ECHAlliance is delighted to be taking part in the External Advisory Board for a European project called MULTI-ACT, which has been funded through Horizon 2020 as part of the Science with and for Society Programme.  Our Funding Lead Andy Bleaden will take part in the first External Advisory Board meeting which will take place in Milan on 9 April.  Andy commented “We are very …

by Heather Smith

As agents of digital transformation for healthcare and social welfare sectors we work to adapt technological solutions to serve people now and in the future. With a focus on innovation, we believe that sharing knowledge enriches the path to progress for all. At TIC Salut Social, we work to identify, discuss and promote the various approaches …

by Heather Smith

MedTech is a high growth sector for UK plc, with jobs up 17% in the last ten years in contrast to other sectors such as biopharma1 MedTech jobs now account for 40% of life sciences employment in the UK2 The NHS spends £6bn a year on MedTech, with significant growth opportunities New resource will help …

by Heather Smith

Press release from NICE  On Monday 4 March 2019 NICE published an updated version of its evidence standards framework for digital health technologies (DHTs) that sets out the evidence requirements for different types of DHTs.  The updated edition takes into account feedback from stakeholders after the first version was published in December 2018. The standards …

by Heather Smith

On paper, they are health care’s most promising upstarts — companies using data and software to detect the onset of debilitating diseases, deliver medical advice and treatments online, and monitor patients’ steps, sleep, weight, blood sugar, and heart function. In 2018, digital health firms had a record year, raking in $8.1 billion from investors buying …

by Heather Smith

What began as an app to build healthy habits has grown into a digital health hub that makes navigating the black diamonds of health considerably less scary. As a former ski instructor, Chris Cutter is partial to skiing metaphors when describing LifeDojo, the employee health company he founded in 2013. It goes something like this. Imagine it’s your …

by Heather Smith

Democratising patient power will improve people’s ability to manage their own health, regardless of income Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the healthcare industry. If the two can join forces on a global scale in 2019, with the right investment and the right approach, AI could …

by Heather Smith

‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ – a coalition of influential non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations, think-tanks, trade associations and individual companies — has launched a manifesto calling on the European Union to make health and well-being a top priority after May’s European Elections in a bid to unlock Europe’s economic and social potential. Launching its …

by Heather Smith

Many GPs support digital primary care but say it needs to be based on evidence and shouldn’t disadvantage patients with complex health needs. Gareth Iacobucci reports Digital healthcare is “not about replacing GPs” but about “leveraging the very best technologies such as artificial intelligence and trying to remove the unnecessary [workload] burden that we currently face,” London’s …

by Heather Smith

Stanford Medicine today reported results of the Apple Heart Study, the largest study ever of its kind, which enrolled over 400,000 participants from all 50 states in a span of only eight months. Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checks the heart’s rhythm in the background …

by Heather Smith