The future of the Digital Health is already here

by Luigi Pavia

The future of the Digital Health is already here
The future of the Digital Health is already here

While the FDA was giving greenlight to first digital ingestion tracking system, paving the way to a new dimension in digital therapies, people coming from all around the world come together in Berlin to debate the potential of digital health in the amazing AXICA scenario.

More than 400 international experts, professionals, innovators, managers, startuppers and investors met up to build the digital future of healthcare.

Frontiers Health took place in Berlin November 16-17, 2017 and gathered professionals from pharma, VC, startups, insurance companies, who shared their visions, ideas and experiences about the healthcare of tomorrow (but definitely starting today!). It’s so evident that the dynamics undergoing and boosting the revolution in this field are characterized for being collaborative and flexible, and that the increaging and seamless integration between medicine and technology is going to replace the traditional methods for improving health.

New trends in medicine

For its second edition, the conference has adopted as motto "where healthcare meets innovation", and we all can’t disagree since the age of healthcare convergence is contributing to make two strategic sectors, like medicine and technology, closer, by creating new opportunities and emerging trends, such as technologies health-driven, digital therapies, health insurance.

A special platform

Roberto Ascione, CEO, Healthware International and Frontiers Health Conference Chairman, affirms that

the conference is one of the most relevant international initiative dedicated to digital health, thanks to the heterogeneity of its panelists and attendees, providing a unique platform of debate on the convergence of innovations in different fields, completely reshaping the future of healthcare. Every success story generated within this event will represent a great outcome
Topics and speakers

Digital therapies is one of the key topics addressed, with more than 30 firms operating in this sector and a panel session dedicated to the newly established Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) whose members (Pierre Leurent, CEO Voluntis, Anand Iyer, Chief Strategy Officer WellDoc, and Vincent Hennemand, VP of Strategy, Corporate & BD Akili Interactive) illustrated the ongoing changes, the opportunities for the healthcare providers and the pharma industry and the commitment in defining therapy protocols and clinical proved data.

During the session dedicated to Transforming Pharma, moderated by Paul Tunnah (CEO, Pharmaphorum Media), some of the main pharma companies has presented their strategies to manage and drive digital transformation: Francesco Acanfora, Head of Digital Innovation & Services, MENARINI Group, Eugene Borukhovich, Global Head, Digital Health Innovation, Bayer, Fiona Cook, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility Programs & Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications & Member of Sandoz Executive Committee, Sandoz International; Lana Ghanem, Managing Director, Hikma Ventures and John Gordon, Head of Digital, Internal Medicine, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Ltd.
Among the top speakers of this edition: Jeff Dachis, Founder & CEO, One Drop, Indra Ioshi, Clinical Lead for NHS England, Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, Bart van der Sloot, Senior Researcher, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and Francesca Fedeli and Roberto D’Angelo, founders, FightTheStroke.

 

Article originally published on LinkedIn Pulse

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