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Innovative healthcare systems on their way to the market: how to cope with commercialization barriers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18003169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Healthcare markets and healthcare systems worldwide will be undergoing tremendous changes in the upcoming 5-10 years. We will experience a paradigm shift in the personal awareness and responsibility of disease prevention and health management. Skyrocketing costs, an ageing population and a variety of technical innovations that enhance the quality of life of patients with chronic diseases or suffering from geriatric ailments will open up new horizons for a variety of partly textile based preventative, therapeutic & diagnostic systems, devices & technologies. Mainly these innovations are geared to optimize the patients comfort and concedes more freedom of mobility. However all partners in the healthcare value distribution chain need to cooperate in vue of the patients empowerment to bring innovations quicker to the market and find viable and cost efficient solutions.
Authors:
Isa Hofmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-03-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5160-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
IHOFMANN, Communication. PR. Marketing.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Commerce / trends*
Delivery of Health Care / trends*
Entrepreneurship / trends
International Cooperation*
Marketing of Health Services / trends*

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