Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli leads the Health business for Microsoft in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  In this role Elena is responsible for strategy, business development, partnerships and external relations for public health, across social services, providers and payors in the cure and care markets. Elena works together with a community of over 130 industry professionals across the EMEA market and in close cooperation with a large ecosystem of industry partners (ISVs, OEMs, SIs). Elena spearheaded key initiatives to promote health innovation and transformation to cloud and mobility in the health industry.  

Editors’ Note: This blog is the first part of a series on Digital Health, which aims at presenting the challenges of the new digital revolution and demonstrating how digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own health. During the European MedTech Forum (2-4 December 2015) follow the conversation and learn from industry experts using the Twitter hashtag #mtf2015 For a long time we have been talking about innovation in healthcare . And indeed a lot of innovation has taken place from EMRs to mobile health solutions, new sensors and devices, wearable technologies, artificial hearts and 3D printing of organs, precision medicine and more. Faced with an increasing pace of innovation, the question of where we are compared to a transformative “tipping point” comes to mind. Is healthcare ripe to go beyond punctual innovation and enter the age of deeper systemic transformation? What does it take for that to happen? These are some of the questions I was reflecting on having read the recent study from PwC on the New Health Economy and getting ready for the European MedTech Forum where many experts will discuss the future of health innovation. The tipping point: care without walls . Care is shifting from ‘within’ the physical walls of the hospital to a more pervasive continuum of care outside hospitals’ walls reaching into the community and even the home. Increasingly, patients’ chronic conditions management require monitoring in between visits and after fast discharge from the hospital. Care administered at home is supported by ongoing sensor-based remote monitoring and virtual health. As care moves beyond the walls of the hospital, cloud and mobile technology imperatives empower transformative change. Imagine a world of empowered health….in which cloud and mobile solutions can: - Empower COPD patients at home by a pulse oximeter...