ECHAlliance April 2017 Newsletter

11 April 2017
April 2017 ECHAlliance Newsletter 
ECHAlliance @ eHealth Week – programme announcementECHAlliance is a Supporting Partner for the Upcoming eHealth Week to be held in Malta 10-12 May 2017.We have a very active programme and look forward to seeing our ECHAlliance members, our Coalition of the Willing Members and our EU Project Partners there!Our ECHAlliance Programme includes the ever popular and always oversubscribed Speakers’ Corner, where together with HIMSS, we will once again showcase exciting advances in Health.Many of our directors will attend Malta and you can hear them in a number of the sessions, see theagenda:Session 1: Market access across Europe with the ECHAlliance Global Connector 
Thursday May 11 at 10:30 – 11:30 (Room: Jupiter)What is ECHAlliance and how can we support all sectors with market access across Europe through our International Network of Connected Health Ecosystems?Join the session to understand how ECHAlliance can work with you to support your organisation’s engagement on thedigital healthmarkets anddiscoverinternationalopportunitiespresented bypolicy makers, industry/business leaders and healthcare experts from across our community spanning 40 countries. 
Session 2: ECHAlliance Coalition of the Willing & Estonian eHealth Presidency 2017 
Thursday May 11 at 15:30 – 16:30 (Room: Jupiter)The Coalition of the Willing represents the collaboration of stakeholders and key leading organisations engaged in the transformation of our health & social care systems in Europe.ECHAlliance is working closely with the Estonian eHealth Presidency 2017 and as part of this session we are delighted to share news of initial opportunities. Sessions are open to all.
Session 3: “Scaling up Digital Innovation for Sustained Transformation of Healthcare”
Thursday May 11 at 11:45. During this session ECHAlliance will present the intermediary results of the European map of investments in Digital-enabled solution for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) – more information hereSpecial Offer: ECHAlliance members (start-ups and micro SMEs only (i.e. less than 10 employees)) can avail of the supersaver registration discount of 50% (code required). Members please email Heather Smith [email protected] for the discount code.Read more here……………………………………………………..Deadline extension! Consultation on investment by organisations in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing – have your say!The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, supported by ECHAlliance, has just launched a short online consultation with any organisations that are actively deploying and implementing large-scale, sustainable, digitally-enabled innovative solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing.The consultation was launched to identify plans for investment (both committed and potential) by organisations in the implementation of innovative solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing 2017 – 2020. The consultation will inform the creation of an Investment Map illustrating the plans for investment by organisations in this area, contributing to the EIP on AHA Policy Dashboard.We want to receive the largest possible number of responses and therefore will keep the Study open until theend of the eHealth Week in Malta. See also the session there on the Study on 11 May.New deadline 20 May.……………………………………………………..Join us in China for the “Digital Health around the Globe” event, 28-29 September 2017 in BeijingThe China Consortium Health Alliance (CCHAlliance) organises the Digital Health around the Globe (DHG2017) at the long established PTExpo, a large international event gathering thousands of leaders with the IT and telecommunications industry and organised by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.This Digital Health conference will showcase best Chinese and European initiatives and key leaders around 3 topics: Big Data, Traditional Medicine and Wellbeing & Healthy living (2030 Healthy China).
ECHAlliance members and partners are invited to join the European delegation and to contribute to the programme of this event. Please register your interest:[email protected]……………………………………………………..Watch the hightlight video of the Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2017!Upcoming Ecosystem MeetingsWe are pleased to share the dates for the upcoming Ecosystem Gatherings across the network.Details available on Connector hereManchester, UK, 20 April 17Catalonia, Spain, 26 April 17Brussels, Belgium 27 April 17Valencia, Spain 11 May 17Dublin, Ireland, 17 May 17Oulu, Finalnd, 30 May 17Yorkshire & Humber, UK, 13 June 17North West Coast, UK, 20 June 17ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contact [email protected] for registration details. Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network: hereEcosystems NewsSave the date and join the Webinar “Catalan mHealth hub: accreditation model for health apps”!
The Foundation TicSalut, coordinator of the Catalan Ecosystem, in collaboration with ECHAlliance will host a Webinar about the “Catalan mHealth hub: accreditation model for health apps” on 26th April at 10.30am CET. Read more hereValencia Ecosystem host an online Ecosystem Meeting: ‘Profiles in VLC-Health’On 23rd March 2017, the first Webinar organized by the VLC-Health Ecosystem, member of the International Network of Ecosystems, was issued. A good representation of the main actors of the Valencian Ecosystem presented their profile and main current activities.Watch the webinar below:Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health & Wellness Ecosystem – A great success!More than 120 delegates attended the sixth meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem meeting to participate in talks, workshops and discussions on the theme of the Digital Health Adoption Challenge.The event, hosted by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network in partnership with ECHAlliance and sponsored by the University Centre at Wakefield College, was held at Unity Works in Wakefield.
Read more hereCanadian Integrated Health Alliance participates in a 3 year study program on “Ageing and place in a digitizing world”The Canadian Integrated Health Alliance ( recently united some of our top researchers in seniors health care with their counterparts in Sweden and Germany to participate in a 3 year study program on “Ageing and place in a digitizing world”. Specifically the project will explore the interaction between technology, place and learning, and aims to inform policy on how technology can improve the quality of care of elderly.
Read more hereInnovation Agency’s Digital innovations in medicines optimisation Ecosystem event a success!Around 100 delegates attended the 11th Ecosystem event for the North West Coast region to discuss digital innovations in medicines optimisation with some excellent presentations from speakers, great interaction with panel discussions and lots of questions posed by the audience.
The event, hosted by Innovation Agency – the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network – in partnership with ECHAlliance, was held in Liverpool.
Read more hereOuluHealth – Systems and know-how integrationWith digitalisation, a sizeable amount of patient data, both new and old, is entered into various digital patient data management systems.Read more here DigitalHealth.London Accelerator: Deadline for Applications 20th April 

There are a few days left to get your application in to the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. The deadline for applications is midnight on 20th April.After a very successful first year, the programme is competitive, but applications from all digital health SMEs and Startups working, or looking to work in London, are welcomed.Read more hereOther NewsThanks to Estonian ‘Connected Health’, an ECHAlliance member for their great interview with Brian O’Connor
Read more hereCongratulations to ECHAlliance Member “Totalmobile” for winning the European IT & Software Excellent Awards 2017 
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European Research Blueprint for the future – ICPerMed Action Plan for Personlised Medicine Approved
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ECHAlliance is delighted to be a supporting Partner of Health 2.0 Europe 2017
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Are You Earning Above Average With Your Apps? – Largest Study on Digital Health
Read more hereECHAlliance will participate at the MediTech Cambridge Summit on 16th of May
Read more hereeHealth solutions for improving chronic pain self-management
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Federal Government Announces New Funding for Canada Health Infoway
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Advancing cooperation on the data economy – Joint EU – Japan press statement
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Save the Date – ECHAlliance Member Event: AAL Forum 2017 !
Read more hereEU Projects CollaborationsECHAlliance has won several European projects, acting as coordinator or as WP leader.We can helpour members to identify partners in Europe and build innovative consortia.See information about Horizon 2020 calls here.Please contact Julien Venne if you are interested in collaborating [email protected]Tenders RoomWe have created for our members a new section on our global Connector platform of some of the many tenders related to connected health in Europe.

Access here (for members only)Call of ProjectsLow carbon hospital – € 1 million
Read more hereCall 2017: Operating grants
Read more hereThird Programme of the Union’s action in the field of health (2014-2020)
Read more hereOther EventsThe Digital Transformation of Health, 19 April, Barcelona, Spain•Upgraded Life Festival, 25-26 April, Helsinki, Finland•3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Ageing Well & eHealth, 28-29 April, Porto, Portugal•Big Data Driven Healthcare, 2 May, Garching bei München, Germany•EU eHealth Competition 2017, 3 May, Barcelona, Spain•Health 2.0 Europe, 3-5 May, Barcelona, Spain•eHealth Week 2017,10-12 May, Malta•Open EUREKA Innovation Week,15-19 May, Barcelona, Spain•MediTech Cambridge Summit,16 May, Cambridge, UK•Health DemoDate – Nordic co-creation for Health Tech growth, Oulu, 30-31May, Oulu, Finland•Connected Health Summer School, 26-29 June, Firenz, Italy•Digital Health around the Globe 2017, 28-29 September, Beijing, China•AAL Forum 2017, 2-4 October, Coimbra, Portugal•Health in the Digital Society, Digital Society in Health, 16-18 October, Estonia, TallinnECHAlliance CommunityWe are pleased to welcome new members:
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