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Roberto Ascione welcomes attendees to where healthcare meets innovation. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

Cross-Pollination at Frontiers Health 2018

Discovery and Networking Advance Digital Health

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FH18 was held at Funkhaus, the former East Berlin radio broadcasting house. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018
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A new feature of FH18 was conference ambassadors, which included scientists, investors, journalists, and other e-health pioneers. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

I witnessed first-hand how these two crucial themes of discovery and networking played out at Frontiers Health.

Here’s how:

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Networking opportunities abounded throughout the two-day event. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

HIGHLIGHTS, TAKEAWAYS & TIPS

Topics include sensors, decision-making, diabetes innovation, partnership tips, and investment awareness.

1. Digimeds Multiply the Business Value

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Andrew Thompson from Proteus explains digimeds as a business multiplier. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

Thompson says the FDA has created a new category that is the healthcare opportunity of a lifetime.

2. Autonomous Agents Need Trust & Communication Powers

Scali mentioned there is a “time dimension to trust.”

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Gabriel Scali from Reckon Digital on autonomous agents in healthcare. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

3. DIY with an Artificial Pancreas

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Adrian Tappe (L) & Dr. Katarina Braune (R) present why people with diabetes invent DIY solutions for managing the condition. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

4. Avoiding Ad-hoc Collaborative Partnerships in Healthcare

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Greg Zwisler discusses the Hidden Potential Study and what factors lead to better partnerships in healthcare. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

Entrepreneurs out there: Zwisler also has an idea for a startup: “a stock exchange for partnership.”

5. Digital Health for the Developing World

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Polina Hanin from StartUp Health leads a panel on digital health for the developing world. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018
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Panel discussion moderated by Polina Hanin from StartUp Health at FH18. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

There are 3 billion people in need of higher quality care. So it makes a difference if you are early and first to add value, save lives, and increase your ROI.

6. Homework From an Early Investment Panel

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Martin Kelly from Health XL moderated the panel on nurturing early-stage investment to accelerate innovation. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

Thanks, and see you again in Berlin soon!

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Media and press welcome station at FH18. Photo: Frontiers Health 2018

Reporting from within a Venn diagram of health, tech and empowerment. Berlin-based. Internationally minded.

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