The impact of foresight studies on human healthcare in the post-genomic era
by Nares Damrongchai, Ron Johnston, Greg Tegart
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP), Vol. 6, No. 1/2/3, 2010

Abstract: Under the conditions of increased demand for ways of addressing the future through strategic intelligence, foresight is progressively being embedded as a planning, consultation and decision making tool. A typology of foresight outcomes is developed in order to more effectively evaluate, and assess the impact of foresight on policy. A case study of a recent multi-national foresight project which examined human health care in the post-genomic era demonstrates the crucial role of foresight in providing a means to grasp the complexity of the potential impacts, for reconciling the many different perspectives involved, and for providing a sound basis for future policies. The impact of the project is assessed against the various possible outcomes.

Online publication date: Sun, 11-Apr-2010

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