The Think Tank is a forum enabling healthcare leaders to come together to help prepare the ground for life-changing innovation.
World-class ideas are wasted if the world isn’t ready for them. That’s why we engage experts and decision-makers from across all parts of the healthcare sector to explore and assess the most pressing topics. We want to optimise the pathway to innovation and identify opportunities to create a step-change in healthcare delivery.
The Think Tank series continues as well in 2020.
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German Edition of the Think Tank
22 September 2020
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The EIT Health Think Tank 2019 drove analysis and insight into the innovation pathways across multiple European regions, and provided recommendations for removing barriers and speeding up the process of delivering innovations to patients and citizens. In recent years there has been rapid growth in the field of medical and health technology. This changing landscape poses new challenges in terms of development, validation, implementation, usability and adoption of new health technologies. In light of this ever-changing external environment in which innovative solutions aim to launch, the task of ‘Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success’ was chosen as the Think Tank’s Roundtable Series topic for 2019.
The German edition of the 2019 EIT Health Think Tank Roundtable focused on healthcare innovation in the field of “Digital Health” and saw broad participation of representatives from the majority of the different actors in the German healthcare system (insurances, payer organisations, patient organisations, providers and innovators). In the context of this roundtable discussion the term “Digital Health Innovation” referred to innovative software-based solutions, medical devices and wellness products, with the panel discussing the current innovation pathway for these innovations in Germany, barriers that exist along this pathway, as well as suggesting, analysing and ranking opportunities for improvement.