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Value

Posted on 21.04.2016

Promoting diversity and innovation: European MedTech Week 2016

Do you remember the last time you have used a medical technology product? I think a lot of people, including myself, will answer that it was quite recent. In fact, medical technology is all around us – diagnosing, monitoring and treating virtually every disease or condition. And in the 2nd edition of the European MedTech […]

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

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Digital

Posted on 04.12.2015

Ten digital health tensions driving innovation in Medtech

Editors’ Note: This blog is part 2 of a series on Digital Health, which aims at presenting the challenges of the new digital revolution and demonstrating how digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own health. For part 1 of this series click here. During the European MedTech Forum (2-4 December 2015) follow the […]

By Dr. Christopher Wasden Executive Director, Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

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Digital

Posted on 03.12.2015

Ready to innovate. And ripe to transform? How cloud and mobile technologies are poised to transform health at systemic level

Editors’ Note: This blog is the first part of a series on Digital Health, which aims at presenting the challenges of the new digital revolution and demonstrating how digital health is empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own health. During the European MedTech Forum (2-4 December 2015) follow the conversation and learn from industry […]

By Elena Bonfiglioli Managing Director Health Industry, Public Sector, EMEA, Microsoft

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Access

Posted on 27.10.2015

The need for a comprehensive approach for assessing the value of diagnostic information

Public and private healthcare payers around the world face substantial and evolving challenges in making good decisions on behalf of their ultimate clients—their beneficiaries or subscribers, i.e., people who are at risk of becoming patients. As agents for these potential patients, payers and providers must make prudent clinical and economic recommendations on how to obtain […]

By Lou Garrison Professor, Departments of Pharmacy and Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle

The future of medtech
Value

Posted on 18.12.2014

My MedTech predictions for 2015 and their impact on our industry

This time last year, I wrote a blogpost about the priorities MedTech Europe would be working on in 2014. This year, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Based on what I see, hear and read every day, I’ll outline what I believe to be the major medtech trends, topics and evolutions we’ll be talking […]

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

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Digital

Posted on 09.10.2014

If medtech wants to start attaching things to my body outside of the clinic, we better talk

The practice of medicine is meant to keep people well or help them get well so they can live a full, productive life. Technology provides tools toward that goal. It can help relieve pain and suffering or prevent it. But too often we get so excited about technology we lose sight of what’s really important, helping human beings live better. And when it comes to the millions of people living with chronic conditions, and now “chronic cancers”, we need to really understand their lives with an illness to know how technology can help.

By Andrew Schorr Founder

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Value

Posted on 25.09.2014

DG SANCO or DG ENTR? Our value-based innovations will continue to benefit patients and healthcare systems in Europe

With the summer holidays well and truly behind us, and temperatures outside gradually dropping, I am sure the temperature inside the EU institutions is rising as the EU machine is picking up steam again. Commission portfolios have been handed out, the Commissioners-designate will soon be vetted, and certain competences are being moved from one Directorate-General […]

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

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Value

Posted on 18.09.2014

The consumerisation of care: Can medtech compete?

Editors’ Note: This post is part of a series on Consumerisation of Care. Follow the conversation and learn from industry experts using the Twitter hashtag #mtf2014. Digital technologies are changing how companies innovate, interact and do business. Consumer industries such as retail, electronics, and telecommunications already use digital technologies to more closely connect to customers, better […]

By Brian Williams Director Global Healthcare Strategy

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Digital

Posted on 23.07.2014

Moving in the right direction – a fit-for-purpose HTA for devices and diagnostics

I just read the minutes of the joint meeting EDMA, Eucomed, COCIR and EUnetHTA had last May and it got me thinking: why try to put a square peg in a round hole? Medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, imaging equipment and pharmaceuticals – while all health technologies – are very different in nature, in their mode of action, in the benefits they bring to people’s health and well-being, and in the way they contribute to sustainable healthcare. Because of these and many more differences, trying to apply a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) model designed for pharmaceuticals to other health technologies is like trying to shove a square peg into a round hole – it won’t work.

By Serge Bernasconi Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe