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John Hackett (Abbott): "It will be necessary to detect future pandemics more quickly"

2021-10-15T14:40:07.739Z

INTERVIEW - The head of R&D at Abbott Diagnostic calls for breaking down the barriers between all health players.



John Hackett is responsible for R&D for Abbott's diagnostics business.

The American company, which also designs medical devices (glucose sensors, pacemakers, defibrillators, etc.), is at the heart of the health crisis with its range of Covid tests.

He looks back on the challenges of the sector and on the place taken by the diagnosis thanks to the pandemic.

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Le FIGARO.- How has the pandemic transformed our approach to diagnosis?

John HACKETT.

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Before the Covid, we had never talked so much about tests and diagnostics!

However, 70% of medical decisions are made on the basis of diagnostic elements (blood tests, samples, etc.).

Today, the patient's journey must be conceived in its entirety, from prevention to therapy.

Diagnosis has a key role to play in saving lives and reducing health care costs.

It will be an increasingly digital sector, where algorithms will help define profiles of patients at risk, with more apps and connected tools.

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Source: lefigaro

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