While vaccination policy is a competence of national authorities, the EU plays a role in coordinating policies and programmes in this area. In response to the threat to public health posed by outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the EU is taking action to strengthen cooperation. The survey asks questions about: • Europeans’ perceptions of vaccine-preventable diseases …

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

The topic of the presentation addresses the opportunities and challenges in precision medicine. In particular, how data can be accessed with the objective of developing new decision support applications for healthcare. Presentation by VTT’s Principal Scientist Jaakko Lähteenmäki. More details here Download the presentation slides here

by Matt Grek

Digital Health Innovations for Better Healthcare’ 20th November 2018  @ Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC), Sky Parks, Luqa The first Digital Health Malta Ecosystem gathering took place on November 20th, with key stakeholders from government, healthcare, industry, patients and academia in attendance. During the ecosystem digital health innovations were shared including: Dr Hugo Agius Muscat, Consultant in …

by Matt Grek

The new Horizon 2020 project DigitalHealthEurope will provide comprehensive, integrated and centralised support to the Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of the Digital Single Market Strategy. DigitalHealthEurope is now supporting Europe’s work on the digital transformation of health and care. This co-ordination and support action was launched on 1 January 2019. …

by Matt Grek

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched its first calls for expressions of interest, to select the sites that will host the Joint Undertaking’s first supercomputers (petascale and precursor to exascale machines) in 2020. Supercomputing, also known as high performance computing (HPC), involves thousands of processors working in parallel to analyse …

by Matt Grek

Health data from implantable devices has been collated from 1,000 heart failure patients in an effort to detect the signs of heart problems earlier and improve patient outcomes. Greater Manchester has been allocated £338,000 from Health Data Research UK to use technology to detect signs of heart failure earlier, this is part of £3 million …

by Matt Grek

We are pleased to introduce a new section to our Newsletter which will be of interest to many partners that target funding opportunities. There are many opportunities and we know very often it is hard to keep up to. We send these out to our members through our MEMBERS ONLY Programme, directly via email and here is …

by Matt Grek

Interesting Study “When the human body is the biggest data platform, who will capture the value?” by ECHAlliance member EY  A recent EY study explores how digital technology is transforming the life sciences industry, changing the operating model and practices of existing industry players, creating new opportunities for non-traditional players, and redefining the role of …

by Matt Grek

From Handheld Paper Journal to Digital “Pregnancy Folder” More than 100 participants across municipalities, hospitals and General Practice showed up on 5th February in Odense, South Denmark, for a thematic event about the development of a digital solution for pregnancy pathways, which will replace the handheld paper journal (“the yellow envelope”) once and for all. 80 …

by Matt Grek