The inaugural International Rural Mental Health Conference took place at Inverness College UHI on Monday 12th Tuesday 13th August 2019 and attracted 82 delegates from across the world.  The delegate came from a variety of background including academia, NHS and the 3rd Sector. The conference was opened by Prof Sandra MacRury, Head of School of …

by Heather Smith

The latest Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem Gathering took place in the magnificent setting of the City Hall, Belfast on Tuesday 3rd September 2019, the theme of which was ‘Supporting front line professionals and patients’. Jointly hosted by Belfast City Council and the Business Services Organisation, Health and Social Care Board, NI, the audience was welcomed …

by Heather Smith

“Just because your solution solves a real problem, it won’t necessarily be successful on the market” When the company Saving partnered with the Josef Stefan Institute to take over commercialization of an innovative ECG monitor, the entrepreneurs assumed they have a relatively easy job ahead of them. They had a high-quality product designed by top …

by Heather Smith

Where the champions of healthcare unite The most anticipated digital health event of the year, the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference attracted about 2600 delegates from 64 countries to Helsinki on 12 – 13 June 2019. The two-day conference was an excellent opportunity to let the world know about Finland’s exceptional expertise in health …

by Heather Smith

The National Document Centre will present its actions and services for research and business communities as National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, as co-ordinator of Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas and as co-ordinator of EIT-Health Hub in Greece. The National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the Pasteur Hellenic Institute, National Contact Points for Horizon 2020, are organising the …

by Heather Smith

We are really pleased to see more of our ecosystems and members connecting up. That is what being the Global Connector is all about. The Digital Health Ecosystem Wales visited the Digital Health & Care Institute to explore shared learning and collaboration opportunities. In particular how they can support each others innovation clusters. Learn more about Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and Scottish …

by Heather Smith

Health community think tanks this year discussed how to address the challenges of deploying artificial intelligence. The discussion found that systematic and structured data collection and changes in the financing of the whole process were a prerequisite for moving forward with artificial intelligence. According to Piret Hirv, head of the Connected Health Cluster, collaboration between …

by Heather Smith

We have a request from our Scottish Digital Health Ecosystem and NHS Scotland for information; The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland is currently in the process of reforming Primary Care. Elements of that reform include the expansion of the multi-disciplinary team so that people receive the right professional care at the right time and by the right …

by Heather Smith

The Innovation Agency held their 19th Digital Ecosystem event in July where they explored digital solutions enabling care closer to home, with a particular focus on care closer to home. It was part of their series of events to promote digital innovation in health and care, run in partnership with the ECHAlliance. We are really …

by Heather Smith

We have been busy building new content for our new website on ECHAlliance International Digital Health Ecosystems to provide more content on our ecosystems as well as more information on how to get involved in and participate in an Ecosystem. Already as you will have seen in our previous newsletters has been a great year already …

by Heather Smith
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