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  • Brexit & health: patience needed

    Discussing Brexit and its impact on the healthcare sector is a risky exercise, especially in the current rather blurred context. The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, already under fire for failing to grasp the scale of the challenge facing the National Health Service (NHS), recently scrapped a high-level task force working on the issue. If…

  • ROBOTICS AND HEALTHCARE: Is the EU rising to the Opportunities and Threats?

    Technology is rapidly transforming the healthcare sector as we know it. While it is generally accepted that eHealth and mHealth can improve citizens’ possibility to monitor and evaluate their health, there is less knowledge about the wide range of uses of robotics in healthcare  – from  service robots in hospitals who deliver bed-linen and retrieve…

  • Brexit’s Impact on Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Health and life sciences are heavily regulated sectors, which directly employ a significant proportion of the workforce across health and care delivery, pharmaceuticals, research and development, education, animal health and the many other issues covered by the sector. The sector drives a significant percentage of trade inside and outside the EU market and healthcare consumes,…

  • Medical Device Directive: state of play and future challenges

    The European Institutions have been working on the Directive on Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics since 2012. With the adoption of the European Parliament’s position in 2013 and the Council agreeing their approach in October 2015, the process has undoubtedly been slow. It was originally hoped that a conclusion would be finally reached by Christmas…

  • mHealth: Harnessing Growth and Innovation

    mHealth is changing the face of healthcare. While its potential is vast, the test for healthcare systems is to capture this value and translate it into concrete results. In our latest snapshot Kyra Obolensky and Lavinia Trehane from FTI Consulting’s healthcare team identify the challenges of building a robust and secure mHealth ecosystem and explore…

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