What were you worried about most before founding the company?
Ghezzi: During the discussions with the Mia-Platform's founders about the foundation of Mia-Care, I knew that to build a best-of-breed solution, we needed to find the right competencies in the market, looking for the right balance between technical skills, UX/UI excellence, and medical knowledge. Moreover, my focus was on creating the right conditions for strong market traction to give momentum to the growth of Mia-Care. We decided to rely not only on technical excellence but also on feeding the market with fresh insights and knowledge on how cloud-native technologies can support the digital transformation in hospitals, pharma, and MedTech companies, as well as, insurances.
What was your best decision until now?
Ghezzi: I believe in a virtuous feedback system and the power of experience. One of the first decisions, once Mia-Care landed on the market, was to create an Advisory Board to gather recommendations from experienced professionals that provide insights useful to improve the company's product and address market strategies efficiently for different targets. Another great initiative was to rely on the power of a composable business paradigm since we started to partner with best-in-class technology providers to create an ecosystem of tech vendors offering in-scope applications that enhance the value of the marketplace.
How do you assess the opportunities for start-ups in the medical market in your country?
Ghezzi: The Italian market is still far from the excellence shown within Germany and France markets, as a high volume of funding in the healthcare sector is missing. Luckily, in terms of commercial opportunities, there is potential. The private sector is ready to undertake the digitalization path by creating health ecosystems interoperable and efficient. The public healthcare system is not yet prepared to adopt cloud-native technology, even though I'm sure the National Recovery and Resilience Plan will flip this tendency.