Tobias Gantner

The Health Futurist - Keynote Speaker, Scientist, Economist
Tobias Gantner: Why we need to empower patients.

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Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education, a philosophy aficionado by academic passion and curious by default. He has worked in a number of leading positions in hospital patient care in transplant surgery and major industry companies such as Siemens (Consulting), Novartis (Strategy and Health Economy/ Health Policy), Bayer Healthcare (Head Market Access) and Johnson&Johnson (Director Market Access and Health Economics) where he had the opportunity to gain industry insights and leadership experience.


"Why we need to empower patients"
The main topic of this presentation speaks to disruptive and yet sustainable innovation in health-care that directly refers to patients and consumers benefits. Advances in technology push towards predictive medicine, which is rooted in big data (e.g. computer-generated biomarkers) and patient data-driven health-care. "In-Algorithmo-Diagnostics" will be one of the main drivers that will make health-care ubiquitous and thus give rise to democratization of health-care in the future. This reformation will change health-care, as we know it for the better through empowering patients, physicians and payers alike.

Tobias is the founder and CEO of the HealthCare Futurists GmbH. The company is an international and independent network, think tank, incubator and catalyst for innovation in health-care, life sciences and medicine. The HCFs consist of renowned experts and thriving professionals of diverse disciplines with a persistent passion for patients. The HCFs have successfully completed innovation labs with major health-care industry companies and health-care providers alike. They provide guidance to startups and are engaged in medical enlightenment to the public. The HCFs are initiators and home to the innovate.healthcare hackathons.

Tobias is the Director of the European Center for Patient Centric Innovation and Medical Entrepreneurship which is affiliated with the UNU MERIT. The Center curates project on health-literacy, patient empowerment and digital transformation in healthcare and bridges the gap between academic research and business model generation to provide a better healthcare deriving out of innovative approaches from patients, industry and care providers alike. The center also provides guidance to industry partners and their respective requests as to how to make their products and services more viable in terms of patient centricity by taking into account the patient and caregiver experience approach.

Together with the university staff, european and global projects with industry partners are carried out.

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  • Dr. Tobias Gantner, TEDxHHL - The Future of Health-Care: Power to the Patients.