Digital Health has been central to Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 response. Its Health Minister announced a new health App Library to help people manage their health and wellbeing. ORCHA worked with Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI), in collaboration with the Department of Health in NI, to build this App Library. Health Minister, Robin Swann, explains: Since taking …

by Heather Smith

10 ways that Social prescribing provided an environment for community resilience to flourish during COVID We’ve listened to our network of Elemental customers including 4,100 GPs, 108 Social Workers, 854 Link Workers and 51,318 people who benefit from their 939 programmes and services they deliver first hand. They’ve been telling us that demand for their services increased dramatically …

by Heather Smith

Today, the European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for …

by Heather Smith

Are you a health tech start up focusing on remote monitoring and mental health? Recruitment is now open for a new government programme to help start-ups drive transformation. GovTech venture firm PUBLIC is seeking start-ups for the latest GovStart programme, aimed at using technology to deliver healthcare amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown demonstrated the need …

by Heather Smith

Social isolation has never been a bigger issue than in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Ginny Lindle, Director of Operations at Tunstall Response describes how technology can help local authorities to continue to offer support to some of our most vulnerable citizens as lockdown eases. Call well and good Isolation When the UK’s lockdown …

by Heather Smith

Ireland has donated the code for its contact tracing app to the Linux Foundation Public Health initiative as part of an attempt to suppress the coronavirus pandemic globally. The Health Services Executive confirmed it had donated the code to the newly established foundation on Monday, as one of the first two open source projects to help fight Covid-19. …

by Heather Smith

Collaboration is imprinted in CSG DNA, leading the health and social care sectors of Galicia in several European networks and being an active member in the national network of health clusters. CSG-CMD COLLABORATION AGREEMENT In March 2020, the Galician Health Cluster (CSG) and the Galician Wood and Design Cluster (CMD) have committed to partner and …

by marsa

In our last Pop Up Ecosystem for July with theme “Matching Supply and Demand in COVID-19 Times”, we heard from our ECHAllianceecosystems from Malta, Helsinki and Wales and also our fantastic members StrataHealthUK  and Better  who have together real tangible experience in matching demand and supply. Watch the recording video now:

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Five digital health initiatives have been awarded funding as part of a £150,000 call to action for new and innovative ways to use digital technology in response to coronavirus and beyond.  The 5 winning initiatives announced today will support the rapid piloting and evaluation of new digital platforms, apps and technologies to determine their long-term …

by marsa

The Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA), operator of Lithuanian Health Technology Ecosystem, has been actively involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lithuania since 2020 March 15 – when quarantine was first announced in Lithuania. Lithuanian science and health communities gather together in digital spaces to discuss about measures that could stop the spread …

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