Health care provision has historically been designed around moving patients through a system as efficiently as possible.
In our primary research with cancer patients we discovered that this top-down approach is not working efficiently for the very people it is meant to serve.
We believe there are numerous opportunities to realise cost-savings, improve patient experience and life expectancies by considering health care as a network around individuals rather than asking a patient to pass through unconnected silos.
In our interactions with the Health sector we have noticed that Research Scientists are increasingly using Computer Science to accelerate processes and discovery and to reduce costs.
We believe that by formalising a symbiotic relationship between the two disciplines of Research Science and Computer Science organisations can realise cost-savings, shorten discovery cycles and deliver a Smart Research capability.
Furthermore for publicly funded organisations and charities we advocate an Open Data Policy where research data is made available to third-parties by default.
We believe that unlocking new meaning from data through openness and collaboration has the potential to accelerate discovery and understanding.