The Swedish capital will host the Digital Health Days conference on September 23-24, in which some of the world’s most influential individuals and companies in digital health will outline how digital solutions can make healthcare more sustainable and user friendly.
One of the speakers is Kim Min-Sung, partner at the Berlin-based venture capital company XLHEALTH. He said digital health is the greatest and most meaningful opportunity of our lifetime.
“Entrepreneurs in this field are improving life quality and helping to find sustainable and smart IT solutions,” he said. “We love the outstanding quality of digital health mobile apps, services and products from Stockholm.”
Digital Health can reduce healthcare costs and significantly improve the individual management of chronic diseases.
“For us, healthcare is people-centered, and informed people make better health choices. We support companies that foster people in simply having fun in actively shaping their health,” said Kim.
“We see great potential in Nordic startups,” he added. “Therefore we are very excited to explore further investment opportunities in that region.”
Swedes have garnered a reputation as early adopters of new technologies, and digital health services are no different.
Indeed, a new report by PWC said more than 40 percent of Swedes surveyed were positive about the possibility of using virtual care solutions, such as seeing their doctor by video. As many as 74 percent would be prepared to have their heart remotely monitored at home through a wireless solution.
Anna Omstedt Lindgren, an internet veteran and co-founder of Tasteline and MedUniverse, said Stockholm is entrepreneur friendly and hosts some of the most exciting tech start-ups which results in access to good people, venture capital and lots of inspiration.
“Stockholm is glocal. We can make business on a local level and still have access to global accounts based on the services we do here,” she said.
During the event, Omstedt Lindgren will talk about how digital revolution has had a major and broad impact on many industries.
“Digital health allows for sharing in a whole different way than analogue services could ever deliver upon,” she said. “Our digital patient case software at MedUniverse allows for the pharma industry to effectively reach doctors and nurses and thus indirectly helping patients get the latest news and access to drug therapy development.”