ECHAlliance January 2017 Newsletter

9th January 2017
Welcome to the First News from the European Connected Health Alliance in 2017
DHWS17@4YFN Registration OpenThe Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2017 will be back in Barcelona as part of the 4YFN 2017 event, on 27 February.Don’t miss the world’s biggest and most influential digital health & wellness event and register now.

DHWS17 will showcase unmet needs and innovative solutions around 4 topics:

• Virtual Reality & Games
• New Insurances Models, the ‘Digital Insurer’
• Diabetes and Chronic Diseases Management
• Corporate Wellness

We are glad to offer ECHAlliance members a special discount. Please contact heather@echalliance.com to get your discount code.The VIP Pass includes:• Digital Health Wellness Summit 2017 (27 February)
• 3 Day of 4YFN (27 February to 1 March)
• 1 Day Mobile World Congress (2 March)

It’s Time to Start Planning for DHWS17@4YFN: travel informationhereChallenges Call Open until 13th JanuaryECHAlliance has launched a call for proposals in order to select the best digital health ideas, projects and initiatives to participate at DHWS17. The call has two main schemes:challenge needs, that look for propositions about real needs from health professionals, patients and citizens companies, andchallenges solutions, that seek for innovative concepts and solutions to meet these needs.Submit your proposal nowhereUpcoming Ecosystem MeetingsWe are pleased to share the dates for the upcoming Ecosystem Gatherings across the network.

Details available on Connectorhere• Manchester, UK, 19 Jan 17
• Nice, France, 23 Jan 17
• Ontario,Canada, 27 Jan 17
• Valencia, Spain, 23 Feb 17
• Yorkshire & Humber, UK, 14 March 17
• Estonia, 14 March 17
• North West Coast, UK, 21 March 17ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contactheather@echalliance.comfor registration details.

Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network:hereEcosystems NewsSir Andy Murray, Tennis World No. 1, shares his thoughts on DigitalHealthThe international digital health and care ambassador of the ECHAlliance member Digital Health & Care Institute, and recently-crowned world No1, Andy Murray, explains why he’s excited about the benefits the sector can provide to help everyone live better livesLearn more hereJoint Ecosystem Meeting: A Great Success,Republic of Ireland and N.Ireland Ecosystems meetIn December 2016, ECHAlliance brought together for the first time ever, two Ecosystems from the International Network, for a joint Ecosystem gathering in Northern Ireland. The theme for the day was Cross Border Collaboration.The session was attended by 250 delegates from all sectors and from across borders. In addition to representation from across the island of Ireland, organisers were pleased to welcome delegates from Slovenia, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and the UK.Learn morehereCanadian Integrated Health Alliance: First Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem Meeting

The ‘CIHAlliance’ is a not-for-profit association – part of a growing international network of ecosystems that connects healthcare organizations and supports key initiatives that improve the quality of health and social care in Canada.

The first Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem meeting will be hosted on 27th January. More informationhere

Follow them onLinkedInandTwitterOther NewsGoing digital: Rollout begins for e-health records from babies’ birthRead more here


ECHAlliance member Marand selected by Eurotransplant for clinical data applications
Read more here


Speakers’ Corner showcases digital transforming healthcare @ 2016 European Summit on Innovation AHA
Read more here


ECHAlliance @ Partners Connected Health Symposium, Boston
Read more here


Pre-Annountcement of AAL Call Challenge 2017
Read more hereEU Projects CollaborationsECHAlliance has significant experience in European projects, acting as coordinator or as WP leader. We can help our members to identify partners in Europe and build innovative consortia.

See information about Horizon 2020 callshere

Please contact Julien Venne if you are interested in collaboratingjulien@echalliance.comTenders 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.

Accesshere(for members only)Other Events• Arctic Light E-Health Conference (ALEC 2017),01 February, Lulea• MedTech Accelerator,01 February, Brussels• 3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Ageing Well & eHealth, 28 April, Porto, Portugal• eHealth Week 2017,10 May, MaltaECHAlliance MembershipECHAlliance membership offers a wide range of benefits and membership levels. We would be pleased to have a discussion regarding your joining and answer any questions.Some key points to consider:• There is a simple online application form to joinhere
• Not-for-Profit organisations may join for free
• Clickhereto view a range of membership optionsIf you have questions regarding membership, please email us atmembership@echalliance.com European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
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