Medtronic is committed to working with the health community to better leverage technologies and services that improve patient outcomes, integrate care delivery and support the global shift toward value-based healthcare, says Rob ten Hoedt, Medtronic’s Executive Vice President.
GE Healthcare has developed NASA-style command centres for hospitals allowing them to monitor critical data in real time to ensure efficient patient care. Kieran Murphy, Global CEO of GE Healthcare, talks about the benefits of artificial intelligence while sharing his vision of the digital healthcare transformation.
The global burden of infections resistant to existing antimicrobial medicines is growing at an alarming pace while major pharmaceutical companies are backing away from developing new antibiotics. We spoke with Marc Lemonnier of Antabio, one of only a handful of private firms dedicated to new antibiotics R&D.
Covetrus has been harnessing digital technologies to assist pet owners in staying on top of the care of their pets by promoting a frictionless engagement with vets and connecting data-driven insights to a pet’s medical record.
From bio-pacemakers to micro-robots manoeuvring the bloodstream – Lithuanian company Femtika is producing 3D micro- and nano-structures by applying very advanced fabrication techniques. Vidmantas Sakalys, Femtika’s CEO, outlines the company’s plans and shares his view on emerging trends in nanomedicine.
Generic drugs are typically cheaper than brand-name pharmaceutical products; they free up healthcare budgets to finance the next wave of innovation and the development of new drugs, says Berit Lindholm, President and CEO of Bluefish Pharmaceuticals.
Primex Pharmaceuticals is spearheading a new lean pharmaceutical business model with big plans to expand in paediatrics and orphan pharmaceuticals. Primex’ CEO, Alan Knox, says there’s a huge demand for low-dose but effective anaesthesia products that is currently unmet.
Kris Sterkens says the healthcare system needs to transition from treating disease to preventing illness and could well adopt a Netflix model whereby payers take out a subscription and spread their payments for costly therapies over a number of years.
Proteus Medical Health has invented the world’s first digital pill, with a view to surmounting the problem of patients failing to take medicines as prescribed. Andrew Thompson explains how the collection, analysis and application of data will be central to the new health economy.
Mark O'Herlihy explains how and why machine learning will be fundamental to the healthcare of tomorrow, admitting that there is still a great deal of work to be done to demystify the role of new technologies by identifying proven results and best practice.
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