Friday, november 4, 2022 tagInnovation

Living Labs: Ramsay Santé strengthens its healthcare innovation strategy

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Fully committed to innovation in healthcare, Ramsay is launching a new approach, the "Living Labs", to strengthen its capacities in Europe.

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Acting as incubators of talent and innovative ideas, the concept of the Living Labs consists in building local transdisciplinary partnerships to foster the sharing of experiences and co-construction of innovative solutions. They bring together employees, doctors, patients, managers and external partners. 

Thanks to an agile and iterative mode of operation, they allow for a quicker transition from ideas to real-life testing and for developing new, more efficient working methods that benefit professionals and patients.

Deployment of the Living Labs


Ramsay announces their deployment starting early 2023. These Living Labs cover several sectors of businesses, such as primary care, mental health and oncology.

The Living Labs will foster the development of a local ecosystem for innovation in healthcare in their respective regions. Connected to the international network of Ramsay Santé Living Labs, they will also enable the sharing of best practices between European countries and the international replication of the most innovative projects.

A priority area of interest will be defined for each Living Lab, with specific needs and challenges corresponding to local issues. The local teams and the Ramsay Santé's Innovation & Partnership Hub team will explore together the innovative solutions that can be experimented on the different facilities. 

In France, the Living Lab at Pôle Aquitaine, for example, will focus on a better pathway for surgery supporting both patients, doctors and employees and at Artro Clinic in Stockholm, the focus will be on efficient ways to document the consultations.

The first Living Labs will be launched from January 2023 and will pave the way for opening additional new sites in the coming months. (in total 5 in France and 4 in the Nordic countries)

Launch of an acceleration programme 


In parallel and with the living labs’ support, Ramsay Santé is launching a startup acceleration programme to work more closely with promising young companies in the healthcare sector. 

Managed by Ramsay Santé's Innovation & Partnership Hub, this programme will support the development of French, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish startups. They will gain access to professional coaching from our healthcare experts and participate in patient and clinical development workshops.

Curest and HoopCare, two e-health startups, will inaugurate the programme in October 2022. 

  • Curest creates innovative new methods for physical therapy based on scientific research, e-health studies and the use of virtual reality. Curest connects practitioners and patients and collects valuable data from each rehabilitation session.
  • HoopCare is a virtual pre-operative service, making surgery and anaesthesia safer by optimising the health and safety of every patient undergoing elective surgery.

This acceleration programme will also allow them to benefit from the support and backing of the Living Labs. This complementarity aims to strengthen synergies in innovation.

The Living Labs They will be useful to increase our innovation capabilities within the Ramsay Santé group, for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals, and all the partners that these projects will bring together on a local and international scale. They are a further proof of action of our raison d'être: improving health through constant innovation.

Pascal Roché, CEO Ramsay Santé

About Ramsay Santé

After the acquisition of the Capio Group in 2018, Ramsay Santé has become the leading European provider of comprehensive healthcare services. The group now has 36,000 employees and works with nearly 8,600 private practitioners.

Present in 5 countries, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy, the group treats more than 7 million patients per year in its 350 facilities.

In hospitalization, Ramsay Santé offers almost all medical and surgical treatments in three business lines: Medicine-Surgery-Obstetrics (MCO), Follow-up and Rehabilitation Care (SSR) and Mental Health. Wherever it is present, the group participates in public health service missions and in the health network of the country, as in Sweden where the group has more than a hundred local health centres.

The quality and safety of care is the group's priority in all the countries where it operates. This is why the group is today one of the references in modern medicine, especially in ambulatory surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ARS).

The group also invests more than €200 million every year in its establishments, whether in new surgical and imaging technologies, or in the construction and modernisation of establishments. It also innovates at the service of patients with new digital tools and by developing its organisations to improve the efficiency of care.

Friday, november 4, 2022 tagInnovation
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