Research Annual topics.

Each year, FOH holds a series of regular, structured interdisciplinary meetings to address several key issues facing the healthcare sector.



Healthcare without an address

As the acute phase of the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, there is a unique opportunity to leverage pandemic-related flexibilities and technological advancements to improve care delivered outside of the clinical setting. Health care organizations and policymakers have an essential role to play in supporting, advancing and facilitating the future of “HealthCare Without an Address.”

Equitable access to healthcare

There is a persistent disparity in access to health care around the world, regardless of how health care is structured, delivered, and financed. Within each country, there are people who are medically underserved and are more likely to face inequitable access to care.
Which strategies,models, and policy options can be implemented by leaders of care delivery organizations and policymakers to improve equitable access to care?

The future of health data

There is enormous potential for health data to enable the efficient delivery of higher quality care. However, our health data and health data infrastructure are not yet ready to enable these innovative use cases at scale. Health care organizations, national health systems, and policymakers have an essential role to play making health data consistently reliable, interoperable, and accessible.




The definition and establishment of health system accountability across populations, geographies and the continuum of care

Health systems play critical roles in their communities as healthcare providers, employers and purchasers. As such health systems represent powerful stakeholders, partners and influencers of public policy in their communities. Still, vital gaps remain between clinical care and community services that would address social determinants of health (SDOH) and health-related social needs (HRSN).

Scaling the adoption of innovations in healthcare

Innovations that contribute clear benefits beyond the regular standard of treatment are at the heart of the future of healthcare. Yet, while the healthcare industry can be very innovative it is also perceived to be bureaucratic and slow in the adoption and diffusion of innovations, particularly when compared to other industries. Who are the Agents of Change? Which factors are most likely to prevent the adoption of innovation beyond pilots and individual efforts?

Redefining the healthcare workforce of the future

Shifts in accountability, adoption of technological innovation, the increase in life expectancy worldwide, and the growing rate of clinician burnout… These are only a fraction of the changes that will shape the healthcare workforce of the future. How are we going to address staff shortages, determine the future skills that clinicians will need, design a relevant medical curriculum, and predict shifts and displacements in staff as a result of innovation?