In November last year both the ECHAlliance and the Digital Health Society were part of a multi Stakeholder group who produced 20 Recommendations and held the EU Health Summit “A shared Vision for the Future of Health in Europe”  The Group now called the the EU Health Coalition is continuing to work together to encourage …

by Heather Smith

Start-ups such as Boston-based Biofourmis have partnered with local health care platforms like Jianke, giving the company access to its vast customer base Digital therapeutics and smart medical management, an emerging field in the health care industry, is attracting some foreign companies to China, which has the potential to improve the lives of people living …

by Heather Smith

DG CONNECT commissioned RAND Europe, Open Evidence and BDI Research to undertake the third eHealth benchmarking study, which measured the availability and use of eHealth by general practitioners (GPs) in 27 EU member states, and compared the results to those of the second eHealth benchmarking study (2013). A random sample of 5,793 GPs was surveyed, …

by Heather Smith

Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the Global Digital Transformation Market in Healthcare in its latest report titled “Digital Transformation Market in Healthcare: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025”. The global digital transformation market in healthcare is projected to register a healthy double-digit CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period …

by Heather Smith

While more than two-thirds of health systems have a set definition for innovation, the majority lack a formal innovation department and admit to moving somewhat or very slowly in scaling innovation, according to the Center for Connected Medicine and the Health Management Academy’s new study, Trends for Scaling Innovation in Healthcare. Here are five takeaways from the …

by Heather Smith

Sub-Saharan Africa might soon be teaching the world about digital health, says Hassan Chaudhury, Digital Health & Data Specialist at the D.I.T. It is often said that Africa has huge untapped resources. This is true but its greatest resources are actually its people and their dynamism, creativity and energy. Citizens and healthcare workers alike have stopped looking solely to …

by Heather Smith

Voice is the most obvious next step of user interface that is going to radically change the way we interact with technology in healthcare services. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet. Amazon made news recently when details of its proposed emotion-sensing wearable device came to light. Interestingly, the device is being developed by the Alexa team who is …

by Heather Smith

Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe’s researchers, industry and businesses in developing new applications in a wide range of areas, from designing medicines and new materials to fighting climate change. In a major step towards making Europe a top supercomputing …

by Heather Smith

The eagerly awaited official evaluation of Babylon GP at Hand has been published. According to Babylon the review shows the service saves NHS time and money – but GPs argue the findings highlight long-held concerns. The independent report, commissioned by Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, was conducted by Ipsos Mori after it won the £250k bid in March last …

by Heather Smith

The life sciences and health care industry is on the brink of large-scale disruption. In a future of health that’s defined by radically interoperable data, open yet secure platforms, and consumer-driven care, what role will you play? 2040: Our vision for the future of health By 2040, health care as we know it today will …

by Heather Smith
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