Festival of Evidence, 20-24 October 2014
promoting the use of modelling and simulation in healthcare.
20-24 October 2014
Runnymede Hotel, Runnymede-on-Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0AG
Unlike Evidence Based Medicine, with decades of development and investment, care process engineering is still in its early stages. This might be surprising, given the sophistication of modern medicine and the systems used elsewhere in the economy. However, even the concept of evidence varies, quite apart from having agreed standards to integrate outcomes and operational measures, financial analyses and indicators of patient satisfaction. Thus, using evidence reproducibly to deliver higher quality care with greater efficiency at scale remains a major challenge. Moreover, the literature is fragmented with various ways of presenting different types of evidence, spread across journals, websites, Annual Reports, guidance documentation and held in people’s memories.
This is an opportunity to identify what evidence there is, how it is being generated, and what should be done to make it more systematic.