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Accelerating Innovation into Irish healthcare

Whether working as medical representatives, as healthcare professionals, or any part of the health system, healthcare today is being impacted by seismic changes in affordability, demographics and technical innovation. The pace of innovation is dizzying, just as the economics in providing safe, quality-based care, are challenged by an ageing population and the rise of chronic illness. U.S. per capita healthcare spend is already 18%. Across Europe, its 7%-10%, both growing ahead of inflation. Health spend devours budgetary space for other societal benefits e.g. education, welfare, infrastructure. Whilst pharma argues that drug costs are a fraction of total healthcare spend and that access sh