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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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Regulation

Posted on 23.09.2021

Global approach needed to remote audits

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. This is no different for those of us in the medtech space where we were pushed to rethink how we work. In the process, we learned how to find robust alternatives to important processes such as physical audits. These changes also revealed the need for greater […]

By Emmett Devereux Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cook Medical EMEA

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Digital

Posted on 28.01.2021

Answering the Call of Telehealth

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. In patient care and clinical trials, demand for virtual care has never been higher. The pandemic has accelerated this shift. For me, it has been exciting to collaborate with health systems at a time of urgent […]

By Sorin Stircu Regional MedTech Strategist at E*HealthLine - Europe Global Office

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COVID-19

Posted on 26.10.2020

COPD & COVID-19: Pandemic must prompt shift to connected care

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a long-term lung illness, COVID-19 is having a major impact. The pandemic has disrupted traditional models of care and put vulnerable patients at risk. Keeping patients out of hospital – by reducing scheduled visits and avoiding emergency admissions – has become the top priority.  A silver […]

By Odile Bigaignon Vice President, EMEA Marketing at ResMed

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COVID-19

Posted on 27.08.2020

COVID-19 & diagnostics: the value of ‘test, test, test’

The power of diagnostics information (VODI) to public health and society was a topic of keen interest even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic offers us fresh lessons on how health systems can harness this value.  Many of us will recall one of the earliest recommendation from the Director General of the WHO during the […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 06.06.2018

Reinventing asthma inhalers for the digital age

Asthma is a very common disease. In Europe, at least one in ten children has asthma symptoms. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are living with the condition. For people with asthma, their inhaler plays a central role in managing the condition. These simple drug delivery devices have been used for decades to deliver medication […]

By Fan Chung Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies at National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 12.04.2018

Value-Based Health Care and chronic disease

I would like you to think about the evolution of healthcare in Europe and how it is organised. What are healthcare systems generally good at? Imagine a road accident. Frantic emergency phone calls. Flashing blue lights. Within 8 minutes emergency vehicles arrive. You hit the hospital accident and emergency ward. A crash team is ready. […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

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Posted on 17.10.2017

It’s happiness, stupid!

Jurriaan van Rijswijk (Msc): Founder and chairman ‘Games for Health Europe’ Eindhoven, October, 5th 2017 ‘Games for Health Europe’ wants to stimulate a paradigm shift in healthcare. Consider happiness as a positive condition for good health instead of the other way around.  In healthcare, patients can be faced with considerable adversity; healthcare professionals sometimes work […]

By Jurriaan van Rijswijk Founder and Chairman

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Getting checked

Posted on 10.07.2017

For pressure injuries, prevention is the key

The easiest type of pressure injury to deal with is the one that never happens. This is why health economists like William Padula, PhD are advocating the use of multi-layer prophylactic sacrum dressings for pressure injury prevention from the moment a patient enters the health system.   In an interview with MedTech Views, Dr Padula […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor