At the Euroscience Open Forum conference, a Bulgarian medical start-up demonstrates the potential - and the challenges - of getting health systems to focus on preventing disease, rather than responding when it strikes
An app developed by Google’s AI company saves nurses two hours a day. But so far it is free to use. An independent panel says DeepMind must clarify the business model, a stark illustration that as healthcare AI goes mainstream, the matter of who does what with patient data is coming into sharper focus
It is crucial to incorporate patient perspectives on healthcare innovation and decision making to increase the sustainability of Europe’s healthcare systems. A panel held at the Science|Business annual conference looked at the role Horizon Europe can play in achieving this
Funding science and providing incentives to spur innovation in antibiotics is crucial, but political support for stewardship and prevention of inappropriate use is just as important in ensuring availability of effective and affordable drugs that are used in a responsible way
The era of prescription digital health has dawned with approval of an app assessed to the same standard of clinical evidence as a conventional drug. Now pharma companies and digital therapy pioneers are forging development and marketing deals, while EU regulators and payers flounder
Healthy Measures is a multi-stakeholder communications platform to mobilise support for better, equitable and effective health delivery across the EU.
The key to that is a sharper focus on patient outcomes – measuring what works, and doesn’t work, in treating patients from one clinic, region and member-state to another. For that, we need more experts – in industry, policy and academia – who help this effort grow across the EU, from one capital to another. Stakeholder groups need mobilising, and interconnecting, across Europe. The old silos in healthcare across Europe need to be dismantled.