CALLS TO ACTION!
1) Minimum Viable Product Compass for entrepreneurs
The medical devices sector is essential to the provision of healthcare to citizens and is an important player in both the European and global economy. Medical devices play a fundamental and increasing role in saving lives by providing innovative healthcare solutions for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction, prognosis, treatment or alleviation of disease.
The EU has a competitive and innovative medical devices sector, characterised by the active role of small and medium-sized enterprises. It is supported by a regulatory framework that aims to ensure the smooth functioning of the internal market, taking as a base a high level of protection of health for patients and users. The regulatory framework evolves and gets more and more complex whilst innovative development in this field still strongly continues.
A mechanism to quickly understand the current legislation; which rule applies to what solution in what context would benefit both innovators and policymakers. It could also ensure that The Netherlands/EU is the best environment to support high potential entrepreneurship and facilitates an environment for taking a lead position with regards to medical devices development cycles.
Call to action: a) deliver a minimum viable product of a solution for entrepreneurs to easily get an overview of rules that apply to their specific case and get instant updates when changes take place. And in the longer run the focus could be on next steps such as: b) build upon insights gained to provide a market feedback loop for policymakers c) enable testing to measure the impact of new policies.
2) ‘Althorithm to go’ with your medicine
Part of the battle for innovations such as genomics, AI or Machine Learning is the future-fit model to implement and scale high tech inventions to be part of an integrated market solution. This implies multi-stakeholder alignment and collaboration. Since merely all stakeholders in this field are focussed on patient-centric solutions, why not start from there?
The case: Translating relevant data to support the decision of medical experts in relation to their advice to patients is key. DearHealth is one good example to accomplish this mission. Driven by AI and being able to overcome strict regulatory hurdles they now offer opportunities to other innovators and health innovators. Preventative health and health tailored to people’s daily lives and behaviour will be integrated.
A multi-stakeholder group will focus on: providing an algorithm to find your best treatment.
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