Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

September 21-22, 2017
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Candice Richardet-Briand
Digital transformation in healthcare

The healthcare sector is experiencing a huge number of digital innovations both from start-ups and existing players. We are witnessing initiatives like pharmaceutical companies going “beyond the pill”, wearable companies, including Apple, entering the market, hospitals using big data for better treatment, medical devices companies using Artificial Intelligence for personalized medicine, insurance companies predicting surgical operations and pharmaceutical retailers delivering mass customized patient centric services.

However, the commercial success of these innovations is dependent not only on improving patient health, but also on the need to reduce costs and the interest of the players in a relatively conservative ecosystem.

E-health needs to be patient centric (Patient 4.0), outcome driven, ecosystem friendly and equipped to respond to huge cost pressures. The majority of developed countries are facing a collapse of the healthcare system in the near future because of the aging population; or, as it is called in the USA, the white tsunami (referring to the white hair of the aging baby boom generation). Thus, there is a need to innovate and digital transformation may well be the answer to that need.

Which e-health innovations are most successful? How can one embark on a successful digital transformation in the healthcare ecosystem?

During this event, you will be presented with the results of a major research project conducted by the Value Chain 4.0 Center and the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation.


How to lead a successful digital business transformation in the healthcare ecosystem

Target audience

Anyone working within the healthcare ecosystem who would like to better understand how digital disruption is transforming it.

This event features original research conducted by IMD’s Value Chain 4.0 Center and the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation.



Professor Carlos Cordon
Lego Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management, IMD

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 17:00 to Friday, September 22, 2017 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*The event is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are at participants’ own expense.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Candice Richardet-Briand

Phone: +41 21 618 06 49

Email: [email protected]