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Digital

Posted on 17.11.2022

Artificial Intelligence pushing the frontiers of healthcare

Working for a company that is at the frontline of digital innovation in medical technologies, I believe that with continued advances in artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled medical devices, the possibility for improving patient lives can reach an entirely new level. AI in healthcare has the potential to solve pressing challenges for European healthcare systems. However, there […]

By Chantal Vets Senior Legal Director, Medtronic

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

Getting checked

Posted on 28.04.2022

Time to prepare for the revolution in predictive genomics

Predictive genomics can transform healthcare, shifting the focus towards prevention and getting better value for the money we spend. In the first of a two-part mini-series, Francesco Floridini explores this new paradigm in healthcare. Healthcare today is all about treating people who are ill. They experience symptoms, engage with the health system, and receive an […]

By Francesco Florindi Strategic Partnerships Manager – Predictive Genomics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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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COVID-19

Posted on 12.10.2021

How can orthopaedic waiting lists be tackled?

Over the last 18 months, many hospitals were forced to postpone elective surgeries to make room for COVID-19 critical care. In the UK alone, 100,000 people had their joint replacement procedures cancelled during first wave, leaving them with untreated pain and mobility challenges. More than one-third of those waiting for a total knee or hip […]

By Torbjorn Skold Vice President EMEA DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction

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Value

Posted on 29.06.2021

Reimagining healthcare delivery in a new era of surgery

COVID-19 and its impact has been unprecedented. Nowhere is this more visible than in our healthcare sector, where hospital and ICU capacity have been stretched to their limits. Healthcare professionals and other frontline staff have performed heroic yet exhausting feats – delivering superhuman efforts to ensure continuity of care. I’m proud that the MedTech industry […]

By Hani Abouhalka Company Group Chairman - Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

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Pure tech

Posted on 11.06.2021

My dream is for personalised treatments to be the norm

When it comes to people, one size does not fit all. It is no shock to hear that we all have different shapes and sizes. But then why do we turn to standard equipment and approaches for every patient in our hospitals today? Let’s take a step back and imagine a world where personalised treatments […]

By Brigitte de Vet-Veithen Vice President, Materialise Medical

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COVID-19

Posted on 25.02.2021

The impact of the pandemic on people living with rare diseases

Almost 12 months after the WHO declared a global COVID-19 pandemic, people with rare diseases can reflect on a turbulent year – even if there are some positive lessons to be learned in how services are delivered. While the pandemic continues, most reflections on the crisis come to a common conclusion: everyone suffered, but not […]

By Sandra Courbier Social Research Director - Rare Barometer Programme Lead