Philipp Grätzel von Grätz

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz specialises in medicine, health policy and, in particular, eHealth and information technology in healthcare. He is one of Europe’s leading journalists in the field and author of the German book Connected Health.

By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 08:36 amSeptember 27, 2019
Let’s face it, healthcare IT is no longer about having a bunch of clearly defined information systems communicating smoothly with each other. Today, CT and MRI machines, patient monitors, IV and subcutaneous pumps, ventilators, and even implants, are becoming computers, and are increasingly being connected to an ever more complex IT infrastructure. This ‘internet of medical things’ or IoMT, as it...
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 10:16 amJune 18, 2019
Finland was among the first countries in Europe to systematically introduce electronic prescriptions in 2010. “By now, all prescriptions in Finland are electronic by law. Paper is only allowed in extraordinary situations like for example a blackout,” according to Dr Konstantin Hyppönen, Chief Architect of the Finnish Kanta Services. Most recent figures show that around 30 million digital...
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 06:24 amJune 12, 2019
In a recent survey by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, four out of ten Europeans said that a lack of trust towards service providers was preventing them from using some digital services. At the same time, nearly seven out ten European said it should be possible to identify digital services that use data in a fair way.   Surveys like these are among the reasons why a number of stakeholders...
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 12:02 pmFebruary 25, 2019
The FDA is taking a new approach to the regulation of digital medicine solutions. “Digital tools are rapidly evolving, and to keep pace with its promising innovation, the FDA must modernise its approach to regulation,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement at the beginning of the year. The regulatory framework for the Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program has now been...
doctor looking on tablet at personal health records
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 01:31 pmOctober 2, 2018
There are dozens of PHRs that survived only a couple of years, most famously, of course, Google Health. But PHRs are back now. Many European countries have launched ambitious PHR projects. Mobile access is widely tipped to be a game-changer in terms of acceptance by citizens. Furthermore, the EU General Data Protection Regulation leaves little room to approach lifelong medical data storage in any...