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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


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

Chronic conditions

Posted on 28.05.2019

A day to act against obesity, “from blame to solution”

Last 18 May was European Obesity Day (EOD). For me, this was a day to reflect, learn and discuss with patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers possible solutions to tackle the obesity epidemic in Europe. As the most recent OECD report outlines, obesity has become a global and European epidemic with gloomy predictions for the future, […]

By Valeria Fagone Senior Director Government Affairs EMEA, Medtronic

Getting checked

Posted on 22.05.2018

How can we manage preeclampsia risk during pregnancy?

Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy disorder occurring only during pregnancy. To mark World Preeclampsia Day (May 22), I would like to share some insights on how to make pregnancy after preeclampsia as safe as possible for women and babies. One of the questions we hear most frequently from women who have experienced preeclampsia is: ‘Is […]

By Ralph Schimmer Chief Medical Officer and Head Global Medical & Scientific Affairs at Roche Diagnostics / Centralised and Point of Care Solutions


Posted on 01.03.2018

Predicting a patient’s health path and changing their behaviour, through the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By unleashing the power of machine learning, we can better understand behaviour, empower patients to make smarter decisions – and save billions of euros. Unhealthy lifestyles are driving an explosion in chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. By choosing to smoke, having an inconsistency in maintaining a healthy diet and opting out of […]

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


Posted on 01.03.2017

Stress-busting app keeps employees healthy – and boosts productivity

Sensors, artificial intelligence and big data are not only changing healthcare, they are transforming the workplace and may even reinvent the insurance sector. Stress takes its toll on all of us. It affects our mental health and is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity. It also costs employers tens of thousands of euro […]

By David Plans CEO at BioBeats


Posted on 18.01.2017

‘Sin taxes’ – all stick, no carrot

Shouldn’t we be rewarded for healthy behaviour rather than repeatedly punished for being ‘bad’? Fat tax and sugar tax, duty on cigarettes and vodka – everyone can think of a ‘sin tax’ they pay from time to time. These are the penalties we pay for making unhealthy choices. The idea of sin taxes has been […]

By Gary Finnegan Health Journalist


Posted on 15.02.2016

Why MedTech should innovate more to help tackle obesity

It’s remarkable that Europe’s obesity challenge doesn’t get more policy attention. The share of the population that’s overweight or obese is already high and growing fast. By 2030, around 40 and 30 percent of Brits and Germans, respectively, will be obese. These are large numbers and should concentrate political minds on coming up with better […]

By Fredrik Erixon Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)


Posted on 03.12.2014

5 Blogs inspired by the conversation on consumerisation of care

Can MedTech compete in globalised markets? Here’s a selection of five leading views on healthcare consumarisation.
The lure of wearable technology and its application to health is tremendous- so tremendous that even the richest company on the planet-Apple, can’t resist it apparently. And so goes the recent insider news that has captured the attention of people worldwide “Apple is developing software and sensors that can predict heart attacks”. Not so fast Apple, not so fast….