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Access

Posted on 07.06.2022

Bringing down the barriers to healthcare access

COVID-19 has changed healthcare industry forever. The unparalleled demands placed on healthcare systems have disrupted old ways and exposed cracks but also opened our eyes to new possibilities. I was so inspired to see people pulling together, refusing to give up, and our industry showing a resilience to bring innovations to the market that positively […]

By Claire Wallace President, Microbiology Specialty Diagnostic Group Thermo Fisher Scientific

Cardio

Posted on 03.06.2022

Achieving Cardiovascular health for All: A new vision for Europe

When our partners launched the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health in September 2021, we were driven by the commitment to share expertise and raise awareness on the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Europe. We knew then, and our Alliances of 17 partners knows today, that cardiovascular diseases understood as a vast group of disorders, […]

By Professor Stefan Achenbach President of the European Society of Cardiology

Getting checked

Posted on 02.05.2022

Predictive genomics: how Europe can tackle the barriers to better prevention

We need to start a conversation now about how to prepare our systems and societies for the changes on the horizon. In the second of a two-part mini-series on predictive genomics, Francesco Floridini examines how Europe can accelerate the transition. I believe technology is no longer the key barrier to unlocking the potential of predictive […]

By Francesco Florindi Strategic Partnerships Manager – Predictive Genomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Getting checked

Posted on 28.04.2022

Time to prepare for the revolution in predictive genomics

Predictive genomics can transform healthcare, shifting the focus towards prevention and getting better value for the money we spend. In the first of a two-part mini-series, Francesco Floridini explores this new paradigm in healthcare. Healthcare today is all about treating people who are ill. They experience symptoms, engage with the health system, and receive an […]

By Francesco Florindi Strategic Partnerships Manager – Predictive Genomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Digital

Posted on 31.03.2022

How strong data protection can help drive digital health

It’s hard to think of information that feels more personal than data about our own health. Yet we’re generating and monitoring more health data now than ever before. From specific technology designed to help manage certain medical conditions to home monitoring tools, there are more and more digital options to help manage patient health. The […]

By Boris Arendt Data Protection Officer at Biotronik

Cardio

Posted on 22.03.2022

Listening to patients drives innovation in heart health

Advances in cardiac medical technology save lives every day. But how can future innovations meet the needs of today’s patients even more? By engaging not only with clinicians but also with patients and people at risk of cardiovascular events, our sector is ensuring that advances in technology focus on their quality of life. For example, […]

By Virginie Delage Patient Engagement Manager for the Cardiac Rhythm Management & Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Services businesses of Medtronic in Western Europe

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Digital

Posted on 07.12.2021

What’s Next for Digital Health After COVID-19?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarked earlier this year that the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw ’two years of digital transformation in two months‘. As the world moved to working, shopping, and socialising online, necessity drove many aspects of healthcare to being delivered remotely too. With vaccines being rolled out around the world and […]

By Naveed Khan Director of Commercial and Business Development – Digital Health at BIOTRONIK

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Value

Posted on 06.12.2021

How can we overcome barriers to homecare?

If the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that critical hospital capacity can quickly become saturated in times of crisis. On several occasions over the past two years, this has led to delays in standard care to make room for extra capacity in intensive care units (ICU). However, we know that moving […]

By Steven Vandeput Advisor at beMedTech

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COVID-19

Posted on 25.11.2021

Testing Times: we have the tools to meet next healthcare challenges

As Europe enters the fourth wave of COVID-19 and countries start to impose lockdown restrictions, we must not forget that we have the tools to tackle this. European society has undergone a profound transformation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing has been placed at the heart of our health systems as one of the […]

By Martyna Giedrojc Director International Public Affairs and Professionals Relations Europe at Cepheid