With people across the world self-isolating at home and fewer patients able to attend health and care settings in person due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it has never been more important to leverage digital health resources to help with self-management. Apps offer a practical tool for health management, remote-monitoring and staying healthy, helping people …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden our Director for Ecosystems and Membership welcomed our newest member the NORDIC CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE which is a member organisation that includes companies, hospitals, regions, universities, NGOs, clusters and more. Together they form an arena which generates collaborations, projects, business, knowledge and new innovative ideas.  We are really pleased to be both welcoming …

by Heather Smith

Users of a new health and wellbeing app are contributing to a publicly-available heat map of people with COVID-19 symptoms, providing a national picture of the outbreak and its spread over time. The app was developed by UK company, Evergreen Life, in collaboration with data and health scientists. As more people add their responses to the data, the accurate …

by Heather Smith

DHI COVID-19 Response webpage –  https://www.dhi-scotland.com/projects/covid-19-projects/    FutureDotNow – DevicesDotNow – FutureDotNow is coordinating industry action through a new initiative,DevicesDotNow, targeting the 1.7 million households who don’t have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we face a socially distanced world gripped by COVID-19.  DevicesDotNow is asking businesses like to donate tablets, smartphones and laptops, as …

by Heather Smith

Corona-krisen har betydet en stigning i brugen af videokonsultationer og skærmbesøg i hele landet. Men hvordan sikrer vi (du?), at lyn-implementeringer også bliver effektive og langtidsholdbare? Deltag på webinaret, mød 3 fageksperter og stil spørgsmål via chatten:  Onsdag 15. april 2020 – 10:00-10:45 På webinaret debatterer vi (bl.a.): Hvad er fokus for virksomhederne, når de …

by Heather Smith

What will be the economic consequences of coronavirus on fundraising in digital health, MedTech and biotech? About this Event Investments in digital health and biotech have been steadily rising in the last few years. When the coronavirus reached Europe and the US, the use of telemedicine surged, and numerous companies built digital solutions within days …

by Heather Smith

Tell us what you know and think about your health data – who can access it, how would you share it, and for what purposes DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) has just launched a survey on data sharing governance – https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DHE-data-sharing-governance. With only 5 questions to the survey, we want to reach over 500 European citizens and understand …

by Heather Smith

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to …

by Heather Smith

The current COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly impacted every area of our lives and, in particular, is creating an unprecedented challenge to our health and care systems worldwide. Governments across the globe are taking numerous measures to respond to the urgent care needs of those impacted by COVID-19, while at the same time trying to reduce …

by Heather Smith

Europe remains at the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis. No single European country is immune to the devastating consequences of this virus. Responding to the challenges of the pandemic thus requires a pan-European approach. Our health is too important. No one country, no one sector can deal with the health, social and economic impact of …

by Beatriz Sanz

Health tech experts and enthusiasts gathered in Tallinn on 13 March for the Health Tech Living Lab Summit to discuss the challenges of creating innovative solutions in healthcare. However, the first challenge arrived sooner than expected – the government of Estonia declared an emergency situation the night before the event was set to start and …

by Heather Smith

Health Innovation Hub Ireland have launched the HIHI COVID-19 Solutions Portal – submit your ready to implement solutions to their database and working with Enterprise Ireland, they will endeavour to make it available to those who need it. We are in unprecedented times, the normal process and order that has informed our days up to now …

by Heather Smith

Caritas Coimbra / SHAFE will participate as speaker in the webinar “COVID-19: European Coordinated Response to the pandemic”, promoted by the EU Health Policy Platform of the European Comission. The session will take place virtually this Friday, the 3rd of April, at 11 CET. Carina Dantas, Innovation Director at Cáritas de Coimbra and Coordinator, with AFEdemy, of the SHAFE Thematic Network, will integrate a virtual Round …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance has in response to the COVID-19 Crisis, adapted and set up the first of what will be a series of Pop-Up Ecosystems. The first of these, was held on March 31st featuring input from Ecosystems from Scotland, Estonia, Slovenia, Spain and Wales.  Our Ecosystems and Membership Director Andy Bleaden said  “We are so pleased …

by Heather Smith

The  European Assistance For Innovation Procurement (eafip) is helping public procurers that want to receive free of charge local assistance in preparing and implementing its next innovation procurement. WEBINAR: Opportunities to tackle the COVID-19 Crisis through Innovation Procurement 3 April, 10:00-11:00 CET The webinar will provide guidance to public buyers on how to proceed in …

by Heather Smith

Last Tuesday, on March 24, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare arranged its first webinar focusing on financing export of sustainable healthcare. The webinar was arranged in collaboration with NEFCO, EKN and the Swedish Energy Agency.    During the webinar, we listen to presentations and discussed how we can increase export and Internationalization of Sustainable Healthcare by existing …

by Heather Smith

During this webinar, we hosted a discussion with our European partners to share lessons learned, gaps and needs and discuss how responders around the globe can improve the exchange of information and best practices as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. ATA is pleased to have Brian O’Connor, Chair of the ECHAlliance and a dynamic panel …

by Heather Smith

Life Sciences Hub Wales are working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of NHS Wales. NHS Wales has appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feel they are able to supply, manufacture and/or distribute products or collaborate with …

by Heather Smith

Following the publication of a €10 million call in January, the Commission has secured an additional €37.5 million for urgently needed research on COVID-19 vaccine development, treatment and diagnostics. This action is part of the coordinated EU response to the public health threat of COVID-19. With the additional amount from the Horizon 2020 programme, the Commission is scaling up …

by Heather Smith

Slovenian Business and Research Association (SBRA) is searching for project proposals regarding computing resources to contribute to mitigating impact of COVID-19. Apply if you’re involved in biomolecular research, bioinformatics, bio-simulations of vaccines, and others.

by Heather Smith

Watch the video and find out how Better’s new ePrescribing and Medicines Management system OPENeP implemented by CGI is helping Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust increase safety, efficiency and patient care in Musgrove Park Hospital.

by Heather Smith

Calling all suppliers DLF is asking all suppliers offering delivery to people’s homes to ensure their product listings are up-to-date as a matter of urgency. The DLF Data Services team have stopped work on all other projects to prioritise keeping product details current. We will be contacting the largest suppliers this week to work together …

by Heather Smith

As a response to the unprecedented pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Central European Initiative has launched an Extraordinary Call for Proposals 2020 to promptly support its Member States (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine). Three areas of intervention:  ·                Healthcare and telemedicine (MED) ·                Education …

by Heather Smith

With people over 70 and those with underlying health conditions to stay at home, digital health resources have never been so important to manage conditions and help wellbeing. Health and care apps, when used safely, help to keep pressure off the NHS in a time of high demand, as well as allowing patients to protect themselves …

by Heather Smith

In response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the health service and patients, EfficienC Software Group can provide bi-directional patient communication solutions to support Hospitals and GPs with appointment management and re-scheduling, information sharing and electronic delivery of letters to replace hard copy correspondence. The solutions are based upon SMS technology and use bi-directional, two-way routing …

by Heather Smith

A number of WhatsApp Groups and LinkedIn threads were created of the last week or so, which threw up a flurry of needs and offers. As this grew, there arose the need to capture and disseminate offers of support and help from across the sectors to help the NHS and healthcare organisations tackle the CV19 …

by Heather Smith

The BioMed Alliance released a new statement and a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for support for medical and research societies to ensure continued guidance for healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge that has a disruptive effect on European health systems and societies. European …

by Heather Smith
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