Making CGP indispensable at a global level: progress, perspectives and what’s next

I initially became an oncologist because, to me, treating cancer provided the biggest opportunity to make a difference for people. I learned quickly that the most valuable tool in treating this disease is knowledge, as each new patient presents with a list of unknowns. An oncologist’s investigations replace those unknowns with data—but the real key …

Four Ways Connected MedTech Will Make Medicine More Precise

Welcome to the Age of Medical Connectivity. Today there are more than 500,000 different types of medical devices—from imaging equipment and POC analyzers to implants and wearables—that are connected directly or indirectly to healthcare databases and networks. The power of these networked devices to turn data into faster, more accurate diagnoses and treatments is overwhelming. …

Is the power of health technology outpacing laws and regulations?

On behalf of Philips I recently wrote a letter to Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission. In this letter I share some of the shifts we believe are necessary to help moving towards a connected care needed to ensure a sustainable, patient-centered healthcare system. I thought it …

The Pain of Change is Mandatory – it is the suffering that is optional

Now that I have grey in my beard (actually I have lot of grey in my beard) I often get asked how do I grow my career in IT and how should I approach my career development – the question often comes with the anticipation of receiving a secret magic key and a clear path …

3D Bioprinting: Eradicating Transplantation Waiting Lists And Testing Drugs On Living Tissues

3D bioprinting might be the response for worldwide organ shortages, as well as to the increasing reluctance to test new cosmetic, chemical, and pharmaceutical products on animals. Do you believe that organs grown in laboratories only exist in sci-fi screenwriters’ heads? Do you think that 3D printing is only used for manufacturing phone cases and …

The Biggest Challenges Facing Financial Services: Mindset and Metrics

For all of the technical challenges in digitally transforming (DX) financial services, it turns out that human beings are the most formidable puzzle piece of all. That’s because, if you dig deep enough into digital maturity — the end game of transformation — you realize that achieving it requires a radical, almost antithetical shift in …