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Posted on 02.12.2022
Innovating with health data: a story from the inside out
There is no arguing that digital transformation has helped revolutionise many industries, including healthcare. In my role as a data scientist, I have seen our field’s solutions and strategies change as technology advanced and patients’ expectations evolved. Now that I work as a data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) partnerships lead, I strive for a multi-disciplinary […]
Posted on 28.10.2022
Advancing health data with a purpose
Digitalisation has great potential to help improve healthcare provision and patient outcomes. This innovative transformation is being addressed both at the practical and policy level. I believe that the success of such transformation is hidden in approaching health data as a means toward a holistic solution, rather than a goal on its own. Over the […]
Posted on 14.07.2022
Addressing new expectations for the future of health
The past few years have seen a seismic shift in the entire healthcare landscape. The COVID-19 crisis required a new level of “always-on” and “right now” innovation to enable care to be delivered to the front lines, to all patients, and across geographies. As COVID-19 evolves from an acute crisis to a chronic issue with unpredictable ebbs and flows, the hyper-focused approach to innovation is more important than ever. The world now knows what we can do, even when conditions are less than optimal. Our focus on helping patients by getting the best evidence, tools, and support to clinicians demonstrated the power of collaboration, imagination and dedication. Moving forward, patients and healthcare partners will accept nothing less than that level of commitment to transform the future of health forever.
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 […]
Posted on 24.07.2019
Interoperability unlocks the potential of digital health
Digital health has the potential to make healthcare better for patients and for healthcare professionals, as well as to accelerate the shift towards more efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering care. It promises to make healthcare better, safer, and more centred on the patient. Yet, despite this great potential, the people I speak to – […]
Posted on 15.05.2019
A bold new vision for the medical technology community
20 years ago, I’d have called you foolish if you suggested that the world’s largest taxi company would not own any taxis. I’d have called you ill-advised if you suggested that the world’s largest hotelier would not own any hotels. I’d have thought you unwise if you suggested that the world’s largest book store could […]
Posted on 29.04.2015
What the ”take-off” of digital health will mean for the established healthcare industries
2015 has been predicted, by many commentators, as the year that digital health will officially ‘’take off’’ due to increased consumer-wide acceptance, a growing array of digitally enabled health applications and increased investment levels. All of these factors are contributing to the cause for more and more leading consumer brands to enter into the digital […]
Posted on 09.07.2014
What a group of cyclists taught us about interoperability and diabetes
In September 2013 I went for a truly inspirational bike trip across 5 countries, covering over 2100 km from Brussels to Barcelona. Many of my fellow cyclists were Type 1 diabetics and the trip was organized to give insight into how issues of interoperability can be resolved.
The fundamental problem facing people with diabetes (PWD) is keeping their Blood Glucose (BG) levels within a normal range. To do this PWD use devices to monitor their BG levels. These devices provide a reading that is then used to make therapeutic decisions such as taking insulin or treating a low reading by eating.
MedTech will not be wiped out by Apples or Googles – but here’s something to think about
“Nihil novi sub sole” said the Vulgate. That could not be farther from reality when it comes to the MedTech Europe blog. And I am privileged to be the first author to “lay pen to paper” and contribute to MedTech Views, an initiative by MedTech Europe to establish a true platform for dialogue about medical technologies. No priority is given to any one healthcare stakeholder, and everyone has the opportunity to submit their view as we strive to have an open exchange of opinions on the new platform.