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.

June 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...
February 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
October 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...