Medtronic launches Impact education and development programme in Europe, Middle East & Africa


Medtronic has announced the launch of Medtronic Impact in the Europe, Middle East & Africa regions.

Medtronic Impact is intended to introduce a new approach to healthcare education and development, extending beyond traditional product and procedure training to delivering learning based on outcomes that matter to patients.  It will cover an extensive range of topics to the entire spectrum of healthcare professionals (HCPs), with the intent to reach more than 500,000 HCPs in the next five years.

The program will enable HCPs, at all levels, to grow their skills and knowledge through specially-designed learning pathways, tailored to their level of expertise and specialism. These multi-stage, learning pathways will cover a broad range of topics and use a wide range of teaching methodologies to support HCP development in an emerging world of VBHC.

Rob ten Hoedt, executive vice president & president, Medtronic EMEA, says,  “[This] new, extensive curriculum will not only equip HCPs to access training that is relevant to their clinical skills development, but it will also build a wider range of non-clinical capabilities as we move increasingly towards a VBHC environment.”

Medtronic Impact is also focused on developing a network of collaborations with world-class healthcare institutions, where highly specialised training programs will be developed and delivered. These connections are critical to enabling HCPs and Medtronic to meet the ambition of learning that is aligned with a focus on outcomes.

The network so far includes:

–              Barcelona Campus, Catalonia, Spain

–              IRCAD, Strasbourg, France

–              Sunskill Laboratory, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

–              Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee, Scotland

Medtronic will introduce a personalised web portal enabling healthcare professionals to access their own, individual career-based learning pathways.

This platform will also be coupled with technologies such as virtual classrooms, augmented reality, and remote case observation capability.