TEDxMaastricht: The Future of Health
Lucien Engelen, director of the Radboud REshape & Innovation Centre at Radboud University Nijmegen medical centre in the Netherlands and also organizer of TEDxMaastricht “The Future of Health” on 2 April has recently given an interview about his TED talk to the Guardian. An excerpt:
What do we do with this incredible amount of health data?
That is a real challenge. We need new ways of finding our way through it. On the intersection between big data and narration is where we can really change healthcare for the better.
You want people to take control of their own health?
Only if they want to. If they want to but they can’t, we will teach them. If they want to but they can’t because there is no system or technology, we will build it for them. But if they don’t want to we will deliver healthcare in the regular way. Some people think it is one way or the other, but it’s not.