The wish to develop a “TechMed Innovation Summerschool” is inspired by the strong conviction that on one hand technological developments already have changed healthcare immensely, and will keep transforming healthcare and drive innovation to improve personalized care, patient safety and quality of intra- and extramural healthcare. And in the nearby future no advancements in healthcare is imaginable without the aid of innovative technologies and/or basic sciences such as molecular biology, physics or chemistry.
But on the other hand, the integration of innovative technologies and technological research in health care, and insight in the immediate applicability in patient care, is still too limited and is not yet as widely supported as we need it to be to deliver personalized and value-based health care.
The technological development in health care is one that is unstoppable and one that we will háve to and wánt to relate to, with respect to clinical practice, education and research. To remain a pioneer in fast-developing technological innovations, it is extremely important that young talented professionals are brought together. It is desirable that they are brought together in a short, circumscribed, intensive and inspiring program, where they will collaborate and will become aware of the bridge function that they are going to fulfill while delivering personalized high-quality care.