It is at the intersection of technology and patient empowerment, which is where I, in my role as founding director of the Radboud University Medical Centre REshape Center (since 2010) and advisor to the Board of Directors (since 2007) feel most ‘at home’. I am also faculty at Singularity’s Exponential Medicine (since 2011) and run my own small Transform.Health company, all of which to support different groups and stakeholders to prepare for a ‘soft landing in the future’ of health(care). The objective is also to keep Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre at the forefront of innovation meanwhile creating sustainable global health(care) for all. Creating breakthrough programs, foresight, and products if industry lacks progression itself.
The developments healthcare is facing bring new opportunities but also challenges that go way beyond technology and processes that currently are front page news. They affect our culture, our beliefs and most of all our lifestyle too -in the end- live a healthier life.