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The Health Horizons Program combines a deep understanding of the global health economy, user behavior, health and medical technologies, health care delivery system, and societal forces to identify and evaluate emerging trends, discontinuities, and innovations in the next three to ten years. We help organizations work with foresights to develop insights and strategic tools to better position themselves in the marketplace. Health Horizons works closely with the Global Food Outlook Program to examine trends and drivers shaping the future of food.
2013 Research Agenda
Signals are emerging from across the health and well-being landscape that point toward new kinds of work in a well-being economy. Individuals and care providers alike are moving into increasingly data-driven roles—relying on each other, and on algorithms, to distribute work and information needs. New roles, such as health coaches, have been central to some of the most innovative efforts to manage chronic illnesses, enabling one New Jersey clinic to lower health emergencies by 40 percent. And the lines between formal and informal work are increasingly blurring—even beyond the uncompensated caregiving that AARP values at over $500 billion annually in the US alone. Initiatives—Genomera, for instance, which enable patient communities to self-organize clinical trials, point toward a future where organized informal efforts increasingly shape science, R&D, and the well- being landscape.
In 2013, IFTF’s Health Horizons Program will map how these formal and informal efforts will converge to meet the demands of a well-being economy.
2013 Deliverable Summary
The year is structured around a set of research deliverables exploring this shifting landscape of well-being and work, as well as a set of client interactions with an emphasis on developing strategic insights to put this research to use today.
- Map of the Decade
A visually engaging map of the new jobs, decision-makers and skills that will emerge to meet the demands of a global well-being economy.
- Forecast Perspectives
Deeper dives into each of the forecasts from the map will expand on their drivers and implications.
- Annual Conference Research Immersion, June 2013
A face-to-face retreat will connect you with IFTF researchers and external experts to provoke insights around this new landscape of well-being work.
- Private Research Access
A web portal offers members-only access to Health Horizons content and reports.
- Custom Work
IFTF and the Health Horizons team offer custom experiences of the Foresight to Insight to Action process. This work can be tailored to fit the needs of your organization and add value to your strategic planning, new product development, capacity-building, and innovation efforts.