The pace of change is accelerating exponentially. Especially in healthcare, it’s being driven by technologies that are transforming the experience for both patients and clinicians. Clinicians need to be connected and mobile to deliver better patient care at the bedside, which really means making critical data available and secure, at their fingertips. For patients, it’s becoming all about …

by Heather Smith

These are truly extraordinary times. Technology holds the potential to change the world even more than it already has. The pace of change in our daily lives is accelerating exponentially – every minute, every day. Many are calling this the fourth industrial revolution centered on mobility, where the lines between physical, digital, and biological are blurring. These …

by Heather Smith

At the recent EURORDIS Membership Meeting 2019, EURORDIS and its over 800 member organisations are launching a new position calling for the provision of holistic care for the 30 million Europeans living with a rare disease and their families by 2030. Over 200 representatives of people living with a rare disease are together today in Bucharest …

by Heather Smith

An interview with Liz Ashall-Payne, cofounder and chief executive of app evaluator and advisor organisation ORCHA. Published by mobihealthnews, By Leontina Postelnicu. There are plenty of health apps out there, but recent studies continue to indicate that only a small number are backed by evidence. In March, an analysis published in the Nature Digital Medicine journal found that only two out of …

by Matt Grek

Communication of medical topics to the public, especially to children is a challenge and needs innovative approaches. New ECHAlliance member from the Serbian Ecosystem, ALIMS, (The Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia), in collaboration with AIFA and EDQM have published a ‘comic book’ aimed at raising awareness of the dangers from counterfeit medical products …

by Matt Grek

A bumper week of Ecosystems took place from 6 to 10 May 2019 with three separate ecosystems meeting in Spain, Romania and Northern Ireland. Starting in Galicia with the Galician Health Ecosystem hosted by the Galician Health Cluster and then on Thursday 9 May, Europe Day, we had the very first meeting of our Transylvania …

by Matt Grek

The Ecosystem event took place in Santiago de Compostela on 8 May 2019 during the same week as the Spanish National hospital event 21CNH (also in Santiago de Compostela) and featured: Input from ECHAlliance members EfficienC with Steve Avery A presentation from Xabi Zabala from Tunstall A session dedicated to looking at funding, new opportunities …

by Matt Grek

Visible data will transform healthcare The healthcare industry is facing many unique challenges that must be addressed simultaneously in order for all stakeholders in the care pathway to benefit fully from the promise of precision medicine and technology. Chief Medical Officer at Guardtime Health, Ain Aaviksoo, explains these challenges and how blockchain and other new …

by Matt Grek

On 26th of April 2019 Welfare Tech gathered 100 representatives from the Danish Ecosystem and discussed the scaled deployment of video consultations and video visits in social care and healthcare.

by Matt Grek