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Workshop: Innovation in three different health care systems

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 13:30 to 17:00

Successes and barriers for innovation in health care, what can we learn? Forum for Health Policy, a Swedish think tank, together with the embassies and chambers of commerce for the Netherlands and Switzerland, invites to an exclusive workshop on Innovation in Healthcare.

Innovation in health care systems is necessary to successfully provide care for an increasing number of patients at lower costs and with higher quality. However, the healthcare sector has many difficulties in adopting new innovations. Problems are technological, sociological, systemic and legal. Many entrepreneurs are very eager to participate and change the system, but they experience barriers. Furthermore, people working within the public health care system often face barriers to innovation. In Europe, every country has its own healthcare and innovation system with different characteristics, but often faces similar problems.

In this seminar, speakers from Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland present their insights and experience. 

When: March 7, 13.30-17.00
Where: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Götgatan 16A, Stockholm

Preliminary Agenda

Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Christian Schoenenberger Ambassador of Switzerland and Peter Graf, Chairman of Forum for Health Policy

The future of healthcare
– Introduction to what the future may look like; Björn Arvidsson, Head of Policy and Communications, Roche AB

Involve the patients in innovation.
Erik Degsell, chairman of the patient association against brain tumours (Sweden)

Innovation and health care in three countries. Barriers and successes

Sweden: Robert Winroth, Commissioner for Innovation and Sustainable Healthcare, County
Administrative Board of Västerbotten. The Netherlands: Ministry of Health (TBC)
Switzerland: Antoine Geissbühler, Professor Telemedicine and Cyberhealth, University Hospital of Geneva

Coffee/tea brake/networking

Barriers and successes for entrepreneurs. Three different companies

Sweden: Cambio (med tech): Tomas Mora Morrison, CEO.
The Netherlands: MinDoktor (online doctor) Laurens Leurink, CEO
Switzerland: Exploris (artificial intelligence based diagnostics and therapy): Peter Ruff, CEO

Panel Debate
: What can we learn? How do we speed up innovation? Jenni Nordborg, director Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency) Anders Blanck, Administrative director Lif (The research based pharmaceutical industry), Antoine Geissbühler.

Reflections and questions from the audience.

Conclusions/Health Policy aspects on innovation.
Catharina Barkman, Project Director, Forum for Health Policy.

Final word:
Ambassador of the Netherlands


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