Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for OECD work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policymakers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people-centred. Major activities under her responsibility cover the response to the COVID-19 crisis and solutions to make health systems more resilient; trends in health spending; measuring of health care outcomes, activities and inputs; health care quality policies; assessing health system efficiency and value for money; health workforce; long-term care systems and ageing; the economics of public health; pharmaceutical policies, new technologies, big data and Artificial Intelligence in health (http://www.oecd.org/health).
How to increase the capacity of healthcare systems? How to finance healthcare innovatively? How has the health crisis catalysed innovation in the health sector? How to make this innovation sustainable, safe, available and affordable for all? How to integrate tech into healthcare solutions to increase their efficacy and provide better and more affordable healthcare?