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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

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Regulation

Posted on 27.07.2021

This is no time to further unsettle EU medtech legislation

Policymakers spent years on agreeing on one of the most modern medtech rules in the world – this should not be undermined by revisions to horizontal legislation. As Brussels powers down for a short summer lull, I find myself in a reflective mode. The pandemic has transformed our lives – suffice to say that we […]

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

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Ethics

Posted on 01.07.2021

Ethical collaborations: new guidelines help companies partner with patient organisations

One of the strongest trends I have observed in healthcare over the past decade has been the growth of patient power. Patients are actively shaping their care like never before. In response, health systems and companies are increasingly focused on the outcomes and experiences that matter to patients. The voice of patients is also becoming […]

By Clarisse Aillet Medical Education Consultant

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Ethics

Posted on 25.03.2021

New training video boosts global compliance – and public confidence

Bringing innovative medical technology to patients around the world is a priority for the medtech industry. This task often relies on a wide network of third-party intermediaries and distributors. While third parties provide valuable local knowledge, logistics and skills, it is important to appreciate that everyone working on behalf of medtech companies is bound by […]

By Aline Lautenberg General Counsel and Director General Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe

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Digital

Posted on 13.05.2019

How to tap the full value of your digital solution

Looking at the Medtech industry and their IT solutions, it’s obvious that many companies underestimate the power of their digital solutions. With a deteriorating commercial climate, it’s more important than ever to fully capture the value of digital solutions and ensure they’re properly monetized – either directly or indirectly. But how should companies go about […]

By Dr. Michael Keller Senior Director

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Ethics

Posted on 13.05.2019

Building synergies between the business and compliance communities

This year, GMTCC is fully part of the MedTech Forum. By joining forces to build synergies between the business and compliance communities, the industry is sending a clear message: compliance is part of the business! I have always been in favour of having the compliance officer seen as a true business partner. Indeed, compliance programmes […]

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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Ethics

Posted on 13.05.2019

Transparency: What’s next for the healthcare industry?

In an era where transparency is expected, the healthcare industry has been at the centre of attention from the public and from authorities. We can see this in how governments around the world – notably the US and France – have developed ‘Sunshine Acts’ to mandate disclosure of industry support for healthcare institutions and professionals. […]

By Pascale Schmidt Compliance Officer EMEA/LATAM & RDI - Roche Diagnostics International

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Ethics

Posted on 13.05.2019

Enhanced transparency in healthcare, a pure win-win situation

Healthcare is a complex system in which many actors and interests play a role. Unfortunately, the representation of some prevails over others, quite often even over patients’ interest, despite the fact that the whole system’s aim is to work for their well-being and safety. In mental health, in particular, industry and healthcare professionals have had […]

By Marcin Rodzinka Project Coordinator - Mental Health Europe

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Regulation

Posted on 13.05.2019

Notified Bodies are becoming a regulatory bottleneck

The new EU regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) share a laudable aim: They seek to modernise the regulatory framework and enhance transparency. The goal, shared by all stakeholders, is to enhance patient safety without harming innovations that improve patient outcomes. However, with these two regulations coming into force by May 2020 […]

By Fabien Roy Partner - Hogan Lovells