Test Beds, Digital Hubs And Innovation Tariffs Top Medtech News At UK's NHS Expo
The annual NHS Health & Care Innovation Expo struck positive notes for medtech and digital, and just for a change, the UK's health-care leaders could bask in the glow of an appreciative audience.
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Brexit, the "Implant Files" and the new EU regulations – however large they loom at present, they will in time be seen as mere tactical challenges for a global medtech industry working hard to ensure that it is ready for the massive health-care delivery and service-oriented changes to come. Preparing for the future and maximizing current market penetration – in the UK, the EU and beyond – were key themes at UK HealthTech 2018, held in Cardiff, Wales.
UK Innovation, EU Regulation And Digital Transformation Are Top Themes For Medtechs At NHS Expo 2018
NHS England chief Simon Stevens has a habit of stealing headlines in UK health-care circles, and his CAR-T cell therapy approval announcement did the trick at the NHS 2018 Innovation Expo. But medtech innovation schemes and furthering the UK digital agenda emerged as main talking points at the meeting.
A plethora of clinical studies are showing that new types of data, often captured in the EHR, can help improve the correlation between treatments and outcomes and favorably affect patient care as well as enhance drug development.