Who are we?
To survive and thrive in the coming decades healthcare will need to overcome monumental challenges. We feel the industry would be best served by addressing these challenges with an holistic approach encompassing all the disciplines society offers. In fact, we believe that any other route will simply enforce current industry trends, where healthcare is skewed by profit, politics and technology. Skewed at the expense of the patient.
The sole purpose of the Future of Health Institute is to provide a forum for the thoughtful sharing, consideration and debate of the ills that plague healthcare, while actively pursuing workable solutions.
The ideas you'll find on our pages stem from the minds of some of the most talented and gifted individuals involved in healthcare, each specialists in their chosen field. Without fail, the names you will see credited as authors on published essays share one unique bond. A deep and driving desire to mend and repurpose medicine. for the benefit of all patients.
It is our fervent hope that by gathering this unique body of work, we can offer those who plot out healthcare's future a different perspective, insights to direct the industry towards a more service orientated tomorrow. A tomorrow that focuses on providing care for all, irrespective of race, gender, color or creed. If we cannot strive now to protect and care for our fellow man, what hope then for our future?
Robert Turner, Founding Editor - Oct 2022
What we are not
We provide native language translations for an essay if it is penned by a non-English speaking author. All essays are however primarily published in English to enable the broadest base for global discussion. Translated or "original language' versions, where available, can be accessed from the downloads bar below the essay. These works are available in PDF format and most modern browsers can be used to read them.
Why do we not offer the site in different languages?
First of all, it's a technical nightmare, with some languages requiring right to left reading and display. Yes, we could ignore these, but we have rather chosen not to prioritize one language over another. The answer, and one that enables us to cater to every language, is to package the essay as a PDF (Portable Document Format) which you can either view in your browser or download for later consumption.