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Posted on 22.07.2020

MedTech Facts (and Figures) everyone should know

‘Data-driven decision making’ has become a buzzword in policy discussions throughout the past years. On one hand, from a supply point of view, with the digital revolution we generate and have access to an ever-growing pool of data. We continuously collect and analyse information about every aspect of our life, whether personal or professional. On […]

By Orsolya Küttel Officer Market Data, MedTech Europe

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COVID-19

Posted on 17.07.2020

The rise of the humble medical mask

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.  The medical mask was a product once taken for granted, but now is being recognised as a vital tool for public health. […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement

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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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Digital

Posted on 10.02.2020

AI in medical technologies: prioritising an ethical approach to deliver better care

Artificial intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce their variability, making health systems more efficient. But we must take an ethical approach to ensure sustainable implementation and public trust.   As leaders in the medical technology sector, we are playing our part in ensuring that our industry develops advanced data-driven technologies […]

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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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 03.10.2019

Training patients to engage in medtech R&D

The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) has trained dozens of patients to engage with companies and decision-makers on medicines development. Now it’s time to think about medtech. I am convinced that the days when experts and clinicians decided what patients want are long gone. Modern healthcare aspires to be patient-centred, while academics, policymakers and industry are […]

By Matthew May Programme Coordinator at EUPATI

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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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Posted on 02.07.2019

From here to 2024: personalized medicine for an immediate future

State of play The aim of Europe’s policies and actions in public health is to improve and protect human health, and to support the modernisation of Europe’s health systems – which the EU sees both as improving the quality of its citizens’ lives, and as a contribution to goals involving growth and jobs. While the […]

By Denis Horgan Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine

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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