What are the benefits of digital health?
The healthcare industry is deeply tied to Switzerland, making it a great place to build a company and source talent. Especially in Basel, almost everyone works for a healthcare or pharma company.
Director Healthcare Innovation – DayOne
A working digital health ecosystem means more and more digital health companies will set up in Switzerland, bringing many job opportunities to the area.
All scaling digital health businesses in Switzerland are looking to fill positions specifically in: Business development and marketing.
They need people who understand the digital health market with all its participants’ needs and wants. Above all, Basel has the highest number of healthcare marketing professionals of anywhere in Europe.
Building the right relationships is the key to success in digital health.
Digital health jobs of the future
The digital transformation of healthcare will spawn a whole new generation of jobs.
Two primary examples of digital health jobs that will soon be in high demand are virtual healthcare workers and bioinformaticians.
Opening its doors in 2015, the Mercy Virtual Care Center was the world’s first telemedicine facility. A hospital without beds.
As a patient, you can get treatment for various diseases without ever setting foot into the Mercy Virtual hospital. Instead, you get diagnosed and treated remotely. It’s a new way of receiving — and giving — healthcare. The staff at Mercy Virtual is extensively trained in all aspects of telemedicine.
Mercy Virtual may have been first, but virtual healthcare will most likely be prevalent in the future.
We’re gathering healthcare data at an unprecedented rate
Total amount of global healthcare data generated in 2013 and a projection for 2020 in exabytes
To make sense of all that data and effectively use it in healthcare, the digital health industry needs a new breed of ICT workers: Bioinformaticians who understand advanced data analytics, machine learning and how to apply them to real-world cases in the healthcare industry.
Is that a path for you? Take a look at the study program in digital life sciences and the master of science in medical informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland address this need.