November 28, 2023

We are honoured to have been invited to participate to the E-Health Forum from the 29th of the 30th of November in Rabat, Morocco.

The event will take place at the Mohammed V University Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

We will be speaking on a couple of topics around the Patient Journey and in particular:

“Experiences improving the patient journeywith digital tools and interoperability?”

“How real-time monitoring systems can aid decision making and save lives in health emergencies”

Special thanks to Anass DOUKKALI and the organization committee for reaching out.

October 12, 2023

It was an honor to be invited by the Economist Impact team to speak at the Future of Health Europe Conference in a fantastic venue: The Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park, London.

We took part in a panel entitled "Designing sustainable and resilient health systems for the future" moderated by Graham Cookson, Ceo of the Office of Health Economics.

The other speakers were :

Dr. Ali Hasan, Vitality

Frances Mortimer, Center for Sustainable Healthcare

Bjoern von Siemens, Caresyntax

Nicolas Gonzalez, European Parliament

We adopted a very pragmatic stance by stating that healthcare organizations have an enormous potential to improve and thus prosper, by simply focusing on improving their efficiency and performance. In our experience, this is possible just by applying a truly participative and effective change management approach and does not require investment or technology.

Sincere congratulations to the Economist Impact team for organizing such a high level and inspiring event. Particularly noteworthy was the presence of representatives of the WHO, EU Parliament and Commission, Ministries of Health,NHS as well as academic and research institutions.

Finally, it was a great opportunity to meet up with fellow members of The UK International Healthcare Management Association (UKIHMA)

Andy Ward

Muhammed Akdag

Sophie Lansbury

July 30, 2023

Once again, we are on stage delivering a two-part workshop for HTDC. Health Tourism Development Center.

This year the theme is: “Optimizing Patient experience with digital technologies”.

It’s always a pleasure to share our views and experience with the HTDC members. We look forward to this ongoing collaboration.

May 19, 2023

Check out our podcast interview with Digital Health Voice of Stefan Buttigieg.

In a bit less than 20 minutes we explain what we do and why it works.

Our gratitude go out to Stephan and his team for inviting us to his show.

April 27, 2023

We are delighted have attended the largest and most important healthcare event in Paris. It was a pleasure to meet up with partners and the Unicancer Team and witness the importance they give to international relations and partnerships as well as all the good work they are doing around patient experience.

February 27, 2023

It was such an intense and exciting week attending the 2023 edition of Arab Health Exhibition! This is the third time we attend and as always, the energy level in Dubai is invigorating and contagious.

We are very proud to have represented once again the Centre François Baclesse comprehensive Cancer Center in its endeavours to establish strategic partnerships in the field of cancer treatment, research and training. It was an honor to be accompanied by Professor Jean-Louis Habrand and to benefit from his knowledge in the field of radiation therapy and in particular, protontherapy.

It was a chance to meet up with old friends, make new ones and explore promising business alliances.

French Healthcare Association

The UK International Healthcare Management Association (UKIHMA)

Special thanks to Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed AlHashimi and Dr. Bokyong Kim and her radiation oncology team for hosting us so warmly during our visit to the Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (Operated by SNUH)

Special thanks to Majid Zangooei and Arezoo Farahani of the Health Tourism Development Center of Islamic Countries (HTDC) for inviting us to their wonderful event

Arab Healthis clearly not to be missed by anyone working in the field of healthcare and wereally look forward to the 2024 edition!

December 28, 2022

Once again,it was a real honor to travel to Riyadh on behalf of the Centre François Baclesse as part of a French healthcare delegation made up of 30+ companies and organizations ranging from: pharmaceutical to hospitals, health-tech start-ups, consultancy firms, banks, device manufacturers and more...

This intense two-day trip was organized by French Healthcare Association and the MEDEF International and led by French Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Olivier Becht along with Ludovic Pouille French Ambassador to KSA, Laurent Germain, Chairman of the France-Saudi Business Council and Ceo of the Egis group and Jean-Patrick LAJONCHERE - Healthcare expert for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It would take too long to list all the Saudi Healthcare Authorities - Organizations and associated decision makers who hosted and welcomed us but just to name a few:

H.E. Eng Khaled Al-Faleh - Minister of Investment


Royal Commission of AIUla

Health Sector Transformation Program

Saudi Health Council

National Privatization Center

Saudi Ministryof Investment

Saudi Ministry of Health

National Unified Company for Medical Supplies

National Center for Privatization PPP

Saudi Foodand Drug Authority

French Embassy in Riyadh

Soliman Fakeeh

Fakeeh CareGroup



Through dedicated presentations we were able to understand how these organizations operate, what their strategy and needs are and how to get and stay in touch. A truly extraordinary opportunity to get introduced to the KSA Health eco-system!We all look forward to pursuing conversations and exchanges in order to establish win-win strategic partnerships.

November 11, 2022

Boost has been asked to participate to two panels, both on Friday 18th.

The first which we will moderate entitled, “Giving patients a seat at the table”.

The secondin which we will participate, “Living in 2030, the healthcare experience”.

Fascinating topics around which we will be sharing our vision, insights and points of views with other professionals from around the world all coming to Malta to meet, exchange and learn from one another.  

Enjoyed being on stage with:

Patricia Ripoll Chief Patient Officer at BeOriginal

Dr. Juhi Tandon of Cognitant

Dr. Franck Flacke of Flacke Consulting

Kim Micaleff Stafrace of Mater Dei Hospital

Avi Mehra of  IBMand Doctorpreneurs

Arron This of Code Med and Sim EPR

Zhen Chen of Paperminds

Giorgia Pezzota of Doctolib

Finally heads up to Ryan Gech, Dylan Attard and Stefan Buttigieg, our Maltese friends for working so hard to make this summit happen and grow.  

October 15, 2022

We feel very privileged to represent Unicancer ( and the expertise of cancer treatment in France. Grateful to Athens Medical Group and Hellenic Healthcare Group  for their hospitality and kindness. We look forward to establishing more long-term relationships leading to win-win partnerships. Thanks also go out to French Healthcare Association for their precious support and assistance.

July 13, 2022

In anticipation of our participation at the International Private Hospitals Congress and Exhibition

which will take place in Teheran, Iran from the 26th to the 28th of July, we are very honoured to present our vision and share our experience on “How to improve Patient Pathways”.  

The first session will focus on our overall approach and methodology. We will also be sharing some key take-aways based on our 15 years of experience mapping patient pathways around the world.

This session will take place on the 14th of July at 1:30 pmGMT.

The second session during which we will present specific client Case Studies will take place on the 4rth of August also at 1:30 pm GMT

To participate, register at

July 1, 2022

We would like to express our profound gratitude to the executive management team of the François Baclesse Center for trusting and asking us to accompany them on this strategic visit to our Vietnamese partners: The Vietnam National Cancer Hospital (Hospital K) and the T&T Group.

The delegation was made up of Professor Marc-André Mahé, Professor Jean-Louis HABRAND, Doctor Carine Segura-Djezzar and Hermeline Delepouve
What we are building in Vietnam are long lasting "win-win" partnerships which will open up, previously unforeseen, horizons for all of us.

In the short term we will:

1) Put in place reciprocal exchanges of resources (doctors, technicians, nurses...) for training and acquisition of new skills.
2) Continue and further expand joint Tumor Boards (RCP - réunion de concertation pluridisciplinaire) (Breast, Digestive...)
3) Provide remote second opinions to patients who require it.
4) Identify areas in which research can be carried out jointly
5) Support efforts in the domains of screening, detection and treatment
6) Provide expertise in the fields of radiotherapy, genetics, protontherapy as well as consulting services

We are very eager to host our new partners in Caen as soon as possible so that we can familiarize them with the François Baclesse teams and facilities as well as return part of the wonderful hospitality they provided during our visit.

Even though it is an incredible coincidence that both institutions will be celebrating their centenary in 2023! = Two centuries of combined know-how in the fight against cancer!! It is also a very good omen and timing as we launch our internationalisation project on the eve of the second century of existence of these highly reputable hospitals.

April 28, 2022

There will be a lot happening in the coming months, in particular, we will be making trips to Vietnam, Morocco and Canada and we look forward to updating you. We count quite a few students (approx. 15%) among those who follow our page but this post is directed to anyone interested in entrepreneurship, sustainability and social innovation. For a couple of years now, we have been cooperating with Enactus Italy Enactus aims at preparing the future generation of responsible leaders and presents some impressive figures worldwide: 72,000 student members on 1730 campuses in 36 countries impacting the lives of 1.3 million people every year.

Enactus is involved on several fronts but one of the main annual events each year is the national competition subsequently leading to the Enactus Worldcup. The 2022 Worldcup will take place in Puerto Rico from October 30 to November 2!

This year, once again, Boost has been involved to mentor some Enactus teams of international students coming from the Italian Universities of Cassino (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), Trieste (Università degli Studi di Trieste), Ca Foscari (Università Ca'​ Foscari Venezia), Calabria (Università della Calabria) Politecnico di Milano (Politecnico di Milano), Politecnico delle Marche (Università Politecnica delle Marche) and supporting them in the preparation of their project presentations. We counselled and coached these dynamic and enthusiastic students in their journey towards the National Competition which wich took place in the city of Padova on the 9th of June Watch the live streaming online

You can also watch the 15 teams presentation below: Enactus Competition (

Boost Consulting was also part of the jury during the Final Round that saw the participation of the 4 Finalist teams from the Opening Round: Università di Brescia, Università della Calabria, Università di Udine and Politecnico di Milano. It was precisely the Politecnico team, with the Shea Matters and Oyster2life projects, that won the final and will thus have the honor of representing Italy at the Enactus World Cup 2022.

First and Second place at the Enactus Italy National Competition 2022: Enactus Politecnico & Enactus Udine

Do take time to check out the Enactus website to find out more about this extraordinary organisation and the above events.If that is still not enough, feel free to contact Enactus Country Leader Marta Bertolai directly at

February 11, 2022

As management consultants, our goal is to serve our clients by generating and accelerating changes which result in measurable improvements within their organisations and subsequently benefit their customers and employees.
To appear on the home page of the Francois Baclesse Comprehensive Cancer Center website as part of the Internationalisation Project is not only a huge privilege but it also stands as a symbol of an exceptional relationship which began more than a decade ago.
Fundamental values and principles such as Mutual Respect and Trust are often just considered as a given and not always personified with the deserved level of consciousness and diligence.
For us, our appearance in such a visible manner on our client’s website stands as a symbol of those fundamental values.
We express our profound gratitude to the entire Centre Francois Baclesse team and look forward to an ongoing relationship into the coming decade.

February 8, 2022

It’s been an amazing and very intense week in Dubai for Arab Health and the 2020 World Expo

The take aways from these few days are too many but just to list a few.

The global village is here in Dubai (16 nationalities for the Emirates crew on the flight from Dubai to Paris!). At the cross road of continents and despite Covid, Dubai is a place to be when it comes to doing business. No need to mention the incredible achievements in terms of urbanisation and infrastructure and the eagerness to adopt and deploy the latest technologies in all sectors. The Emirates have done a remarkable job in handling the pandemic: as an example, Abu Dhabi has a 98% vaccination, first drive ins and it’s just too easy and unfair to say the country is smal land rich. Healthcare is in full swing in the region and its invigorating to see so much passion and enthusiasm, perhaps qualities Europe has partially lost.

Arab Health is an event not to be missed and the 4 days literally flew by.

We were able to make contacts with representatives from 27 different nations, make ties with associations such as the Indian foundation for healthcare and wellness FHW, the Health Tourism Development Center of Islamic Countries HTDC, private medical travel companies based in Tunisia, Ukraine, India, Kazakhstan, Russia,establish links with hospitals from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India...

Spend time on the Arab Health stands ofFrench Healthcare and UKIHMAhave the opportunity to meet government representatives, officials, physicians, health workers and business people as well as friends which it was a delight to finally see in person after so long.

Share the stage at the French pavilion at the World Expo 2020 with Ceo’s of French healthcare companies, start-ups and hospitals.

After this tornado of contacts and exchanges it is now a question of execution and delivery Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai is known for his leadership and vision and one of his famous quotes says it all. "The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it. It isn’t something you await but rather create".

This part of the world is doing just that! It’s now our turn to get it done!

A huge thank you to all the people we met and who took the time to listen and exchange.

We look forward to the next steps!

Boost represents Centre François Baclesse at the Expo Dubai 2020. Read more
January 5, 2022

After several years of informal relationships, we are delighted to announce that we have formalized a partnership with Telos Consulting Boost has participated in several Telos events and presentations including acting as a jury member for the Lean Healthcare Award competitions in 2018 and 2019

The partnership aims at creating value for both companies, their clients and partners through process innovation (best practice) and the sharing of experience (benchmarking).

We all know that the world’s health systems, despite their differences and models, are facing the same difficulties and challenges: adopting and facilitating innovation and improving processes.  They are also all striving toward the same goals: creating value for patients by improving pathways and quality of care and service.

The blending of two companies, working in the same sector and sharing similar approaches indifferent geographies will allow to share resources, experiences, methodologies and knowledge as well as enable the comparisons and benchmarking of health systems from around the world. Stay tuned to hear more about Telos and Boost initiatives and projects in 2022!

More info about Telos:

Telos is a promoter of Lean methodology and Value Based Healthcare through formal training courses and workshops, University sponsored courses and diplomas as well as on site projects. It is also the founder and main organizer of LeanHealth Award, the most important annual event on the theme of Lean, applied to Healthcare and Life Sciences in Italy. Last year, the jury had the tough task of selecting the winners amongst 121 projects signed up for the competition!  The founder and Ceo of Telos is Alessandro Bacci. He is also Professor of Lean management at the University of Siena.

November 22, 2021

What a great two days in the heart of the Mediterranean. Malta is an ancient crossroad of civilizations and a modern melting pot for businesses.
The Med-Tech World conference brought together moderators and speakers from many nations to talk about digital health. Numerous panels and workshops took place and it all ended with an industry awards ceremony.
Sincere thanks once again to the organizers for working so hard to make this conference a reality and success.
It’s hard to summarize such an intense 48 hours but we will try to nevertheless:
It’s an exciting turning point in particular after (during) the Covid accelerator.
Med Tech around the world is booming: attention, interest, passion, investment in the sector has exploded, but what is the reality on the ground? At this stage, we would like to say “promising” "but still a long, long way to go."
The conference touched upon a lot of the challenges and opportunities, as seen from different angles, facing the industry and there are many.  
Another rather obvious point is that in order for the digitalization of healthcare to work, many different professions are required and need to work together. The huge variety of occupations, provenances and profiles present at the conference are a clear demonstration of that.
Finally, it’s a pity to see that there is so much duplication, everyone in his own corner trying to develop solutions to fix the same problems and not sharing enough their experience and knowledge with others.
These types of event help break down some of those barriers and remind us that human contact and exchange is essential to progress.

Check our Linkedin post here

Here the conference recap video:

November 15, 2021
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Only a few days to go until Med-Tech World summit in Malta!
We will be moderating and speaking in two distinct sessions on the 19th of November. The line-up of participants to these sessions is finalized and is the following:

Our Linkedin post:

In addition, we are really honored to sponsor the "Health Tech Media Coverage of the Year" Award. For this awards category, we will reveal the best among different media houses dedicated to digital health! Who will take this prestigious award?

Faces Of Digital Health Podcast, The Healthtech Podcast or Digital Health Malta?


Stay tuned and check the conference website below:


November 9, 2021
Ministers of Industry & Trade of Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien and Planning and Investment; Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung
Ministers of Industry & Trade of Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Hong Dien and Planning and Investment; Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung

Sometimes you work hard and you obtain nothing or a marginal result, other times you work hard and you achieve the unexpected. This is an example of the latter. When at the end of 2019, Professor Marc-André Mahé, the Ceo of the François Baclesse Cancer Center in Caen Normandy asked us to support an internationalization project as part of his strategy, we could not have imagined the Covid pandemic was just around the corner.

Almost two years later, here we are, with a major achievement the François Baclesse team can be proud of. On the occasion of the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Mr Pham Minh Chinh’s official visit to France after the COP26 in Glasgow, the François Baclesse Cancer Centre, signed two international cooperation agreements in oncology with Vietnamese partners.

These two agreements were among another 27 which were all signed on the 4th of November in Paris, with companies such as Airbus, EDF (French national electricity company), Banque Paribas, Sanofi Pasteur and others adding up to several billion dollars.

The first is a framework partnership agreement with the K Hospital in Hanoi (the leading cancer hospital of Vietnam) to mutually cooperate on three shared areas of focus: Care, Training and Research.

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Prof. Marc-André Mahé and Prof. Le Van Quang, Director of the K Hospital

The second agreement is a memorandum of understanding with the Group T&T Co. Limited, represented by its Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Do Quang Hien. The T&T Group is a major multi-field investment group, located in Vietnam (100,000 employees) with an international Health Division.

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Prof. Marc-André Mahé, Ceo of François Baclesse with Mr Do Quang Hien, Chairman and Managing Director of the T&T Group. In the back row, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Pham Minh Chinh and his ministers.

We are well aware this is just the first step in building these relationships and that a lot more work will need to be accomplished to make these partnerships effective and fruitful.

However, it is insightful to look back and analyze how we got this far:

  1. Unconditional support from top management: The senior management team unrelentlessly supported the project, even when other priorities came up. Covid not only prevented us from traveling but it also mobilized significant hospital resources and energy.
  2. Dedicating sufficient resources and always working as a team: In Paris last week, we were the only delegation with five members including the Ceo, Prof. Marc-André Mahé, Prof. Jean-Louis Habrand, radiation oncologist, Dr. Carine Segura, president of the medical committee, Hermeline Delepouve, director of communication, international relations and myself.
  3. Networking and working continuously in cooperation with our partners: We have been supported from the beginning by the Normandy Region headed by its President, Hervé Morin and his team, the AIC Group headed by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan and our local advisor, Mr. Thang Mai
  4. A multidisciplinary team able to leverage complementary skill sets: Namely, the François Baclesse communication and international relations director, Hermeline Delepouve and Sophie Taillard, a member of her team. Marie-Pierre Desannaux, the executive assistant and many others it would take too long to list...
  5. Never giving up. It was not always easy to stay focused and motivated as visits and exchanges had to be postponed or canceled, as emails and calls were not being replied to, as the world's countries closed and focused on domestic priorities.

Opening up to the world sounds and seems like something simple and easy to do, but it's not, especially for a hospital. An internationalization project such as this one, aiming to set up partnerships in the domains of treatment, education and research with other cancer institutions around the world, is a very demanding and challenging objective.

The François Baclesse Cacer Center will be celebrating its centenary in 2023 and it is doing everything it can to enter in its second century of existence with a broader, richer and more global reach, built on a solid network of prosperous exchanges with its new partners.

Latest French and Vietnamese press articles regarding the agreements and the cooperation between the two countries:

October 17, 2021

It’s a huge honour to be supporting in our “Ambassador role” the management team of the Centre François Baclesse Cancer Centre in Caen, Normandy in an ambitious, high profile internationalisation project. The François Baclesse Cancer Center is a member of Unicancer, a unique network of 18 non-profit Cancer Centers (counting in total 21,000 employees) spread across France and treating annually more than half a million cancer patients. Learn more:

Alongside treating cancer, these Centers are also teaching hospitals and advanced cancer research facilities. The Unicancer network is the largest promoter of academic clinical trials in oncology at european level and fifth in the world by number of publications in oncology. 

This past week, we had the privilege to host onsite a delegation from Vietnam headed by Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, President of the AIC Group and took part in some engaging and promising meetings.
Both parties are working hard to rapidly officialize a joint partnership agreement in the fields of treatment, research and training in the fight against cancer, leading to a mutually beneficial relationship.

With travel restrictions gradually easing, we are looking forward to travel to Vietnam during the first quarter of 2022 to materialize the partnership.

February 2, 2021

We were delighted to participate in the MENA Telehealth Conference, which was held on the 2-3rd February 2021 as a virtual event.

Guest speakers from all corners of the globe shared their insights on the most recent evolutions in the Telehealth space and once again the GCC countries demonstrated how active and innovative they are in facing the new challenges facing healthcare.

November 29, 2020

We were really honored to interview Docteur Gilles DOLIVET, Head of Surgery of the Institut de Cancerologie de Lorraine ICL (member of the UNICANCER network) in Nancy, France. This interview was broadcasted during the Italian Lean Healthcare and Lifescience Award day October 28 and November 19 2020.

Doctor Dolivet relates his experience with the Covid 19 crisis, change management, performance improvement projects, patient pathway optimization and Lean management.


It is also a privilege for Boost to be part of the jury of this prestigious event for the second year in a row alongside CEO’s of Italy’s leading hospitals. The large number and variety of projects in this competition stand as a testimony of the vitality and creativity of the Italian health system. The jury had the tough task of awarding the three best Lean Healthcare Projects in Italy for 2020. Congratulations to Fondazione Poliambulanza Brescia for coming out on top! Thanks to Alessandro Bacci and his team at Telos Management consulting for making us part of this event.

November 24, 2020

We were really honored to interview Docteur Gilles DOLIVET, Head of Surgery of the Institut de Cancerologie de Lorraine ICL (member of the UNICANCER network) in Nancy, France. This interview was broadcasted during the Italian Lean Healthcare and Lifescience Award day October 28 and November 19 2020.

Doctor Dolivet relates his experience with the Covid 19 crisis, change management, performance improvement projects, patient pathway optimization and Lean management.


It is also a privilege for Boost to be part of the jury of this prestigious event for the second year in a row alongside CEO’s of Italy’s leading hospitals. The large number and variety of projects in this competition stand as a testimony of the vitality and creativity of the Italian health system. The jury had the tough task of awarding the three best Lean Healthcare Projects in Italy for 2020. Congratulations to Fondazione Poliambulanza Brescia for coming out on top! Thanks to Alessandro Bacci and his team at Telos Management consulting for making us part of this event.

September 16, 2020


New digital technologies have enormous potential to revolutionize healthcare. We are all convinced of that as we witness the speed of change. However more than often, the PATIENT’s needs and expectations are somehow forgotten. In order to rectify this gap and open new perspectives on this highly pertinent topic, we will be moderating  a panel of distinguished speakers who will each represent a specific “Role” in the spectrum of patient care.

The speakers and roles participating to this Patient Pathway Optimization Panel will be the following:

•   First and foremost, the PATIENT will be embodied by Hanna Boëthius, a diabetes patient and expert who has dedicated her life to fighting for patient rights  

•   Erika Ziltener, President of the Swiss Patient Association who will be presenting a global outlook on the “VOICE OF THE PATIENTS”

•   Doctor Henry Perschak of the Hirslanden Klinik will play the role of the “DOCTOR”

•   Martha Schiller, Ceo of ProQualitas will give us insights on the “SAFETY” aspect of the patient pathway

•   Finally, Doctor Eyal Zimlichman Chief Medical and Innovation Officer of ARC Sheba Israel will endorse the “INNOVATION” role

The exchanges between these prestigious and highly qualified speakers will provide unique view points and debates and provide a different outlook on the challenges facing the deployment of E-Health when they pertain to the PATIENT

Don’t miss out on this rare and diversified panel and book this event in your diary!

Contact us for further details.

May 9, 2020
May 3, 2020

Boost Consulting has carefully selected three subject matter experts from its business partner network to take part on May 11th to the International Web-conference on the use of Digital Technologies against the Covid19 pandemic. Each speaker will provide details and insights on how their country has coped with the crisis. We are really delighted to co-moderate this panel of experts from 10 countries with Ralph Haller of High-Tech Connect Suisse and will be particularly honoured to introduce you to:

1) Marjolaine COLLET-VÉTELÉ from France. Marjolaine is currently in charge of partnerships for Normand'E-Santé.

2) Claudio SACCAVINI from Italy. Claudio is the IHE Europe Transition Manager as well as ICT Consultant for the Umbria Region Healthcare Ministry for the COVID-19 emergency.

3) Doctor Monika SONU from India. An experienced medical doctor but also Ceo of an E-Health Tech company called Health Innovation Toolbox.

Look out for video interviews with these 3 subject matter experts and register for the live session on

April 19, 2020

Boost Consulting is honored to have been invited this coming May 11th to moderate and present during an international web-conference on the theme of "How digital technologies can and are contributing in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic" This event is organized by High-Tech Connect Suisse. A panel of experts and authorities from more than 10 countries (Asia - Europe) will provide updates and insights on how their countries have been coping with this unprecedented crisis.

A dedicated session in the afternoon will cover in more detail technological aspects and challenges like the use of AI. There will be a lot to learn and the event is free so all you need to do is sign up! If you are uncertain and would like to know more, feel free to  reach out :

January 21, 2020

Dr Lambert Montevecchi talks at another major Healthcare conference.

December 28, 2019

Boost is delighted to kick off 2020 with a new project: Our very first in ASIA! We will be conducting a detailed assessment of a public metropolitan healthcare system in the Philippines.

December 9, 2019

Boost will be in Dubai for ARAB HEALTH from the 27th to the 30th of January 2020. If you will also be there, and like us, are always eager to create new bridges, simply contact us!

November 29, 2019

Ten years after its first mission, Boost is extremely honoured to have been called upon once again by its very first Specialist Cancer Hospital client to launch an exciting new project in France. Boost’s mission will be to assist and promote the Specialist Cancer Hospital’s Proton Therapy Center leading to new international partnerships and cooperations.

November 28, 2019

Boost attends AI Conference organized by the University Teaching Hospital in Nancy and takes the opportunity to network and visit former clients

November 1, 2019

Boost attends the 1st edition of ICAIH International Conference on AI and Health in Milan on the 13th of November 2019.

October 8, 2019

Boost participates to the Lean Healthcare and Lifescience Award day in Florence for the second year in a row but this time, as a jury member alongside prestigious Italian hospital managers and healthcare experts.

October 4, 2019

Boost attends the Milan Digital Health Summit

June 18, 2019

Switzerland’s leading internet platform for the healthcare industry.
Boost took the opportunity to express its convictions:

  • “The patient must be the driver of changes in healthcare delivery”
  • “Human resistance will remain the biggest challenge to face as technology transforms the future of healthcare”
  • ”Efficiency and Quality go hand in hand”

Lambert Montevecchi interview :

Dr. Lambert Montevecchi is a leading expert in the field of healthcare change management. He accompanies hospitals around the world in the implementation of process, system, organizational and behavioral improvements. He is concerned that the focus is always on the patient.

Medical technology is currently developing rapidly. Medtec companies are constantly launching new products on the market, which also brings great potential for process optimization in hospitals and thus lower costs. At the same time, many uncertainties are palpable because nobody knows exactly in what direction the health system as a whole will develop in the medium term. "We all recognize that unprecedented technological change is imminent for the healthcare industry. Now it is important to integrate the new technologies into the existing system, "says Italian health economist Lambert Montevecchi.

Patient is at the center

What is certain is that technical support can increase efficiency by automating key processes, optimizing diagnostics and treatments, and improving communication tools and systems. With all technological progress, however, the patient must not be forgotten. Montevecchi comments: "We are so focused on new technologies that we often forget who the heart of the system is - the patient. In the end, it is crucial that we improve the situation for him. That's the challenge. "

Optimization of the "patient pathway"

A step in the right direction could be made with the optimization of the "patient pathway" to German "clinical treatment path". Here, the hospital stay is compared with a journey that the patient undertakes. It begins before the patient reaches the hospital and continues after discharge. "This process has to be made as efficient as possible, also by using modern technologies," says Montevecchi. In addition, he must take into account the needs of the customers - ie the patients - at all stages. For example, surveys clearly show that they attach importance to short waiting times and the possibility of expressing their own concerns. And above all, they want to understand the treatment. "We know that more than 50 percent of patients do not understand what the doctor tells them. An alarming result! »Says Lambert Montevecchi.

Standard in the USA

The potential for optimizing processes along the patient pathway was recognized early in the US and has been successfully developed by many health care organizations since the mid-1980s. The advantages are obvious: The expectations of the patient can be better recognized, as well as causes that extend the length of stay. In addition, methods can be developed that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient treatment. At the same time, thanks to the use of new technologies, many medical or paramedical tasks can be automated or technically supported. This saves time and increases quality. "Studies have shown that improving healthcare efficiency leads to quality improvement. The most efficient hospitals in the world offer the highest quality, "says the expert.

We encounter a lot of resistance

Compared to the US, patient pathway thinking has not yet been very well established in European hospitals. In the meantime, there are many hospitals with pathway managers to drive change. However, these are often embedded in a "silo" organization, which is the opposite of an overall understanding of patients. "Although we all know theoretically how important this is, we still encounter a lot of resistance," says Montevecchi.

Reduce burnout risk

The fact is that many hospitals do not use the opportunities of technological progress. «The problem is not so much the medical-technical aspect, but rather the administrative-communicative», adds the expert. Hospitals need to face this challenge and the associated change processes so that everyone can benefit. Above all, he thinks of the patients as well as the employees. Because: "We know that the burnout risk in the healthcare sector is steadily increasing. That's why we need to be careful with this resource. "At the same time, it's important to reduce resistance by spending more time explaining to the staff the reasons and, most importantly, the benefits of the changes.

High savings possible

Montevecchi knows from experience that savings of up to 30 percent can be achieved through process review, process redesign and lean health care alone by reducing unnecessary steps and reorganizing specific tasks. However, he also emphasizes that while cost savings are an important aspect, the overall optimization of patient pathway brings far more benefits: employees save time, which in turn they can spend with patients. An essential aspect that contributes to improving the quality of patient experience and care.

June 1, 2019
May 19, 2019


“Boost Consulting invited to moderate a roundtable about "How technology can support and improve patient pathways” at the upcoming Swiss International E-Health Summit on June 21”

“We will be sharing the stage with world leading digital health technology firms, research centers, healthcare figure heads and thinkers and representatives of top hospitals from around the world at this high profile event. A unique opportunity to discover where the e-health industry is going, what is precisely available, what leading hospitals and healthcare delivery organizations are implementing, what research centers are working one, what results are being obtained.”

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October 17, 2018

“Boost Consulting invited to speak about "Lean Healthcare experiences in France"​ as part of Brescia hospital, Fondazione Poliambulanza's Lean Day”

On May 23rd, Brescia's Fondazione Poliambulanza will be hosting their third edition of Lean Day. An event during which the Lean Healthcare projects carried out within Fondazione Poliambulanza will be presented alongside other Italian and international case studies.” Click on the link below for the complete conference agenda.

October 29, 2018

Boost will attend the 40th "Journées de la SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE SÉNOLOGIE ET DE PATHOLOGIE MAMMAIRE" in Avignon, France. 7th - 9th November 2018.

October 26, 2018

Boost has been formally appointed an 'Ambassador' for the Institut de Cancerologie de Lorraine - Alexis Vautrin in Nancy, France in recognition of the success of the long-term partnership the two have enjoyed.

October 14, 2018

Boost participates in the Lean Healthcare Award 2018 day.

October 12, 2018

Boost attends the Health System Forum in Florence, Italy.

September 10, 2018

Boost has been invited to share the floor at the "40th Journées de la Société Française de Sénologie et de Pathologie Mamaire (SFSPM)" in Avignon, France. It will share its expertise in the principal theme of the conference which is the optimisation of patient pathways in breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

August 29, 2018

Boost partners with Meridian Europe, company specialized in the design and deployment of personalized healthcare systems. Meridian acts an advisor, co-developer or investor for healthcare facility plans and systems. It was founded by thought leaders in new, innovative approaches, services and technologies for healthcare service management.

October 8, 2017

Boost has successfully concluded a 'more work' project in the field of oncogenetics.

June 27, 2017

New organisational assessment of another private hospital in Jordan.

September 26, 2016

Boost has been asked, by one of its clients, to manage a reorganization project in the Oncogenetics department.

June 7, 2016

Professionals from all over the world gathered in Madrid to discuss a wide range of issues linked to Medical Travel.

May 3, 2016

Boost cooperates with the medical scientific community by supporting a research project on patient pathways, the subject of a paper published in the prestigious cancer research journal, Oncologie (L. A. et al. (2016) Senology Pathway: What Does it Cover? Oncologie. (18), 81–86). A remarkable first for a consulting company.

April 22, 2016

Boost finalises a cooperation agreement with an investment fund dedicated to the healthcare sector.

February 23, 2016

Boost participates in setting up a network of exchange and cooperation between European oncologists and leading cancer hospitals in the Middle East.

February 29, 2016

Boost approaches its 10th anniversary in 2017.

January 27, 2016

Boost completes a quality assessment in a private hospital in Jordan.

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