2040: The Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Preventative and Dispersed.

MA Narrative Environments students collaborated with ARUP to imagine a healthcare ecosystem, after the NHS has been privatised, that is preventative and dispersed.

In this scenario, the privatisation of the NHS has caused people to become increasingly aware of preventative healthcare as a way to reduce their healthcare costs. In large cities like London, investment in the construction of facilities for wellbeing for residents has become a commercial reality for housing developers and estate agents. Health insurers use the opportunity to extend their service points into homes and community spaces with AI technology.

However, because affordability of healthcare is an issue for many people, communities group together to aggregate their data in exchange for discounts on healthcare services and insurance. The subsequent sharing of that data raises questions about confidentiality in the system as a whole.