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Healthcare in 2022: discussion at the eHealth Summit

26th March 2019

eHealth Summit and the site event “StartUP Village” took place between 18 and 22 of March in Lisbon, Portugal.

Thanks to an invitation from Glintt, our Partner – Nuno Viegas, Business Creation Director of EIT Health InnoStars joined a debate regarding trends in healthcare and the industry’s overall view in three years from now. The main conclusions were summed up in the sentence Technology is the most important asset we could use to improve healthcare in the whole region in terms of costs optimization. The public and private investments are needed”.

The event gathered a large Portuguese healthcare community, including a delegation from the government. The State Secretary and Administrative Modernization, Luís Goes Pinheiro, opened the debate “Digital Transformation in Public Administration”. Francisco Ramos, Assistant Secretary of State and Health, António Mendonça Mendes, Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs, among others, joined Luís Goes Pinheiro in the discussion moderated by journalist Rosalia Amorim. “The future depends on our ability to work together” was the phrase of closing of the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization, Mariana Vieira da Silva.

A number of people from the start-up community had also gathered at the eHealth Summit during the site event at the StartUP Village. Ines Matias, from EIT Health InnoStars, had an opportunity to pitch accelerator programmes in front of young talents, and to present EIT Health as a platform that can transform their ideas into real market products.

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