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berlin
Value

Posted on 29.05.2009

Is the German healthcare system setting the right incentives to provide the best patient care?

An exclusive roundtable hosted by Johnson & Johnson during this year’s Hauptstadtkongress debated the question whether the current healthcare system in Germany should compromise between the need to standardize treatments due to scarce resources and increasingly informed patients demanding the best treatment possible. Although panelists agreed that Germany may be leading in terms of standards […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

Hospital4 B
Value

Posted on 28.05.2009

From the Haupstadtkongress – Patient safety, what can be done on a European level?

Listening to a distinguished panel of experts chaired by Bernard Merkel of DG Sanco I get the impression that things are moving to raise the level of patient safety. I was interested to learn that DG Sanco has commissioned a study to rate Member States in their efforts to combat patient safety. This “black list” […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Sun
Regulation Value

Posted on 28.05.2009

Heat and quite a lot of light

The sweltering heat and fever pitch of the football supporters contrasts starkly with the measured debate at the 2009 International Medical Device Industry Compliance, Regulatory and Intellectual Property Conference here in Rome. The Champions League final sees football shirted supporters rubbing shoulders with suited captains of industry in an unlikely melange. One item of news […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

conferences
Regulation

Posted on 27.05.2009

Opening ceremony of Germany’s largest health policy conference, Hauptstadtkongress

Sitting in the crowded main conference hall of Berlin International Congress Center (ICC) on the opening day of Germany’s largest health policy conference, the so-called Hauptstadtkongress, I am keen to see where senior government officials see the healthcare system headed. The conference center breathes the atmosphere of a 70s sci-fi movie. I am listening to […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

GHTF
Global Regulation

Posted on 15.05.2009

An Excellent 12th GHTF Conference explores answers on the future of the GHTF

Just sitting at the airport after what was an excellent Global Harmonization Task Force Conference. Well done Steve Dibert and his crew, not to mention Health Canada. Who says regulatory affairs is boring! This conference really put the moose among the pigeons! We had a truly gripping opening session from Dr. Robert Jackson, the renowned […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

moscow
Global

Posted on 12.05.2009

Russia in the global economic storm

The EPC organised on May 6th a policy dialogue with the World Bank on the topic: “Russia in the global economic storm” and presented its latest Economic Report dated March 2009 and available here. The numbers of the World Bank, even though considered by the key note as “educated guesses” are still the best available […]

By Aline Lautenberg MedTech Europe, General Counsel - Director Legal & Compliance

collaboration
Global

Posted on 06.05.2009

MassMEDIC Annual Meeting: Reflections on industry clinician collaboration

Sitting on Boston’s south shore, the John F. Kennedy Pesidential Library is both imposing yet not over-stated. A rare treat for me was the opportunity to address the annual meeting of MassMEDIC, the largest regional medical technology association in the USA – and that means the world, I am sure! The speaker’s podium has a […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Sweden-1_0
Business Value

Posted on 29.04.2009

Swedish MedTech 2009 – Northern Lights burning bright

I’m just back from an extended trip to Sweden where I was invited to present at Swedish Medtech’s AGM (it was my first trip to Sweden so I tagged on a few days leave). Great event and a great country; if you haven’t visited yet, you have to go! I have always found Swedish people […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

Press-release
Regulation Value

Posted on 10.04.2009

Eucomed press release 05/09 – Revised Directive on Late payments: 23.6 billion Euros of unpaid invoices threaten small companies’ survival and jeopardize public health

Brussels, 8 April 2009 – Eucomed welcomes revision of directive 2000/35/EC on Late Payments adopted by the European Commission today strengthening current payment obligations. Association disappointed to see final text considerably watered down compared to initial clear targets. As the voice of the medical technology industry in Europe, Eucomed is extremely pleased to see late […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed