The World Economic Forum Industry Partnership programs are made up of CEOs and senior executives from selected influential companies, and are designed to enable these leaders to engage with their peers to define and address critical issues within a specific sector.
The healthcare industry is facing a number of global challenges that no one company can address on its own. This partnership combines the efforts of key stakeholders to understand and address the potential risks and opportunities in the industry. While the Forum has more than one project in progress, Deloitte is involved in the following:
Global Health Data Charter Project
With health data increasingly acknowledged as a prerequisite to effective and efficient health management, the World Economic Forum, with the support of Deloitte, has led the development of a Global Health Data Charter (the Charter). Deloitte’s specific role over the last two years has been that of advisor and knowledge partner. Our responsibilities dealt with conducting research, facilitating consultation, developing the Charter, and supporting both the endorsement and communications processes. Numerous stakeholders from both public and private sectors also contributed to the project. Their feedback confirmed the view that the Charter has huge potential for helping individuals, healthcare providers, professional bodies, funders, researchers, and governments at all levels fill the data management gaps being experienced in the industry.
Global Health Data Charter Overview
The scope of the Charter is specifically focused on data management (i.e. the generation, collection, standardization, manipulation, analysis, dissemination, and storage of health data). Without a good data management foundation, information and knowledge management are jeopardized. The Charter includes all forms of clinical health data relating to individuals and populations, along with operational data applied for financial and administrative purposes.
The goal of the Charter is to act as a catalyst for better health data management. It has been designed to provide direction and help navigate individuals, professional bodies, organizations, countries, etc., as they proceed on the journey towards improving health data management. More specifically, it addresses the following:
The Charter is currently going through an endorsement process—approximately 10 international multi-lateral organizations have endorsed the Charter to date. At the World Economic Forum in Davos 2011, the Charter will be distributed and a project update will be given at the Governors meeting. Following Davos, active communication will take place in a series of international conferences/events during the first half of 2011.