Communication of medical topics to the public, especially to children is a challenge and needs innovative approaches. New ECHAlliance member from the Serbian Ecosystem, ALIMS, (The Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia), in collaboration with AIFA and EDQM have published a ‘comic book’ aimed at raising awareness of the dangers from counterfeit medical products …

by Matt Grek

A bumper week of Ecosystems took place from 6 to 10 May 2019 with three separate ecosystems meeting in Spain, Romania and Northern Ireland. Starting in Galicia with the Galician Health Ecosystem hosted by the Galician Health Cluster and then on Thursday 9 May, Europe Day, we had the very first meeting of our Transylvania …

by Matt Grek

The most recent Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem (NICHECO) was held at Ulster University, Derry City, on Thursday 9 May. the theme of which was ‘Supporting Active Ageing through wearables and devices’ and the gathering was hosted by the Smart sENsor Devices fOr rehabilitation and Connected health (SENDoc). The audience heard updates from: The Department …

by Matt Grek

Our first ever Transylvania Digital Health Ecosystem by FreshBlood took place in Romania on 9 May and was organised in partnership with Fresh Blood in Cluj Napoca. The event focussed on the theme of “Driving better healthcare through multi-sector stakeholder collaboration: the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) experience” A wider range of sessions were covered …

by Matt Grek

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we sent them directly to our members earlier in April. Many of those opportunities have deadlines which have now passed but you may still be interested in these last few that are still open from …

by Matt Grek

On 26th of April 2019 Welfare Tech gathered 100 representatives from the Danish Ecosystem and discussed the scaled deployment of video consultations and video visits in social care and healthcare.

by Matt Grek

We recently caught up with Gisela Garcia-Alvarez of the Galician Health Ecosystem who gave us an update on what she thinks about ECHAlliance!

by Matt Grek

for cities, NGOs and schools Preventing and reducing obesity in children and young people. The European Commission dedicates this year’s EU Health Award to initiatives of cities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and schools that contributed or are contributing to a higher level of public health in the European Union through preventing and reducing obesity in children …

by Matt Grek

Directive 2011/24/EU codifies patients’ rights to reimbursement for healthcare received in another EU Member State (MS) and obliges MS to provide information about access to such care through their National Contact Points. In order to assess the impact of the Directive, questionnaires have been sent to all MS in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to …

by Matt Grek

Andy Bleaden, International Projects Manager for ECHAlliance, comments:  We introduced the new ‘Funding Opportunities’ section to our Newsletter a few months ago. It’s based on feedback from many of our members and partners that target funding opportunities. We know that there are many opportunities, and it can be hard to keep up to date with …

by Heather Smith