Views on the value MedTech can deliver. 

188 blogs about the topic


Posted on 06.11.2018

Celebrating 30 years of ABHI

As ABHI celebrates its 30th anniversary today, Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive of the association discusses the past, present and future.  1.  In the 30-year history of ABHI, what have been the biggest changes? Our industry has changed significantly over the last 30 years, from being simply product based, to delivering value-based service solutions and increasingly […]

By Peter Ellingworth Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)


Posted on 16.10.2018

Infection Prevention Week: Making Surgery Safer

Medical technologies can add value for patients, healthcare professionals and health systems. However, this must go hand-in-hand with safety. After all, the fundamental tenet of healthcare professionals is Primum non nocere: ‘first, do no harm’. I see our industry’s role as an important player in a health system that helps people get better, safely. Patient […]

By Michelle Brennan Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe and Company Group Chair, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

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Posted on 19.06.2018

Case study: testing a new framework for value-based procurement

This blog is part 10 of a series on the MEAT value-based procurement project, an initiative that advocates towards a shift from price-based procurement towards value-based procurement. It does so by defining a Most Economically Advantageous Tendering (MEAT) framework that includes the value of medical technologies, services and solutions in procurement processes across Europe. Read part 1, part […]

By Gabriela Restovic Health economist

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Posted on 06.06.2018

Taking the Heat out of the Value Debate by Focusing on Outcomes: Our Generation’s Plea to Make Health Great Again!

With 20% of healthcare spending estimated to be wasted on ineffective interventions at a time of limited resources and increased demand for medical innovation and services, the efficiency of EU healthcare systems must be challenged. How? By focusing on value: getting the best possible outcomes at the best possible cost. While this seems to be […]

By Thomas Gelin Chair, Committee on Outcomes-Based Healthcare Systems, European Health Parliament


Posted on 04.06.2018

Prevention and empowerment is the way forward in healthcare

Empowering the citizen when it comes to healthcare involves several elements, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine executive director Denis Horgan. It can be education regarding what is actually out there in modern medicine (not least full-genome sequencing), leading to more up-to-date knowledge on the part of the patient and the healthcare professionals (HCPs), it […]

By Denis Horgan Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine


Posted on 04.06.2018

MedTech Week 2018: Thinking Smarter and Working Harder to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare – Together

During my tenure in the medical technology industry, including in my role as Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe, I have been honored and humbled on countless occasions to see the results of our industry’s contribution to healthcare delivery. This week marks another of these occasions. Each year in June, MedTech Week offers a […]

By Michelle Brennan Chair of the Board of MedTech Europe and Company Group Chair, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).


Posted on 22.03.2018

Czech medtech: two decades of change

As CzechMed celebrates its 20th anniversary on 22 March 2018, Miroslav Palát, President of the association discusses the past, present and future Czechia was a different place in 1998 when CzechMed was established to represent the medical devices sector. Since then, the economy has grown by an average of 2.5% per year – with the […]

By Miroslav Palát President CzechMed


Posted on 01.03.2018

Predicting a patient’s health path and changing their behaviour, through the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By unleashing the power of machine learning, we can better understand behaviour, empower patients to make smarter decisions – and save billions of euros. Unhealthy lifestyles are driving an explosion in chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. By choosing to smoke, having an inconsistency in maintaining a healthy diet and opting out of […]

By Sorin Stircu Regional MedTech Strategist at E*HealthLine - Europe Global Office


Posted on 01.02.2018

Turning the Triple Aim into A Triple Win: Current Perspectives on Hospital–Industry Partnerships

Over the past 20 years, much has been written about hospital–industry partnerships (also known as Public–Private Partnerships or PPPs). Though they have as many champions as detractors, and there are lessons to be learned, in today’s increasingly strained healthcare systems, their potential is undeniable. Despite the importance and value of these partnerships, through our own […]

By Sheena S. Patel Customer Solutions Marketing Lead – Value Creation, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices