Winners Are Beginning To Emerge In Digital Health – But Without Planning Medtechs Risk Missing The Boat
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Digital health care will one day simply be "health care" in the same way that genomic medicine will simply become "medicine." But between then and now, there is much distance to cover – a lot of it in the minds of stakeholders who, maybe reluctantly, see it as a risky strategy. But the emerging consensus is that it represents opportunity.
The waiting is over and digital technologies are being adopted at pace, according to a CEOs Unfiltered panel at MedTech Europe's 2018 Forum. Connected care is at the top of the priority list, say Siemens Healthineers' Bernd Montag, AdvaMed Chairman/CVRx President and CEO Nadim Yared and former bioMerieux President and CEO Jean-Luc Bélingard, although it's not the only pressing issue on the bill.
US FDA, industry and other digital health stakeholders huddled at the National Institutes of Health for two days of deep discussions around how the Pre-Certification Pilot was advancing, and how the agency should implement a program that emphasizes certifying "excellence" in company processes. Check out coverage of the meeting and Medtech Insight's exclusive podcast interview with FDA project lead Bakul Patel.