis, identify
1. your organisation’s 2025 objectives
2. challenges to be overcome in achieving them
3. opportunities for exploitation

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:30

Discovery Activity

Imagining the Digital Healthcare Ecosystem in 2025; characterise how stakeholders define success; identify and prioritise required features, and metrics to validate progress.

14:30 – 15:15

Design Activity:

Design a prototype digital healthcare product or service

15:15 – 15:30

Focussed Learning

IVI Research Engagement & Support opportunities

15:30 – 16:00


Beginning your 2025 Improvement Journey: outlining the IVI Research Engagement Roadmap + Action Plan

Reflect on today’s learnings / Key takeaways

16:00 – 16:00 Wrap & Close

The location:

Wednesday Jan 22nd 2019
Maynooth University
Innovation Value Institute, 2nd Floor,
Eolas Building,
North Campus,
Maynooth University

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