EIT Health and the Biomedical Alliance in Europe (BioMed Alliance) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the next two years to enable collaboration between the health innovation community and medical societies in Europe.
The common goals are evident between EIT Health, the largest European network for health innovation bringing together science, industry, research and healthcare, startups and entrepreneurs, and the BioMed Alliance, which represents more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals from 35 European medical companies. It’s to promote innovations in the health sector and make further training accessible to members of the health system. Particularly in the area of digital solutions such as artificial intelligence, which are also continuously being expanded in health care, employees must be continuously trained. The medical societies are among the most important providers of high quality and objective CME (continuing medical education), which is why the collaboration of the organizations is particularly promising for the merging of education and innovation.
To make healthcare solutions safe, effective and efficient and to focus on the needs of patients and clinics, close collaboration between medical communities and entrepreneurs is required. The medical community is a key body in identifying the needs for innovation in health. The communities are also indispensable in the development and testing of products and services, as well as their adoption and evaluation in the market. The partnership between EIT Health and BioMed Alliance aims to ensure that the development of new solutions involves the right people in all phases in order to drive innovations in Europe through joint work and co-creation.
“In order for innovative healthcare solutions to have true impact, we must build them directly in response to, and alongside, the healthcare professionals who will use them and the patients who will benefit. Likewise, the upskilling and continuing education of healthcare professionals is crucial to the broad adoption of innovative solutions – this can only be achieved when people are ready and willing to use them. We are very pleased to collaborate with BioMed Alliance and eager to work together on bringing the medical community even closer to health innovation,’ said Jan-Philipp Beck, EIT Health CEO.