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The future is already here - it’s just not very evenly distributed


Technology is fundamentally changing society as it becomes more accessible, affordable and capable. Health is no exception, and the potential for meaningful impact is huge. This presentation will describe how digital transformation is delivering on the promise of a more affordable, accessible, and agile health system. Starting from the Quadruple Aim framework, we will use real-world examples to examine technology innovation along the dimensions of engaging patients, empowering care teams, optimizing clinical and operational effectiveness, and transforming the care continuum.



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Dr. Simon Kos
Chief Medical Officer, Worldwide Health


Dr. Simon Kos joined Microsoft in 2010 to bring health domain expertise to the health team. He brings insight and experience from over 17 years working in the healthcare and Health IT industries. As the doctor on Microsoft's Worldwide Health team, he is responsible for clinical strategy and industry engagement. He raises awareness of the Microsoft brand, technologies and partner community, and works to find clinical relevance for Microsoft products.


Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dr. Kos worked with global health IT companies Cerner and InterSystems as they implemented some of the largest e-Health initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities included product design and localisation, clinical engagement, industry thought leadership and team management. Before his career in health IT Dr. Kos practiced as a doctor at NSWHealth, Australia for several years with a focus on critical care.


Dr. Kos has an MBBS and BSc(Med) from UNSW, and an MBA with a major in change management from AGSM. He is passionate about improving healthcare through technology.

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