Coincidentally I found a picture of my soccer team when I was about 12 years old. Apart from nostalgia, I wonder how I am the same, having changed both physically and personally over the years. My identity, my “self” is in the coordinates of time and space. The photo has its date and space is …

by Heather Smith

Summary Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to promoting a healthy weight is a professional resource that is designed to support local action to address obesity. The guide describes a ‘how to’ process, which can enable local authorities, and their partners, to start creating their own local whole …

by Heather Smith

Joan Cornet, Director Digital Health Observatory and Coalition of the Willing at ECHAlliance, muses on how the growth of  artificial intelligence  is causing trouble for the cognitive and emotional system of the simple human. Humans are the most successful species on this planet. From small transhumant tribes we have achieved an extraordinarily complex and effective …

by Heather Smith

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

Digital health is increasingly hailed as the new panacea for some of the most intractable problems in health care. Although digital health technology is still in its infancy, its proponents argue that the digital future will be one of more precise interventions, improved health outcomes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced health-care expenditure. But how realistic …

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
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