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Getting checked

Posted on 15.11.2019

Prevention is better than cure: it’s time we value diagnostic information

Prevention is better than cure. It’s cheaper too. In fact, preventing future illnesses and preventing complications from existing conditions, are vital to the future sustainability of health systems.  For a vaccine that prevents measles, or a medication that prevents a heart attack, the value is obvious. But what about the value of learning that you […]

By Hans Martens Chair of the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), and former CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

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Value

Posted on 24.06.2019

Patients don’t care about technology – they care about quality of life

Everything we know about healthcare will be totally different in twenty years. But while breath-taking new technologies become available, I believe our most important task is to integrate them in a way that always benefits patients. Emerging medical technologies are fantastic tools with which we can completely reimagine the continuum of care. We can redesign […]

By Alexandre Ceccaldi General Secretary of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN)

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Digital

Posted on 13.05.2019

Are you ready to use data for good?

I’ve been working with the health system and data for decades. But when my own child developed diabetes – and I was subsequently diagnosed with the disease myself – the dysfunction of the health data ecosystem came into sharper focus than ever. On the one hand, there is a mountain of data. Citizens (those with […]

By Claus Nielsen Co-founder - Data for Good Foundation

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Cardio

Posted on 19.02.2019

Atrial fibrillation: The most understated disease of our time?

In 2019, and in every corner of the world, pressing issues affect patients and their way of life. Consequently, this impacts upon their loved ones and personal, professional and social communities. There are conditions and diseases that receive a lot of attention and are broadly recognised and there are those that don’t. Atrial fibrillation (AF,) […]

By Gabriele Fischetto Vice President Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices EMEA

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Getting checked

Posted on 28.07.2018

Why up to 290 million people are at risk of unknowingly developing liver disease or cancer

New research from the World Hepatitis Alliance reveals why 9 in 10 people living with viral hepatitis are unaware of their status Two years ago, 194 countries committed to the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. By adopting the World Health Organization’s Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, governments finally recognised the disease […]

By Raquel Peck the CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA)

Health data can transform our lives – but must be used wisely
Ethics

Posted on 09.07.2018

Health data can transform our lives – but must be used wisely

This blog is part of the GMTCC 2018 blog series. You can follow the conversation under #GMTCC and find more details and at gmtcc.com. Check out related blogs: Swifter, Higher, Stronger: Promoting MedTech Ethics on the Global Stage,How to create and maintain an ethical culture,Global Responsibility, Global Ethics and Compliance, Global Principles for MedTech Innovation, Progress and […]

By Oba Adewunmi Legal Counsel at Verily Life Science

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 07.06.2018

Why should we prevent cervical cancer? Because we can

This blog is part of the Early Diagnosis campaign #BeFirstEarly diagnosis and care can prevent illness from developing and slow disease progression. Lab tests, genetic tests, tests for chronic diseases and modern lab diagnostics can help facilitate earlier intervention and improves outcomes for patients and are increasingly valuable in informing treatment choice. Read the other blogs here: A […]

By Dr. Ed Baker Roche Molecular diagnostics

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 07.06.2018

Kidney Disease: catch it early to save lives and money

This blog is part of the Early Diagnosis campaign #BeFirst Early diagnosis and care can prevent illness from developing and slow disease progression. Lab tests, genetic tests, tests for chronic diseases and modern lab diagnostics can help facilitate earlier intervention and improves outcomes for patients and are increasingly valuable in informing treatment choice.  Read the other […]

By Jeffrey Mayfield PhD - Sr. Scientist at Siemens Healthineers

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Chronic conditions

Posted on 06.06.2018

For kidney disease patients, treatment education and choice are key to better outcomes

This blog is part of the Early Diagnosis campaign #BeFirstEarly diagnosis and care can prevent illness from developing and slow disease progression. Lab tests, genetic tests, tests for chronic diseases and modern lab diagnostics can help facilitate earlier intervention and improves outcomes for patients and are increasingly valuable in informing treatment choice. Read the other blogs here: A […]

By Cristiano Franzi Senior Vice President & President Baxter EMEA