Why innovation partnership with Karolinska University Hospital?

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– Karolinska offers an opportunity for companies to do interesting things very fast, which is a big benefit for the patients, but also for companies who want to be able to innovate in a clinically led way, says Nick Wilson from Boston Scientific.

The innovation partnership is not about developing a particular product. We focus on how to improve the overall value for the health care system – to enable hospitals to treat many more patients in a better way – within the current costs.

Nick Wilson is Director of Strategy and Marketing for Global Healthcare Solutions at Boston Scientific. The company develops new models for care witin an innovations partnership with Karolinska University Hospital.

The engagement and the level of passion that you see within the clinical teams and the Center for Innovation when it comes to new processes, procedures and tools to be able to rapidly innovate...

– We see that emerge here at Karolinska but it is a rare circumstance elsewhere in the European health care system, says Nick Wilson.

– Normally when we work with hospitals we develop a thing, for example a new stent that has certain clinical performance parameters. But this partnership has no bearing on a particular product.

– Now we are much more focused on how we can improve the overall value for the health care system and enable hospitals to treat many more patients in a better way within the current cost structure.

The Center for Innovation

Current innovation partnerships