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

On January 7, 2019, the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative launched a joint transnational call for multinational research projects on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. With the ageing of the world population, the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases is on the rise. At present, an estimated 47 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s …

by Matt Grek

Tech firms can pitch innovative solutions to these crowdsourced public sector challenges. Winning firms will get up to £50,000 to build prototypes. We would like particularly to draw our members attention to two of the 5 challenges in Round 3 which is concentrating on “How might we better predict and sequence adult social care to …

by Matt Grek

In this joint blog Yinka Makinde, Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London and Jenny Thomas, Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator explore how technology will play a central role in realising the Long Term Plan, helping clinicians to use the full range of their skills, reduce bureaucracy, stimulate research and enable service transformation. Only last year the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. …

by Matt Grek

New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS. The digital revolution is rapidly evolving and new technologies such as apps and wearable devices are …

by Matt Grek

Digital technologies create new opportunities to transform health care and empower patients to make better informed decisions about their health. Digital tools are rapidly evolving, and to keep pace with this promising innovation, the FDA must modernize its approach to regulation.  That’s why I announced in the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan that the FDA would pilot …

by Matt Grek

Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect at the European Commission. The European Commission has published its coordinated plan on artificial intelligence, as well as new guidelines on how to deal with the ethical issues relating to AI. Both put humans firmly at the centre of this key technology that has the potential to revolutionise all our lives. There are many stereotypes and …

by Heather Smith