Preparing industry leaders for digital transformation

Digital transformation is taking root in every major industry, and healthcare and life sciences are no exception.

In fact, digital technology may prove to be more transformative in the healthcare sphere than in other industries as it forces us to rethink core concepts like episodes of care and small molecules in favour of emerging models and tools like ongoing virtual care, digital medicines and therapeutics.

The healthcare world is changing fast. Maybe even too fast for healthcare organisations and individuals to keep up.

That’s why the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business is teaming up with digital health consultancy Healthware Group to offer a training course for today and tomorrow’s digital health transformation leaders. The Executive Programme in Digital Health & Innovation will cover telehealth and telepharmacy; managing open innovation; digital medicine and digital therapeutics; data science in healthcare; digital R&D; customer engagement innovation; and more.

In a fireside chat hosted by pharmaphorum’s Jonah Comstock on Tuesday 17th March at 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET, Healthware Group CEO Roberto Ascione (author of the recent book “The Future of Health”) and Politecnico di Milano Professor Emanuele Lettieri will discuss recent trends in digital transformation in healthcare and life sciences that prompted the creation of the Programme as well as share a little about the Programme itself.

Comstock, Ascione, and Lettieri will discuss each of the modules mentioned above and dive into what innovators can do to prepare their organisations to meet this exciting future.

About the panel 

Roberto Ascione, CEO and founder, Healthware GroupRoberto Ascione is a pioneer in digital health and a recognised thought leader, people-inspiring founder, serial entrepreneur, and global manager. He is currently CEO at Healthware Group, a global health innovation and technology company providing transformational advisory and technology services for commercial, medical, and R&D operations of life-sciences and digital health companies, combined with design and development of digital medicines and digital therapeutics. He is author of the books “Il Futuro della Salute” (Hoepli) and “The Future of Health” (Wiley), adjunct professor at the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano and chairman at Frontiers Health, one of the leading digital health conferences globally. Among several advisory roles, Roberto is a founding advisor of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, past-president of the HealthTech Summit, member of the Advisory Board of the Global Coalition on Aging and member of the Roster of Experts for the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG). He is also president of Healthware Ventures, the corporate venture studio of Healthware Group and seats on the board of several portfolio companies.

Emanuelle LettieriEmanuelle Lettieri is a full professor of management of innovation in healthcare at the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano. His research activities are concentrated on the impact of organisational and technological innovations in health, with a focus on the relationship between innovation and value-based healthcare models. Since 2000 he has been following theoretical and applied research projects on innovation in Italian and international healthcare. He is scientific director of the Digital Health Observatory and the Life Science Innovation Observatory at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He designed courses of innovative training at the MIP Graduate School of Business for both health professionals and companies such as Pharma, MedTech and BioTech. He is author of 100+ contributions on the topic of innovation in healthcare.

Jonah ComstockJonah Comstock is editor in chief pharmaphorum (moderator) is a veteran digital health journalist, Jonah was an early hire at MobiHealthNews and most recently led editorial efforts at HIMSS Media.

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