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COVID-19

Posted on 26.10.2020

COPD & COVID-19: Pandemic must prompt shift to connected care

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a long-term lung illness, COVID-19 is having a major impact. The pandemic has disrupted traditional models of care and put vulnerable patients at risk. Keeping patients out of hospital – by reducing scheduled visits and avoiding emergency admissions – has become the top priority.  A silver […]

By Odile Bigaignon Vice President, EMEA Marketing at ResMed

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COVID-19

Posted on 29.09.2020

Your heart has never been more important

The unprecedented COVID-19 has fundamentally shifted society’s and government’s attention and prioritisation of healthcare. Never has health topped our agenda as much as today – as an individual trying to stay healthy, as healthcare professional and facility trying to deliver a high quality of care, as industry trying to deliver the best innovations to improve […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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COVID-19

Posted on 27.08.2020

COVID-19 & diagnostics: the value of ‘test, test, test’

The power of diagnostics information (VODI) to public health and society was a topic of keen interest even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic offers us fresh lessons on how health systems can harness this value.  Many of us will recall one of the earliest recommendation from the Director General of the WHO during the […]

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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COVID-19

Posted on 22.06.2020

Digital acceleration in the COVID-19 world

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.    This time last year, I wrote an article on digital technologies for MedTech Week, focused on the importance of digital diagnosis. […]

By Angelo De Rosa VP & GM Rhythm Management Europe, Middle East & Africa at Boston Scientific

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COVID-19

Posted on 05.06.2020

How a focus on efficiency can help treat more atrial fibrillation patients

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.  Before COVID-19 hit, there were around 11 million people across Europe living with atrial fibrillation (AF). As many as one in four […]

By Alenka Brzulja Vice President of Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

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Access

Posted on 29.04.2020

Maximising the potential of diagnostic information in heart failure care

Covid-19 has proven a seismic event for our societies, and it is easy to forget that the pandemic will not dominate the debate on healthcare forever. Yet by any rational measure, efforts to manage long-term conditions will continue to be responsible for the majority of healthcare costs into the future. Heart failure (HF) is, and […]

By Ed Harding Network Director, Heart Failure Policy Network - Co-founder and Managing Director of The Health Policy Partnership

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Value

Posted on 18.11.2019

Checklist culture: how simple solutions can revolutionise patient safety and tackle AMR

As we mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day, it is vital that we do all we can to address antimicrobial resistance. The medtech sector supports a wide range of tools that reduce infection risk and support antimicrobial stewardship – some are technologically sophisticated; others are startlingly simple. Checklists are just one […]

By Goran Ribaric Director, Regional Safety Officer EMEA J&J Medical Devices

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Value

Posted on 12.08.2019

Scaling up innovations to improve health care quality across Europe

Health systems across the European Union are facing numerous challenges – from the ageing of the European population and sustainable financing of health care, to great variations and inequalities in clinical practice within and between countries, a necessary and rising emphasis on patient experience and patient-centredness within health systems, and significant public health threats. The […]

By Roberto Bertollini President, Health First Europe

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Ethics

Posted on 11.07.2019

Digital medtech: Rising to the GDPR opportunity

I believe that data has the power to transform patient care. But do the legal and regulatory landscapes in Europe and around the world pose some sort of obstacle to digital health innovation in the medical technology sector? This is a hot topic right now as patients – indeed, all citizens – become increasingly aware […]

By Shannon Zeigler Coordinator Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe