Health Technologies

6 September 2021

The session ‘Health Technologies’ was held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme. The meeting was organized by the Roscongress Foundation’s Healthy Life project, and the intellectual partner was the Content Foundation for the Development of Expert and Analytical Activities.

The event was attended by Russian First Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Fisenko, Russian State Duma Deputy Chairwoman Irina Yarovaya, Centre for Development of Nuclear Medicine of Ulan-Ude Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexander Khasin, MRGN Advisors CEO and Senior Advisor for Switzerland at Mérieux Equity Partners Pierre Morgon, BARS Group General Director Timur Akhmerov, and MEDSCAN Chairman of the Board of Directors Sergey Sidorov, among others. The session was moderated by Doctor TV Channel Editor-in-Chief and Russia 24 TV Channel Anchor Evelina Zakamskaya.

“Digital and science are the two main drivers in the development of healthcare. Our overarching objective is to gradually move away from the early detection of diseases to their prevention. Genetic technologies will play an important role in this. Thanks to the introduction of genetic passports, we will be able to effectively manage the health of patients. The informatization of healthcare is proceeding at an active pace today. As part of the ‘Medical Science for Humans’ project, a system of comprehensive assistance to doctors in managing public health will be created by 2023. It will also enable patients to receive complete information about their own health and remind them of the need for certain examinations,” Russian First Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Fisenko said.

The success of strategies to reduce growing mortality rates as well as to manage risk factors for human health is directly dependent on the development of advanced medical technologies. With the use of modern diagnostics that contribute to the early detection of clinically asymptomatic medical conditions, help to assess the risks of hereditary and other diseases, and reduce the risk of medical error, and also as a result of the introduction of digital technologies and high-precision equipment into the medical care system, today we can already talk about the onset of the era of precision and preventive medicine. And thanks to health monitoring and the industry of the Internet of Medical Things, a new culture of health protection is taking shape in society today as a progressive norm of social behaviour.

“The pandemic has shown quite clearly that it is important strategically for all countries to develop medical technology. There is a great demand all over the world today for cutting edge solutions capable of reducing the time needed to develop vaccines and increase their accessibility to all parts of the population – first and foremost technologies such as mRNA and adenoviral platforms. One example of international cooperation is the rewarding experience we had with our Russian partner, Petrovax. Active work is being carried out together with our Russian counterparts to research an aerosol form of the vaccine against coronavirus infection and the vaccine against bacterial meningitis; production is to take place within the Russian Federation upon completion of clinical trials,” Senior Vice President for International Business at CanSino Biologics Pierre Morgon said.

The experts also discussed what prospects exist for introducing innovative diagnostic technologies in the Far East and transferring high technologies from Asia-Pacific countries, how we can ensure the introduction of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and technologies to work with big data into the medical care system in the Far East and make high-tech medicine accessible, and what infrastructure is needed for the full-scale digitalization of healthcare in the Far East.

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