Today’s healthcare environment is still relatively opaque. Patients, consumers, providers, insurance companies, retailers, pharmacies, manufacturers, suppliers etc. are getting more and more networked. The future health environment, however, will offer a much more integrated network and require much more transparency. Medical applications such as online-consultation, second opinion, home (mobile) monitoring, emergency care, compliance, continuous education for patients and providers, and real-time pharmacological and outcome screening can be executed on a single infrastructure for information, communication and co-operation.
In times of fast moving business models and new technologies shaking up the traditional healthcare industry, it’s even more crucial to source and manage innovative ideas effectively and sustainably. Collaborations are seen as one promising option to raise finance amid, share potential risks, boost research productivity and outcomes, discover new therapies – and therefore ultimately to reinvent the way healthcare is delivered.