Julio Frenk: Health care innovation


Published: 12/11/2010

The Nuffield Trust in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminar and the British Medical Journal hosted a meeting for a select group of emerging leaders from across the world to discuss strategies for managing health systems through the current economic crisis and into the future. The meeting was held in Salzburg in November 2010.

Emerging leaders had the opportunity to debate and discuss with each other and with a faculty of established leaders from countries such as Japan, China, Columbia, the UK and the US, to identify effective approaches to health system reform that meet the diverse challenges of developed and emerging economies. Topics covered included: strategies for creating efficiencies in health care, the role and limits of markets in health care, the professional and patient of the future; and, the secrets of high performance in health care.

In this video, Dr Julio Frenk, former Mexican Minister of Health and Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, proposes collecting together examples of health care innovation from around the world and making them accessible to policy-makers to adapt to their own local circumstances.