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Digital

Posted on 22.09.2022

How to unlock the value of health data and digital health solutions

At the MedTech Forum that took place in Barcelona earlier this year, I joined a J&J MedTech sponsored panel entitled Data Governance in a Patient Pathway. I was on stage with peers from the industry, all looking at the topic from a different perspective, from the patient, to the healthcare provider, the policy maker to […]

By Lisa Ann Hill Managing Director

Value

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.

By Ashley McEvoy Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

Research & Innovation

Posted on 01.07.2022

Putting medical technologies at the heart of health innovation in Europe

From robotic surgery and wearables to connected devices and AI-powered diagnostics, medical technologies are reinventing healthcare. Europe’s medtech sector is making unprecedented investments in research & innovation – and joining the Innovative Healthcare Initiative for the first time. I sense that something big is happening in healthcare research. A tectonic shift in Europe’s health innovation […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

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 10.02.2020

AI in medical technologies: prioritising an ethical approach to deliver better care

Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce their variability, making health systems more efficient. But we must take an ethical approach to ensure sustainable implementation and public trust.   As leaders in the medical technology sector, we are playing our part in ensuring that our industry develops advanced data-driven technologies […]

By Anne-Sophie Bricca Co-chair of MedTech Europe’s working group on Ethical AI, and a Deputy General Counsel at Terumo BCT

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Digital

Posted on 09.12.2019

Why medtech needs to be interoperable by design

Medical technology companies have a lot to consider when developing new products: a successful device must address an unmet need, deliver value to users and the health system, meet regulatory standards, and so on. But many companies are neglecting a key issue which is becoming increasingly essential – digital technologies and connected devices must be […]

By René Spronk Trainer/Consultant with Ringholm

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 13.11.2019

AI in healthcare: Europe gets real

AI – Artificial Intelligence – sounds like another buzzword floating in the air of Brussels when we talk about future R&D priorities. There are many interpretations of what AI means, while some people are already grumbling that it’s just another fad. Personally, I believe that now is the time for practical examples of deployment of […]

By Patrick Boisseau Director Research and Innovation, MedTech Europe

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Digital

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 – […]

By Michael Strübin Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe

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Regulation

Posted on 02.07.2019

From here to 2024: personalized medicine for an immediate future

State of play The aim of Europe’s policies and actions in public health is to improve and protect human health, and to support the modernisation of Europe’s health systems – which the EU sees both as improving the quality of its citizens’ lives, and as a contribution to goals involving growth and jobs. While the […]

By Denis Horgan Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine