Exploring the Data Challenges of Personalised Health
In today's world of smart devices and social media, we share a lot of data— about our preferences, habits, locations, and much more— to enhance the quality and convenience of our lives. Data are also critical to delivering the benefits of personalised health.
But where do we draw the line between privacy and utility? What challenges do health systems face in collecting, sharing, and using data cost-effectively, securely, and ethically?
In this episode, host Tony Estrella and guest experts Dale Sanders and Dr. Joanne Hackett discuss the barriers to data sharing and the complex questions policymakers have to answer to design strong data policies including governance and security. Plus, they discuss lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as successful models that can serve as a blueprint for health systems around the world.
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Dale Sanders serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO). He closely analyses market needs and challenges to set IMO’s strategic direction developing products that deliver critical data quality improvements and insights to improve patient care.
Dale has over three decades of experience as a technology leader and strategist with the US Air Force, the National Security Agency, and within the healthcare industry. He is widely recognised for his ability to excel in diverse and unusual domains. Dale served in leadership positions at Intermountain Healthcare, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Cayman Islands National Health System, implementing electronic health records and designing and developing enterprise data warehouses. Most recently, he served as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Health Catalyst; he enhanced Health Catalyst's technology approach to enable the start-up to become a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: HCAT) in 3.5 years.
Dale graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BS in Chemistry and Biology and served as a Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) officer in the United States Air Force.
Joanne M. Hackett is the Senior Director responsible for Genomic and Precision Medicine at IQVIA and previously was the Chief Commercial Officer at Genomics England.
Dr. Hackett is a clinical academic, entrepreneur, investor, and a strategic, creative visionair with global experience spanning successful start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Aside from her curious passion for life and positivity, Joanne is known for building innovation, driving personalised medicine and leading through fast paced, complex changing ecosystems and integrations. Joanne's goal is to contribute in bringing the world novel, cost effective and simple health care solutions, and she is particularly keen on building the case for prevention, open science and citizen genomics. She has extensive global experience across academic, business and clinical institutions, and enjoys sharing her experiences with the Boards she sits on as well as companies she provides strategic advice to.
Joanne has been publicly recognised for her relentless pursuit of revolutionising healthcare and has recently been named one of the top six Influential Leaders in Healthcare by CIO Look, the Accenture Life Science Leader of the year 2019, Freshfields Top 100 Most Influential Women 2019, One HealthTech 2018 Top 70 Women in the NHS, Pharmaceutical Market Europe’s 2018 30 women leaders in UK healthcare and BioBeat 2017 Top 50 Women in Biotech Award. Joanne believes in human courage and perseverance against the odds, and demonstrates that positive change, whether in a company or in one’s personal life, can be carved out from even the greatest of trials. As a believer of ‘health = wealth’, Joanne is an internationally known yoga instructor.