The 2020 EU Health Policy Platform Thematic Network on the workforce of the future has published, early this month, its Joint Statement. The document, which is the final product of the work made by the Thematic Network, provides insights into best practices in workforce education to be shared across borders, into the skill set of …

by Heather Smith

If the coronavirus pandemic and Europe-wide lockdowns taught us one thing, it is just how reliant we all are on digital technologies – including for our own health, and that data was in the right place at the right time to answer the right questions. Nigel Hughes is Scientific Director at Jannsen Research and Development …

by Heather Smith

This week, AI Watch released a report on the uptake of AI in health. The report shows how the interest for AI in the health sector is growing rapidly both in research and in the industrial sector : the proxies of AI in health activities, such as patents and VC investments, increased by as much as fivefold …

by Heather Smith

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts, and equip authorities to accurately track public health through data. Our Digital Working Group, focused …

by Heather Smith

The ECHAlliance led the discussion around some  of the DigitalHealthEurope Project research and results, at the Digital Health Society Virtual Summit, on the 17 and 18th November. The Summit was organised for the second consecutive year by the Digital Health Society. The discussion focused on Citizen-centred data sharing governance and Support to demand and supply …

by Heather Smith

Some time ago, I was visiting a friend at home and his older father was in the living room reading the news on his brand new iPad. The father suffered from presbyopia and cataracts, so in order to see the screen he used an old, Sherlock-Holmes-like magnifying glass. I asked my friend, a younger, technology-savvy …

by Heather Smith

The novel strain of COVID-19 is marking a turning point in civic, economic, political and organizational terms. The EU_SHAFE Coordinator and three local authorities’ partners offer valuable insights into the stress load within their organizations and the repercussions upon the project’s activities, highlighting how they are reacting to a unique and dramatic emergency. Watch the …

by Heather Smith

The ECHAlliance will be proudly showcasing and discussing some of the DigitalHealthEurope Project research and results, namely the ones produced on Citizen-centred data sharing governance and Support to demand and supply on the upscale of digital solutions for integrated health and care, at the Digital Health Society Virtual Summit, that will be held on the …

by Heather Smith

Two big-hearted Northern Ireland homecare workers who moved in with a client after she tested positive for Covid-19 have been hailed as “true heroes”. Sisters Lauren (24) and Chloe Kelly (22), both Connected Health care assistants, made the decision to temporarily move in with Laura Magee (27) after she tested positive in October. Lauren also …

by Heather Smith

The GATEKEEPER project is an EU-funded initiative under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Its main objective is to create a GATEKEEPER that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in. This connection between stakeholders will promote an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for senior people. In this …

by Heather Smith
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