Monday, November 28, 2011

Innovation and medicine: a possible connection?

Life expectancy has risen significantly in the last decades throughout the world and medicine has played a key role in this change. However, the scenario for the healthcare industry has also substantially changed, what includes a more intense participation of emerging countries, the development of new technologies and devices, among others.

A challenge that is being faced by many countries is the limited budget for the healthcare system, and in what concerns to it, innovation can make an important contribution. Innovation, research, and  development of new devices, techniques, drugs, and procedures are fundamental for improving the quality of the healthcare sector while cutting its costs. By doing so, we believe that it is possible to make quality of life available to everyone, everywhere.

It’s clear that this goal is not easy to achieve, but if the many actors involved in the healthcare industry (such as policy makers, healthcare manufacturers, hospitals and healthcare professionals, just to mention some) do their best to accomplish it, the situation can improve significantly.

This blog was created driven by the cause of working towards a better and more efficient healthcare system. With that in mind, we will gather information about innovation and medicine, the healthcare industry in Latin American countries, especially in Brazil, the policies and programs pursued by different governments, and so on. We aim not only to provide information, but also to make people question themselves about how they are related to our cause.

Send your comments and contact us if you have any consideration about the subject. It would be great to hear from you! 

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