Dr. Cinthia Briseño is Founder and Managing Partner of Frisk Innovation GmbH, an agency for innovation management and digital product design in health communication. After completing her PhD in biochemistry, she worked as a science and medical journalist, served as health editor at SPIEGEL ONLINE for several years and later headed the development editorial office at Wort&Bild publishing. Cinthia Briseño is a member of the “30 under 40” expert network that is part of the Digital Patient project at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. She also supports on-site research for the survey #SmartHealthSystems with her journalistic contributions to our blog.
As part of our #SmartHealthSystems study our look at Israel shows how a small nation has focused on big data in the healthcare sector for the last two decades – and with a giant database of patient information, also wants to become a paradise for international research.
#SmartHealthSystems: What have we learned from Switzerland? Despite the country’s federally fragmented health system, implementing a decentralized national electronic patient record system is feasible – as long as the hurdles are cleared along the way.
#SmartHealthSystems: Our third contribution from the Netherlands shows what consequences misjudging the situation can have and the disadvantages of purely technology-driven advances – and why Germany still has much to learn from its neighbor to the West when it comes to e-health.