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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

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Cardio

Posted on 04.11.2021

Heart failure – the time to act is now

With Europe’s ageing population comes several social, economic and environmental benefits. It also brings rising risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which must be managed to protect citizens’ wellbeing and the sustainability of our health systems. That is why we are inspired to see 15 European and international health organisations joining forces to form the European […]

By Markus Schwertfeger Senior Global Medical Affairs Lead Roche Diagnostics International

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Cardio

Posted on 27.09.2021

New EU Alliance will put cardiovascular health in the spotlight

Despite significant advances in recent decades to improve cardiovascular care and reduce mortality, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains greater than any other disease. A concerted effort is needed to ensure the voices of stakeholders are heard by policymakers and that cardiovascular health is prioritised accordingly. That is why we have come together just […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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Value

Posted on 12.08.2019

Scaling up innovations to improve health care quality across Europe

Health systems across the European Union are facing numerous challenges – from the ageing of the European population and sustainable financing of health care, to great variations and inequalities in clinical practice within and between countries, a necessary and rising emphasis on patient experience and patient-centredness within health systems, and significant public health threats. The […]

By Roberto Bertollini President, Health First Europe

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Cardio

Posted on 19.02.2019

Atrial fibrillation: The most understated disease of our time?

In 2019, and in every corner of the world, pressing issues affect patients and their way of life. Consequently, this impacts upon their loved ones and personal, professional and social communities. There are conditions and diseases that receive a lot of attention and are broadly recognised and there are those that don’t. Atrial fibrillation (AF,) […]

By Gabriele Fischetto Vice President Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices EMEA

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Cardio

Posted on 01.02.2019

Putting Health and Innovation at the heart of a European Social Contract

Given that the number of Europeans aged over 65 will double in the next 50 years, and the number of over 80 year olds will almost triple, it follows that keeping this age group in good health is a particular priority.  However, European healthcare systems are at a tipping point, driven by the increasing burden […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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Cardio

Posted on 11.10.2018

Embracing innovation and the power of positive ageing

In September, I chaired a European Parliament roundtable with MEPs and five other cardiac patient organisations on Heart Valve Disease and the Power of Positive Ageing. Our message was simple – heart valve disease is a barrier to active and healthy ageing: early detection, diagnosis and treatment with innovative medical technologies enables positive ageing. Equal […]

By Neil Johnson Chief Executive of Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac & Stroke Foundation and the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology

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Getting checked

Posted on 09.10.2018

Eye Care Everywhere

World Sight Day, 11 Oct 2018, is an opportunity for the eye health community to come together. In the lead up to world sight day, we asked two European leaders from the NGO community “what would be the one big thing you would change in eyecare in Europe? Harmonisation for healthy eyes, a view from […]

By Fabienne Eckert ECOO Secretary General

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Value

Posted on 04.06.2018

MedTech Week 2018: Thinking Smarter and Working Harder to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare – Together

During my tenure in the medical technology industry, including in my role as Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe, I have been honored and humbled on countless occasions to see the results of our industry’s contribution to healthcare delivery. This week marks another of these occasions. Each year in June, MedTech Week offers a […]

By Michelle Brennan Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe and Company Group Chair, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).