About Ruud van der Loo


Vice-President Global Head Healthcare Market at Atos

Ruud is Vice-President Global Healthcare Market at Atos and has worked for the company since 2008. Ruud has a clear vision on the benefits of digital transformation in healthcare and life sciences. He has worked with senior Executives in healthcare around the world on how to use technology to enable them to withstand challenges they face in the fast moving world and adopt speed, agility and flexibility. The Atos Healthcare program is set up to power the shift to precision medicine by leveraging the digital shockwaves like optimizing real-time clinical delivery and the orchestration of collaboration and tele-health. Ruud has a long track record in Healthcare IT Services, with more than 20 years in senior executive management positions. In those roles he has gained vast experience in developing national and international strategies and sharing best-practices. Ruud is a strong believer in the fact that IT plays an important, maybe even the most important, role in the transformation to Value Based Healthcare.




Articles posted by Ruud van der Loo

Is this the beginning of real disruption in healthcare?

81% of c-level executives of healthcare providers agree that Google, Amazon and Apple will be the most ‘disruptive’ tech forces in healthcare, according to a Reaction Data report. While the entry of these tech giants into the sector may not be relished by some hospital leaders, physicians and health tech vendors, it’s likely to be welcomed…

How will artificial intelligence change our experience of healthcare?

Uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare are fascinating, with machines now able to sense, analyze, diagnose and help with everyday clinical and administrative tasks. Let’s look at some examples. Helping patients at every step AI can scan medical records and help diagnose disease, eliminating potential for human error. It can then prioritize cases in real-time,…

GDPR: risks and rewards for the healthcare sector

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is a leading target for cyber criminals. 2017 saw an exponential rise in data breaches affecting both healthcare providers and industry partners, with healthcare accounting for 25% of data breaches worldwide in the first half of the year (Experian). The primary reasons for ransomware successfully attacking hospitals are a combination of…

Interoperability is vital in lowering healthcare costs and improving value

Recently three of the biggest names in American business—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—announced a new joint venture to provide better, cheaper healthcare for their employees. They said the new venture’s initial focus would be on technology but failed to give details. They are right to focus on technology, it is the primary way to…

Cloud technology supports the value-based healthcare transition

Cloud computing is changing the way healthcare providers -- doctors, clinics and hospitals -- deliver quality, affordable services to their patients. Indeed, providers have no choice but to embrace the cloud in some form. This transition is being driven by two forces: the business imperative to cut costs and improve the quality of care. On the business side,…

The digital mission for healthcare: value-based care

Healthcare costs continue to rise, far outpacing the growth of both national economies and household incomes, representing 18% GDP in advanced countries such as the US & with a growth trend toward more than 22% in 2020.  It is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime. In many countries worldwide, health provision is one of the most…

Bringing Digital Thinking to the Healthcare Sector

When it comes to the healthcare industry, digital thinking is widely regarded as the connective tissue needed to make the logistics of linking healthcare delivery and services possible. For patients, healthcare professionals and hospital administrators it is the missing link in bringing the industry into the modern age, offering the kind of revolution that we’ve seen in the retail,…