+150 speakers, +850 industry experts, +130 start-ups, and +80 investors from over 35 countries met in Milan for a two-day event focused on digital health and innovation in healthcare.
Frontiers Health is a spin-off event of Frontiers Conferences, which has designed and produced international conferences about technology and innovation since 2005.
Frontiers Health is one of the leading conferences in the digital health space, combining a unique mix of attendees from investment funds, life science companies, health innovation hubs, insurance companies and start-ups, providing a unique platform to discuss how innovations in their respective fields are converging to transform healthcare.
Frontiers Health is chaired by Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware Group, event co-host.
We have started to see the beginning of a phase 2 of sorts in digital healthConference Chairman, Roberto Ascione
After the success of the 2021 edition, Frontiers Health 2022 was hosted again in the city of Milan, Italy, on October 20th and 21st at the impressive location of Palazzo del Ghiaccio & Frigoriferi Milanesi.
The conference celebrated its seventh edition, being recognized as one of the leading international events on health innovation, with a strong focus on digital transformation, innovative technologies, digital therapies, investments, and ecosystem development.
Digital Health is progressing at a great pace.
Conference Chairman Roberto Ascione, CEO of the event co-host Healthware Group, shared some insights just after the event:
I believe at Frontiers Health 2022 we have started to see the beginning of a phase 2 of sorts in digital health. The financial pressure will drive more selection and foster a healthy consolidation, while funding won’t lack for strong Teams and projects at the early stage.
Digital Therapeutics is maturing thanks to increasingly more robust evidence and more progressive regulatory frameworks together with telehealth which is set to move the cure where people are more and more as healthcare system integration will grow.
Furthermore, we have started to strategize on at-scale adoption as the main avenue to provide access to patients, hence driving the true impact and human-sized value of digital health.
The event gathered +850 in-person delegates from life science companies, innovation hubs, investment funds, insurance companies, start-ups, and industry professionals, strengthening its well-recognized role as a unique platform to discuss how innovations in different fields are converging and radically transforming the health and care experience.
To ensure the most relevant and engaging experience, the steering committee identified and selected the factors set to disrupt the industry as the guiding themes of the conference:
- digital therapeutics
- digital care delivery and telehealth
- digital transformation in life-sciences
- funding, scaling and business models; cross-industry innovations
- digital public health
Each session and all the content surrounding the event was inspired and shaped by one or more of these themes, to activate every attendee as they return to their communities after the conclusion of the conference.
Over the two days, in-person and remote attendees were engaged in plenary sessions and parallel activities, experiencing different formats, such as workshops, debates, and highly immersive demo sessions, all coordinated by a large line-up of globally renowned speakers representing the multifaceted health ecosystem.
All delegates had the opportunity to experience a VR demo in chronic pain and meet the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) team in a dedicated lounge area.
A new track, Frontiers Health Science, explored the frontiers of biomedical science and medicine, with insights from Italian and international experts on cutting-edge research with a significant impact on understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases.
A great emphasis was given to new digital solutions implemented by promising start-ups that presented themselves to the industry’s most active investment funds and corporate players, making for ample opportunities to explore new collaborations.