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While it would be wrong to talk about "the Europeans", since it is inadequate to paint the picture of European folks with a broad brush, it is still possible to identify some cultural and hence ideological differences between north Americans and Europeans. What first comes into mind is a PEW research center survey from 2012 that showcased the "American-Western European Value Gap" and identified some very interesting facts.
There are all types of investors out there – and you most likely found yourself in the position of thinking about what your investment is enabling in the real economy next to thinking about your margin. The awareness for the health of our planet and our society rose strongly within the past decades. While people during the industrialization, and all the years after, cared little to not at all about the “impact” of their money on the planet, this became an important parameter for investment decisions in our world today.
The future of digital diabetes management: The ESYSTA Pen 2.0
On achieving the 3-million-euro financing threshold, Emperra plans to start the development of the ESYSTA Pen 2.0. But why? How will it differ from the current ESYSTA Pen? And why is this such an important factor for Emperra's international growth? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the following article.
What do the studies say? The benefit of the ESYSTA System is clinically proven.
It is possibly the most pertinent question regarding the ESYSTA System: Is it beneficial? Or in more technical terms: Does using ESYSTA have a medical benefit for diabetes patients and if so, what is that benefit? These questions are not only at the forefront for patients, doctors and health insurance providers, Emperra, as the developer of the ESYSTA System, also wanted a straight answer.
A diabetes diary is the most important source of data for successful diabetes treatment. Diabetes patients are required to enter their values in these diaries daily, sometimes up to 6 times a day. Gaps, mistakes or errors can complicate treatment. Alarmingly, however, meticulously kept diabetes diaries are a rarity.
The benefits of digitalisation for the healthcare sector
Digitalisation is not an end in itself but instead is gaining more and more traction in all areas of life due to the sum of its benefits. This naturally also applies to the benefits for the healthcare sector: In this sector, digital technologies and products such as, e.g. Emperra's ESYSTA system have the potential to overcome the major challenges of the upcoming years and decades, including demographic change, the consistent increase of chronic diseases and insufficient access to healthcare in economically underdeveloped, rural areas.
Why the German Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) is triggering such major investments
Digitalisation has the potential to genuinely improve the provision of healthcare in Germany. However, until recently, the integration of digital solutions was possible to only a very limited extent due to the general parameters of the German healthcare system. The German Digital Healthcare Act (Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz, DVG) has now created conditions that do justice to the dynamism of digital transformation and the speed of its processes.
Diabetes mellitus, and in particular type 2 diabetes, is becoming an affliction of global proportion. In 2006, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) already referred to the issue as "THE epidemic of the 21st century". Unfortunately, this prediction has turned out to be virtually on point.