Digital Health

Digital Health

Digital Health


Experts in digital and micro-precision industries are joining forces with companies in Switzerland’s “Health Valley” to invent digital products to improve physical health and prevent and treat illness.

Digital health (also known as e-health) lies at the crossroads of multiple industries. It is generally defined as using information and communication technologies to improve health and health systems. 

In Switzerland, the concept includes actors from both the digital sector (entrepreneurs, educational and research institutions) and the medical sector (patients, medical staff and nurses, manufacturers, healthcare institutions, insurance companies, university centers, etc.). 

Many Swiss companies, including giants La Poste, Swisscom, and startups Ava and MindMaze, are now entering this fast-growing market.

Situated in Health Valley, the canton of Vaud has everything it needs to become a world-class site for digital health. Its public hospitals, including the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), and private clinics like those in the Swiss Medical Network, are known for their cutting-edge medicine and have long attracted patients from around the globe. 

To continue improving their services, these establishments are working closely with local life science engineers and researchers from higher education institutions, the University of Lausanne (UNIL), and the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). 

Partnerships have also been formed with major corporations and startups in the Lake Geneva region. Such cooperation has proven fruitful, attracting around CHF 500 million from business angels and venture capital organizations in 2016.

Manoj Thacker


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