Innovation Sprint workshop
Healthcare sector is one of the main pillars of the economy at a global level that involves patients, physicians, National Health Systems, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, vendors, researchers and providers, representing a good portion of the GDP of any Government and attracts billion dollar investments every year. The technology and Internet evolution have contributed significantly to the creation of eHealth within the Healthcare sector that aims to improve citizens’ health and well-being. Nevertheless, the barriers to entry in this highly regulated business sector are huge and therefore integrated eHealth solutions fail to reach high levels of penetration.
In Innovation Sprint, we consider this rather as a big challenge and we align our efforts to address the existing market efficiently and bring up unknown needs to disrupt the healthcare industry.
The Sprint #1 workshop presents products, ideas, disruptive concepts and includes panel discussions with major stakeholders of the industry. The outcome of the workshop will be a Special Issue on “Shaking up the eHealth Industry in the New Digital Era” in the Journal of Continuous and Disruptive Innovation.