Executive Editor, MTI; Medtech Editor, In Vivo
Ashley has reported on health care market issues with Citeline and legacy companies since 1988, initially as a linguist on the France and Germany desk and later becoming editor of three titles. Two publications are his current focus for written and multimedia (panel moderating and podcasts) content: In Vivo (global medtech market access); and Medtech Insight (regulation and policy content for the UK, European and Asia markets).
Latest From Ashley Yeo
Later market launch of innovations and a hit on EBITDA are simultaneously affecting medtech companies in Germany and central Europe as they strive to keep quality uppermost while battling the most frustrating confluence of negative effects on business than most companies have ever seen.
Spectaris’ Marcus Kuhlmann describes Medica as a valued hub to meet member companies and host ecosystem and trade updates for the wider medtech industry. The German industry association’s medtech leader spoke to Medtech Insight during the 2022 event about the top concerns for manufacturers.
Are too few digital health care apps approved for reimbursement in Germany? That’s not the point, says the health care ministry, urging a look at the bigger strategic picture.
Another key stage has been reached in Switzerland’s bid to enable US FDA-approved medtech to be used in the local population.
Digitization of the German health care system has been slow to get going, as the health ministry readily admits. A fresh start should bring different results, the ministry’s head of e-health Sebastian Zilch told Medica attendees.
The UK government’s new procurement-and-beyond body housed in the DHSC says a medtech strategy could hit the presses before 2023. The medtech industry is cheered by promises of engagement.