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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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COVID-19

Posted on 20.05.2020

Medtech role in the global response to the COVID-19

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 technology industry have played a pivotal role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it will be central […]

By Tanja Valentin Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe

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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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Getting checked

Posted on 26.07.2017

The role of medtech in fighting hepatitis

International efforts to tackle the hepatitis pandemic have reached new heights, especially in the past year since the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. It is estimated that some 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus […]

By Karen Finn Freelance writer, editor

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Posted on 06.04.2016

Diabetes takes centres stage on World Health Day 2016

This April 7th marks World Health Day (WHD). The first World Health Assembly, held by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, declared that WHD would be celebrated on this date from 1950 onwards. I am pleased to see that for the first time ever, WHO has chosen diabetes as its theme for WHD in […]

By Lorenzo Piemonte Communications Coordinator, International Diabetes Federation

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Posted on 05.02.2016

Why diagnostics is important in dealing with the Zika threat

In the last few weeks we have seen the emergence of a new global public health threat, the Zika Virus (ZIKV). Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are monitoring the spread of the Zika, a mosquito borne arbovirus. The WHO recently declared the diseases linked […]

By Jesús Rueda Rodríguez Director International Affairs MedTech Europe

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Posted on 18.11.2014

How can we approach this era of superbugs and healthcare-associated infections

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. Tackling the era of superbugs should be a team sport. Physicians, companies, foundations and the MedTech industry all want to play their part.

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Posted on 29.07.2014

Superbugs: “The physician community needs to get its act together”

The WHO has been raising the ‘threat level’ on this issue progressively each year for the last decade, with individual disease reports highlighting the emerging threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This year’s report however highlights this pandemic like never before, demonstrating it’s global nature and its profound impact on health and economics. I’m a cardiologist and the report speaks to me – actually it screams out loud: “We need to get our act together”.

By Sameer Bansilal Attending Physician in the Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute