Healthcare technologies governance ‘a social challenge’ – English


(ANSA) – FLORENCE, MAY 10 – Innovation, sustainability,
cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, telemedicine and
European regulations are just some of the topics to be addressed
during the 23rd conference of the Italian Association of
Clinical Engineers (AIIC), which opened in Florence on May 10.
The event, running at the Fortezza da Basso under the title
‘Innovation and accessibility: the governance of health
technologies as a social challenge’ until May 13, aims to launch
a professional, cultural and political message linking
innovation to the Constitution, since technology is not only a
tool for improved healthcare but also necessary to ensure the
right to health enshrined in Italy’s fundamental Charter.
AIIC’s 23rd conference also coincides with the 30th anniversary
of the association founded in 1993, at the dawn of the
technological revolution in health care delivery.
“The Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary and it is
doing so with a conference with breakthrough content, because
the focus is always on the technological innovation available to
health care and never on the fact that these technologies can
fulfil the right to health care in a much broader way than in
the past,” said AIIC President Umberto Nocco.
“AICC wants to draw the attention of institutions, experts,
clinicians and policy-makers to the fact that making the best
technologies available across the territory represents a real
social challenge involving patients, clinicians, researchers,
public managers, companies and institutions,” he added.
Roughly 2,000 people are expected to attend the conference in
A selection of the best projects developed by researchers and
teams in the field of health technologies will also receive the
AICC awards recognizing industry excellence, while Innovation
awards will be presented to the most innovative technologies in
engineering and biomedical fields submitted by the manufacturing
Further, the ‘Social Manifesto’ on technologies, created in
partnership with Cittadinanzattiva, will be launched.
The fact that “technology can also represent a critical problem
when it is not accessible to all, not properly managed and not
integrated into the pathways and specific context of reference,
is a new matter for attention that, as insiders, we feel needs
to be highlighted”, said Conference President Lorenzo Leogrande.