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Posted on 07.02.2024

Empowering patients will boost the quality of healthcare

The MedTech Europe Manifesto: A four-point plan for how the EU can do more for our wellbeing ‒ patients must be centre to building a healthy future Across Europe, campaigning is underway ahead of June’s European Parliament elections. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in the cycle of EU decision-making and offers us […]

By Oliver Bisazza Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

Chronic conditions

Posted on 25.01.2024

2024 European Elections: Take a stand for the Diabetes Community

Diabetes is a ‘silent pandemic’. If current trends continue, diabetes will soon be the number-one health threat in Europe. Political action is needed to improve the quality of prevention and care for patients and ensure the sustainability of healthcare systems, [highlighted in the Parliament Resolution of December 2023 on non-communicable diseases]. With European elections around the corner, the European […]

By Jessica Imbert Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

Digital

Posted on 22.01.2024

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Effective Regulation Can Boost Use of Explainable Innovation in Healthcare

In 2023, the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Machine Learning, on our lives became evident. Now is the right time to guide use of this pure technology with a legal and ethical framework. We need to apply fair use of AI rules so that explainable AI-based technologies can also be used in clinical care […]

By Corinne Dive-Reclus Global Head of Digital Diagnostics, Roche

Digital

Posted on 25.10.2023

Decisions driven by health data: why access is the key to unlocking patient empowerment.

You only have to look at the popularity of wearable fitness-driven devices to know that there is an increasing appetite for one’s own data. Watches or rings that go beyond step count and measure heart rate variability, track sleep, monitor blood oxygen levels and so much more, have become a desirable accessory for the masses. […]

By Gozde Briggs Programme Manager, European Patients'​ Forum

Access Cancer

Posted on 18.10.2023

Increasing Education of Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Survivors

Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day aims to educate, engage, and empower women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to know their breast reconstruction options, and to be confident in having an informed discussion with their care team about what’s best for them. While breast reconstruction may not be […]

By Alex Holmes Mentor EMEA Lead, J&J MedTech

Cardio

Posted on 29.09.2023

Time To Act To Change The Beat: Tackling Cardiovascular disease has never been more urgent

On this World Heart Day, it is crucial to stand together in our call to achieve better cardiovascular health for all. As chair of the MedTech Europe Cardiovascular Sector Group, I feel the need to underline once again the urgency of addressing this issue. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more than a health concern; it’s an […]

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

Digital

Posted on 14.09.2023

EHDS: Policy of Tomorrow Built on Innovation of Today

After a few calmer summer weeks, the legislative work on the European Health Data Space (EHDS) is back to running at full steam towards adopting new policy with the potential to reshape the landscape for medtech innovation. The proposed secondary use policies outlined by EHDS will allow medtech companies to accelerate the development of artificial […]

By Lela DiMonte Data Insights Analytics and Research Lead, Johnson & Johnson Medtech

Getting checked

Posted on 07.09.2023

The value of timely interventions in emergency care: IVDs laying the groundwork for urgent care success

As we have learned over the last few years, we cannot postpone reforms to our public health systems if we want to combat and prepare for future pandemics. As someone who has worked in the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) industry for more than 25 years, I believe in the importance of setting high-quality standards for IVD […]

By Daniel White Vice President Europe, Cepheid

Digital

Posted on 17.07.2023

Harnessing the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI) can change many industries, such as healthcare. It can help healthcare professionals with tasks, improve patient outcomes, and advance medical knowledge. When AI is used in medical devices and in vitro diagnostics, it must follow specific rules under the Medical Devices Regulation and the […]

By Alexander Olbrechts Director Digital Health, MedTech Europe