In the Nijmegen region, the Digital Health focus is actively working on connecting care institutions and knowledge institutes with companies that develop digital solutions. During the last Health Valley event, Tom van de Belt, Radboudumc, emphasized the importance of joining forces:
“Because of corona, the need for digital healthcare is greater than ever, especially in our city with its large healthcare sector. Yet all too often, digital innovations remain a pilot, because the functionality does not exactly match the wishes of end users such as a doctor, nurse or patient. This is a missed opportunity, which is why we are focusing on connecting end users with companies earlier and better. An important first step is to systematically identify needs”.