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Wound care
Access Value

Posted on 03.04.2014

Wound care: an answer to the burden of chronic diseases?

When most people think about chronic conditions, certain disease areas come to mind – diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, allergies…the list goes on.  However, it is unlikely that you think about chronic wounds as being part of that list.  Why is that?  Given that wounds impact 4 million Europeans per year (more than cancer and […]

By Ameer Ally Senior Director of Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement, Covidien

Access Value

Posted on 03.03.2014

Improving access to medical technologies for diabetes care in Europe

Access to quality healthcare and medical technologies has risen to the top of the international health agenda. In this regard, diabetes is a particular challenge as good management relies on continuous access to both medicines and medical devices. In its latest study, IDF Europe found that hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes in Europe do not have access to the treatment they need, putting their health at risk.

By Elodie Besnier Research Officer, IDF - Europe

Regulation Value

Posted on 27.11.2013

Hats off to policymakers for encouraging multidisciplinary wound care

Despite the overwhelming impact that wounds have on healthcare systems, many people are still unaware of the risks for developing wounds when entering a healthcare setting.  In fact, 27-50 percent of acute hospital beds are likely to be occupied on any day by patients with a wound. Many of these patients will be at high risk of infection, which can result in extended hospital stays and for some, amputation.  Yet, patients can be better protected against such risks by instituting evidenced based guidelines in healthcare settings that include multidisciplinary approaches to wound care treatment.

By Paul Trueman Chair, Eucomed Advanced Wound Care Sector Group; Vice-President of Market Access Smith & Nephew


Posted on 05.11.2013

Europe’s most vibrant startups are in medtech

Does Europe have a proper start-up culture? Are we doing enough for young professionals? According to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, in her article for the World Economic Forum, we could do more to make Europe fertile ground for start-ups, and engage the youngest generation entering the workforce. As a young professional in Brussels well-acquainted with millennial woes, I was eminently interested in the views of an established and influential official at the European Union.

By Betina Kiefer Alonso EDMA, Content Strategist

mHealth tour

Posted on 14.08.2013

Why do the mHealth Grand Tour?

Why do the mHealth Grand Tour, I mean, I’ve never been a sporting cyclist (yes, I’ve commuted by bike for years but not a 100 miles a day) nor am I a huge Tour de France fan, neither do I have diabetes… and developing a rather numb posterior, day after day, seriously?

By Peter Montgomery Director of Partnerships - GSMA


Posted on 15.05.2013

The importance of diagnostics in steering Europe’s healthcare future

With its Contract for a Healthy Future,  the medical technology industry acknowledges its role and responsibility in maintaining high-quality, affordable healthcare in Europe despite an ageing population and constrained budgets. This industry commitment offers the much needed solutions to prove that innovation is not a cost driver but a facilitator for driving healthcare quality and efficiency in the future.  From personalized medicine to disease monitoring, the role of the diagnostics industry will be crucial in managing healthcare spending.

By Joerg Kruetten Executive Vice-President at Simon-Kucher & Partners and head of the Medtech competence center

Gluco dock
Digital Value

Posted on 09.11.2012

MedTech Beware: My Next Blood Glucose Monitor will be an iPhone

I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type I in December 1997 at the age of 19. I had just graduated from high school, moved to the city, started university and was in the middle of applying for Harvard and MIT scholarships. I thought personal computers and Microsoft Windows 95 uncool, had gone through my range of Ataris and C64s, and was proud owner of my first Apple Macintosh Performa – 56k modem and all. And my first, brick-like cellphone was soon to be exchanged for Nokia’s 7622, one of the first mobile phones with WAP technology: Internet on the go.

By Bastian Hauck Founder, Adventure Diabetes


Posted on 26.10.2012

What’s the purpose of a diagnostic test?

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests are likely to be a part of everyone’s life, in many cases, more than once. Yet most people do not know what these tests are or what they do.

By Lluís Bohígas Santasusagna Director, Institutional Relations, Roche Diagnostics

Digital Regulation

Posted on 31.08.2012

Policy and regulation for innovation in mHealth

For the past two years, I have been working with great passion on the subject of mobile health (or mHealth), having set up the global mHealth programme of the GSMA – the organisation that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. I am therefore very pleased that the momentum for mHealth has really been building.

By Jeanine Vos Executive Director, Mobile Health at GSMA