XPOMET© Medicinale: The Future of Technology, Science, Medicine and Care Is YOU
The XPOMET© Medicinale is the festival of medicine showcasing best practices, providing unique access to next generation health and creating sustainable outcome. With over 5,000 international guests, 150 speakers, our strong international XPOMETcommunity© and 150 industry partners, all sharing the 360 degree perspective on the future of health.
The XPOMET© Medicinale is the silofree Festival of Medicine showcasing best practices, providing unique access to next generation health and creating sustainable outcome for the patients, the health systems and the industry. Get our full overview below.
The “7i” Strategy of XPOMET© Medicinale
The XPOMET© Medicinale is your business innovation platform to
Influence and achieve
Impact for the scaling of your products, solutions, prototypes and scientific results
To improve quality of health worldwide by connecting bright minds, inspiring them with new ideas and to make things happen together. We believe in value-based innovation.
The Future of Health in Europe and Beyond?
Healthcare systems worldwide are undergoing massive changes. Health politics in the EU are still a responsibility of the national states. However, the European dimension will become increasingly important.
Among the drivers of a stronger European health policy are, in particular, the free movement of employees, hence of patients, demographic change and digitalization. The digitalization of healthcare must take place within a European framework. It is, therefore, imperative for the EU to increase its activities in the fields of integrated health care and e-health. In the coming years, the agenda will also include a greater convergence of healthcare systems between northern and southern Europe. Europe must become a global player in the field of healthcare policy. Otherwise we risk becoming insignificant, trailing behind the USA and China. The digital transformation will improve both the cross-border demand for health services and the supply of healthcare providers.
Digitization acts like a catalyst: it can make extensive health knowledge accessible and give individuals sovereignty over their health data.
A European health policy that combines the two principles of equity and efficiency can become a model for the development of inclusive and sustainable health systems worldwide. Asia and Africa, in particular, tend to prefer systems of social cohesion. The new European pillar of social rights proclaimed in 2017 by the EU Council, the EU Parliament and the EU Commission points the way in the right direction. The Council, the Commission and Parliament are committed to 20 standards that are to be applied across the EU. This also includes the right to “timely, high-quality and affordable health care and home care”.
In view of European elections in 2019, it is time for the Commission and Parliament to invigorate the agenda and follow up on promises. Internal market and social systems should be handled in a similar fashion. Without further harmonization of living conditions in Europe, the EU will fall behind in the international competition. The US and China also know how to do market economy but so far only Europe knows about social cohesion.
Citizens expect European politics to protect and strengthen them in times of a globalized and digitized economy. A sovereign and strong Europe can only succeed through greater integration and cohesion. A European health market may still be a distant vision — a global healthcare industry is, in fact, already daily practice.
Next Generation Healthcare
One issue will play a decisive role in the future of healthcare: generational change. The largest group in the healthcare industry to date, the so-called Baby Boomers, will have mostly retired by the end of the next decade and will leave the field to future generations.
Today, baby boomers are defending a system based on innovations dating back to 1883. A health insurance system based on solidarity was established with the introduction of social security obligations. At the time, this was a revolutionary idea and viable solution. Since then, this system has improved and adapted to the needs of a modern society but it has led to the system itself being frozen.
We, as participants of the healthcare economy, find our way in this system. We have found our professional niches and financial livelihood. However, many market participants and experts, especially in Germany, consider the healthcare system to be inefficient, cumbersome, rigid and hostile to innovation. One particular shortcoming is that we experience the healthcare system as a kind of deficient economy — the patient has long since ceased to be the focus of attention.
New and completely“crazy” technologies are already knocking on our market’s door. They have the potential to completely disrupt our understanding of healthcare:
- The creation of a digital twin for patients will vaporize today’s value chains in healthcare. A digital patient can be diagnosed and treated anywhere in the world and completely independently by machines. The human being, if necessary, will submit to the competence and speed of artificial intelligence in the process. The physical patient will remain in his living space and will be treated and cared for by a “free domestic”. Who then needs such a large number of hospitals? That’s right, nobody.
- Robots will take over the activities of today’s human resources. It is difficult to ignore the advances in robotics, from hospital logistics to therapy and surgery. The shift of healthcare tasks to machines is already visible today. And doctors, nursing staff, etc. will care for the patient with the necessary time and attention. Salutogenesis will be the next mega market.
- The code in medicine does not merely consist of “0s” and “1s” but of an exact image of DNA strands. By breaking down the molecular-biological key of each individual, medicine will penetrate into the causes of diseases and health and find their therapeutic equivalent.
- And, of course, there is so much still left unknown and yet to be discovered.
By 2025, far more than 50% of the workforce in companies will probably belong to the Y, Z and ALPHA generations. In the meantime, this has heralded not only a generational but also a cultural change in our market segment. Doctors, nursing staff, pharmacists, bio-technologists, computer scientists and engineers of these new generations are very well-trained, but are also highly impatient, demanding, and their loyalty is no longer a given. They live and breathe for technology and are great networkers. Their focus is on flexibility, creative freedom, freedom of decision, recognition, sense and a balanced work-life balance. Ideas such as those presented above are shared and promoted by these generations.
It is interesting to note that currently only few forces in the market have taken the trouble to listen to representatives of this generation. This is all the more surprising as we find ourselves in a “concentric” labor market, characterized by a hand-wringing search for workers. Employers who try to ignore these cultural changes should re- think: According to digital pioneers, employees of Generation Z have “less loyalty to their employer than to their sneaker brand”.
What Makes XPOMET© Special?
Innovation occurs when you stop agreeing with the old or when it is no longer useful enough. Innovation arises in the tension between the old and the desire for something new.
With XPOMET©, we have created a platform that is dedicated to innovative trends in medicine and care and at the same time creates a community that promotes cultural change in the healthcare industry. We work on an international basis and are starting with an annual Healthcare Festival in Berlin, the XPOMET© Medicinale. We aim to build the next generation healthcare ecosystem as a global marketplace for healthcare and life sciences.
We also want to reintroduce Germany as a business location in Europe. We, in Germany, are great at inventions and research — but we emigrate as soon as the monetarization process begins. XPOMET© wants to offer international founders and researchers a platform where they can present themselves, connect and get a glimpse at what is to come. We want to push research and new ideas forward for the institutions. We want to give international and local innovative companies a future perspective in Germany — as the country with the strongest economic power in Europe — when it comes to implementation or scaling. We want to establish a showcase, where European companies present their products and research results in an international and competitive comparison—especially regarding the US and China.
e future of healthcare is not about how the status quo is best maintained — it is about evolving and having one’s finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist. Perhaps we do need a Ministry of State for Digital Affairs. However, the need for a Ministry of Economics that improves the framework conditions for the future, removes obstacles, and creates incentives for innovation and new entrepreneurship is far more urgent. removes obstacles and creates incentives for innovation and new entrepreneurship. If you can’t imagine how quickly a once leading industry can miss the boat, all you have to do is look at how the textile, coal and, more recently, the automotive industry in Germany have fared.
With this book we give you an excerpt from the program and showcases of the XPOMET© Medicinale 2019 with best-practices and impactful trends in global healthcare and forecast future health and tech developments. Find inspiration in the vision of a future health and care environment created in this book and join in XPOMET© community’s vision.