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Posted on 24.07.2019

Interoperability unlocks the potential of digital health

Digital health has the potential to make healthcare better for patients and for healthcare professionals, as well as to accelerate the shift towards more efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering care. It promises to make healthcare better, safer, and more centred on the patient. Yet, despite this great potential, the people I speak to – […]

By Michael Strübin Director Digital Health at MedTech Europe

Value-Based Access Programmes

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)

Chronic conditions

Posted on 17.06.2019

Improving the lives of people living with diabetes

It is incredible when I think that nearly 100 years have passed since the discovery of insulin. Since then, insulin saved the lives of millions of people living with diabetes around the world. Medical technologies play also a key role in diabetes care and management. They contribute to improving the quality of life of people […]

By Sehnaz Karadeniz Regional Chair Europe

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


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

Chronic conditions

Posted on 03.10.2018

Want to rethink healthcare? Start with diabetes

Diabetes is the healthcare challenge of our times – let’s make it a role model for a new kind of care We know that millions of Europeans are living with diabetes and that millions more will be diagnosed in the years ahead. We know this will put huge pressure on health services, as well on […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

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

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

Chronic conditions

Posted on 12.04.2018

Value-Based Health Care and chronic disease

I would like you to think about the evolution of healthcare in Europe and how it is organised. What are healthcare systems generally good at? Imagine a road accident. Frantic emergency phone calls. Flashing blue lights. Within 8 minutes emergency vehicles arrive. You hit the hospital accident and emergency ward. A crash team is ready. […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe