We are delighted to be supporting Finland’s objectives during its presidency of the Council of the European Union 2019 Commenting on the appointment of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Brian O’Connor, Chair of ECHAlliance said: We are delighted to be supporting the Finnish Presidency. We have a great admiration for the …

by Matt Grek

The world’s leading Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps, ORCHA, is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian O’Connor as Non Executive Chairman. Brian brings a wealth of international business experience and Connections globally. He founded the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), the global connector in digital health, which through its many collaborations …

by Heather Smith

The session took place on 20 May 2019, the day after the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting and during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland which attracts Health Leaders from around the Globe. The private and invitation-only dinner connected stakeholders (Governments, Research Institutes, Industry, Economic Development Agencies and others) from many countries and deepened the ties between …

by Matt Grek

Using elemental’s social prescribing platform, GPs across seven practices in west lancs CCG are now actively making, managing and reporting on instant referrals to local social prescribing hubs, as well as tracking the impact of their referrals. In an effort to tackle growing health inequalities and the social isolation epidemic in Skemersdale, West Lancashire CCG have been using Elemental …

by Matt Grek

Brussels, 21 January 2019 Today, the first EU patients can use digital prescriptions issued by their home doctor when visiting a pharmacy in another EU country: Finnish patients are now able to go to a pharmacy in Estonia and retrieve medicine prescribed electronically by their doctor in Finland. The initiative applies to all ePrescriptions prescribed in Finland …

by Matt Grek

Press Release: 22 January 2019 How can we design smart age-friendly living and working environments? How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) help to improve health outcomes and quality of life of ageing workers? Can ICT help ageing workers efficiently overcome difficulties and adapt to the rapidly changing work conditions? Just some of the key questions being explored by the …

by Matt Grek

Yearly round-up of the best interviews. 10 opinions, visions and ideas shared by digital health experts: John Nosta, Lucien Engelen, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Brian O’Connor, Francesca Colombo, Bertalan Meskó, George Crooks, Rachel Dunscombe and John Crawford. John Nosta, Digital Futurist, President of NOSTALAB Nowadays, progress is so rapid that technologies become outdated even before …

by Matt Grek

Republished from: Research Features. In 2011, strategist and consultant Brian O’Connor found himself troubled by the fact that progress in health and social care around the world was being inhibited and decelerated by a lack of communication and an inability to share knowledge within the sector. As a direct response to these perceived obstacles to …

by Matt Grek

We’re pleased to announce that last week was the busiest so far for our International Network of Ecosystems. What has been going on?  The recent ecosystem gatherings provided a great opportunity for attendees to learn, discuss and engage about a wide range of relevant topics, such as:  11 April: eHealth Ireland Ecosystem “eHealth Innovations for Home and Community …

by Matt Grek