The winners of the European Patient Digital Health Awards 2022, organised by MSD (known as Merck & Co in the USA and Canada) in partnership with Digital Health Academy and Allied for Startups, were announced at today’s award ceremony.
The members of the judging panel formed of patient representatives and startup entrepreneurs chose three winners from across 18 European countries.
Category 1: Digital Prevention and Diagnostics, Mental Health, and Social Support
- Fidelio Medical SRL - Italy: A digital diagnostic solution to screen and monitor iron deficiency and anemia in women and their babies. Excited with the recognition, Simona Roggero, the CEO of the enterprise, said her mission is to be a doctor who develops innovative technologies, always listening to what patients have to share.
Category 2: New Ways to Interact with Healthcare Teams and Providers
- Klinika Digjitale - Kosovo: A cutting-edge software that offers faster, closer, and less expensive services to patients regardless of the distance with their preferred physician or health care institution anywhere in the world. Its CEO, Dr Dardan Asllani is determined to continue finding digital solutions for patients: “Klinika Digjitale is part of the ongoing evolution in digital health. We are introducing a new personalised digital healthcare model named 'Your health in your own hands', with the patient at its centre, and the health data owned by the patient. This award, supported by MSD, is an important recognition and will serve as motivation to continue our work in digital health transformation.“
Category 3: Disease Monitoring and Therapeutics
- Beats Medical - Ireland: The Beats Medical Parkinson’s Therapy App is a Parkinson’s therapy service that addresses the Mobility, Speech and Dexterity symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. This digital tool has helped users around the world to address their symptoms at home, through daily, tailored therapies and a dedicated support service.
"I am honoured to accept this award in Disease Monitoring and Therapeutics, on behalf of the team at Beats Medical, who are all driven by our mission to put people with neurological conditions at the centre of their own care, giving them the tools they need to manage their symptoms independently, and with confidence. Thank you to the EUPDHA and all involved, for recognising our work." said Emma O’Brien, Marketing Manger, Beats Medical.
The partners joined forces for the second year of the European Patient Digital Health Awards:
"European Patient Digital Health Awards help to showcase concrete solutions for patients, backed by technology, but most importantly backed by patients themselves. We are proud to support these Awards again this year", said Paul Robinson, European Lead, Patient Innovation at MSD.
Melissa Blaustein, Founder and CEO of Allied for Startups said: "In the current landscape it is key to support collaboration for better healthcare, research and innovation. The European Patient Digital Health Awards is a great platform to showcase digital health innovations made in Europe, that improve the health and quality of life of patients and carers."
"Healthcare is changing, and one of the most important changes is digitalisation: it’s the new paradigm of care. We are glad to be partners in the European Patient Digital Health Awards that demonstrate the value of digital health solutions for patients.” said Cristina Cenci and Antonietta Pannella, Founding Partners, Digital Health Academy.
With its partners, MSD, Allied for Startups and Digital Health Academy, the European Patient Digital Health Awards will continue to support and highlight digital health innovations that improve patient care.