How can existing inequalities in the healthcare system be overcome? This central question for promoting equity in healthcare was the focus of the Sustainability in Life Science Leadership Summit 2023 in Cambridge, MA, USA. The event was co-hosted for the second time by the German American Chamber of Commerce and Campana & Schott Inc. in collaboration with the German-American Business Council of Boston and Bayer. Healthcare leaders gathered to discuss how to achieve a more equitable healthcare system for all in the future.
The aim of the summit was to explore measures to further reduce the existing gap in health equity. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the weaknesses of health systems in industrialized countries have become even more apparent, underscoring the urgency of the need for action. Healthcare parity is now seen as both a moral imperative and an economic necessity. Many companies have committed to integrating these principles throughout the lifecycle of their healthcare products and services.