(7 Dec 2022) As an active participant in the fast-changing open medicine landscape, Wolters Kluwer, Health has published a new report titled, “The Path to Open Medicine: Driving Global Health Equity through Medical Research.” The paper defines what open medicine means today and sets forth a vision of how all stakeholders in the space, including funders, institutions, publishers, and researchers, must collaborate to deliver on the collective benefit of medical research and ultimately advance global health equity.
Wolters Kluwer’s new report asserts that while much progress has been accomplished towards the vision of open medicine, the necessary infrastructure, policies, and practices to truly achieve the mission that the scientific community set for itself more than 20 years ago are still not fully in place. It emphasizes that one of the main barriers is the notion that global health equity can be attained through the actions of a single category of stakeholder.
The report charts a path towards open medicine through a rapid broadening of where medical research is conducted, with a particular focus on ensuring that funding for medical research and dissemination of research results can be distributed globally. Detailed sections outline what it will take from stakeholders to make progress toward the collective aim of research that advances global health and equitable access to the best care everywhere. The forward-looking model also factors in anticipated advancements in policy, process and technology that will be needed to make open medicine possible.
The press release in full is here.