Humanising healthcare through technology

An early exposure to computer science by way of the Commodore 64, combined with subsequent medical studies, set Roberto Ascione on the path to combining healthcare and software. He tells Dominic Tyer how this background led to the formation of his agency Healthware and continues to power its expansion.

Over the last two decades medicine has been hugely transformed through technology in a series of advances that show no signs of slowing. For Roberto Ascione, CEO of the Healthware Group, delivering on the possibilities of digital health is in his company’s DNA and continues to drive their work.

“It is a source of excitement every single day, because all the different ways technology could add value to medicine are exactly what I had in mind when I started. Now, it’s incomparable to where we were so many years ago, but there’s still a lot to do.”

Healthware was founded in Naples, Italy in 1997, when adding value to medicine was the end game Roberto had in mind, but it was one he wanted to be framed in terms of things like improving the circulation of data and facilitating better physician decisions.

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