Health 2.0 Europe – pre-event session on elderly healthcare
Today is the first day of Health 2.0 Europe – the annual conference for digital health experts, fanatics and companies. We’ll be writing up what went on during day one on the blog later today; for now you can follow us on Twitter for live updates.
Yesterday, Health 2.0 Europe kicked off with a pre-event session on using Health 2.0 for the elderly. We didn’t make it to the event, but the organiser, Maneesh Juneja, has posted a great write up on his blog, which I recommend you check out. Here are his key learning from the event:
- You can be successful at a global level without being based in Silicon Valley
- The importance of ‘science driven’ health startups
- Many startups in this arena are founded by people who have cared for an elderly relative
- We can’t just treat older people as one big cohort and assume they all have the same needs
- Underlying technology doesn’t need to be complex to be effective
- How can innovators & investors make money after developing these technologies?
- Who is actually going to pay for the innovation?