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Sofie Staelraeve

10 European women’s health startups and scaleups to watch

FemTech entrepreneurs are a small but growing and booming group of HealthTech startups and scale-ups worldwide. What is FemTech? They are specifically engaged in building digital health solutions to female health needs: reproductive health pregnancy & nursing care pelvic and uterine healthcare general healthcare and wellness 2018 breaktrough year in Europe Already 2% of European

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what are nudges and why are they useful in health?
Sofie Staelraeve

What are nudges and why are they useful in health?

Nudges, little pushes in the back, are very useful in health care. They make health prevention fun and educational. And they offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs in all subsectors of health. So there are good reasons to dedicate this post to nudges. What are nudges and where does that funny word come from? Nudges are

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5basics
Sofie Staelraeve

Your recipe to start in health

5 basics every health entrepreneur has to decide upon In fact, these are 5 steps every health care entrepreneur will go through.   Everyone who starts in health care or wants to launch new products is going to meet them. I did too.  Sometimes I call these five ‘the entrepreneur’s journey’ (which is, by the

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cheatsheet
Sofie Staelraeve

cheat sheet for a bold health prevention policy

If you are a local policy-maker, then a healthy city is definitely at the top of your priority list. But how do you set up a bold and innovative health policy? Here are some principles and examples you can follow∗. If you want to know more about such an approach, also get inspired by this

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Sofie Staelraeve

The quest for a health prevention business model

There is a growing awareness of the enormous benefits in health if action is taken more quickly. I know a lot of people and organisations in health who would like to focus more on prevention. But everyone is looking for a workable business model: how do you shape your prevention offer and who is willing and able

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Sofie Staelraeve

80% of all Europeans want to share health data

Digital health solutions are here to stay. An important support (but not the only one) for digital health entrepreneurs scaling up is the reimbursement of mobile health solutions, which is just starting in some European countries like Belgium. About time! Because a recent European Commission survey shows 80% of Europeans want to share their own

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Sofie Staelraeve

Health prevention (at the workplace) is hot!

Health prevention is hot! Yes, it looks like finally more and more members of the health ecosystem are aware of the importance of health prevention for quality of life. In Belgium, health prevention at the workplace is becoming pervasive. Startups like Ucount and Emmahealth,  but also corporates like Energy Lab or Workplace Options are on this

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Sofie Staelraeve

health apps will be refunded in Belgium

mhealth belgium.be Belgian government recently launched the website mhealthbelgium.be, where you can read all about health apps and digital health solutions in Belgium: what are medical apps? What about the app you already use in terms of benefits, possibilities and reimbursement? And new on the mobile health front: companies can officially register their medical health

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Sofie Staelraeve

3 to do’s in zorg en gezondheid voor politici dit najaar

Nu iedereen zowat terug aan het werk is, en de federale ministerraad vorige week een eerste keer bijeenkwam, kunnen we een aantal verwachtingen uitspreken voor het najaar- gericht aan politici van alle niveau’s. Beste beleidsmensen, ongeacht je achtergrond, bevoegdheid of niveau: met deze 3 realisaties kan je het verschil maken; nog voor de verkiezingen. Gezondheid

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