On October 7, 2019, the Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech will showcase 10 of the best early-stage, women-led healthtech startups from across Europe, and those in the US with a presence in Europe (i.e. your product or app being available, an office, partnership, etc).  The program is supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and cohosted by …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance, together with the other SmartWork partners, is delighted to bring you the first SmartWork project newsletter, with updates on our activities and achievements in the first six months of the project. Read about the first phase of our user consultation, the conference papers we presented @ PETRA19 and download our latest deliverables, including our …

by Heather Smith

Slovenian ECHAlliance ecosystem recommends researches and scientists in the area of digital health to enrol as speakers at the 3rd International Scientific Conference organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences, of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 12, 2019. This year’s main theme is “DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND HEALTH ECOSYSTEMS”. …

by Heather Smith

Press Release: 2nd July 2019 SmartWork partners met last week in Coimbra, Portugal, for the second face-to-face Consortium meeting. This followed a successful kick-off meeting in Athens in January 2019. Warmly hosted by Caritas Diocesana de Coimbra (CDC) and Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), partners took the opportunity to reflect on the significant progress so far …

by Heather Smith

The annual Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care Division’s Digital Health & Care Learning Network day, in collaboration with the National Digital Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Network, took place on 24 June 2019 in Glasgow.  The Learning Network day is an opportunity for staff with a shared interest in how digital tools can be used to support …

by Heather Smith

Press Release: June 25th, 2019 Galician delegation visits Slovenia and Serbia on a journey to improve health and social care by connecting across ecosystems Cluster Saúde de Galicia, HealthDay.si and Health Tech Lab are three coordinating partners of the largest European multistakeholder network, the European Connected Health Alliance. They have just finished a Learning Experience …

by Heather Smith

14th – 16th October 2019, New York City, USA PULSE Project is glad to announce that will organize the 17th ICOST Conference. After sixteen successful editions and building upon the experienced background of the conference founder Istitut Mines-Télecóm, the ICOST 2019 will be hosted by New York University (NYU) and the New York Academy of …

by Heather Smith

Call For Participation The European Federation for Medical Informatics and the Chinese Medical Informatics Association supported by the European Society of Emergency Medicine, the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy, and the ECHAlliance join forces to arrange the 1st EU-China Health Summit, which will be held on August 25th, 2019 in Lyon, in conjunction with the …

by Heather Smith

Last week, at the HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe Conference the winners of the Trillium II Prize have been announced. They were selected by an international and independent jury from a list of nine finalists from Europe, Canada and South America. Two initiatives that reflect the transformative power of the International Patient Summary (IPS) in health …

by Heather Smith

Apply to Become a Key Player in Driving Regional Innovation in Active and Healthy Ageing Across Europe The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing is pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd Call for Reference Sites. The Call aims to provide regions and areas across Europe with the opportunity to identify and …

by Heather Smith

The ageing of the population together with the growing burden of chronic conditions and multimorbidity are steadily increasing demand for health and care. This means health and social care systems have to develop a different approach to enable more effective care delivery and to confront the complexity of different services which patients are now expected …

by Heather Smith

June 2019: Paula Dougan from ECHAlliance reflects on the progress made to date by SmartWork partners SmartWork partners have had an industrious start to the project. January 2019 began with a successful project kick-off meeting in Athens, where we met to formally launch the SmartWork project and agree how to work together effectively to achieve …

by Heather Smith

In November last year both the ECHAlliance and the Digital Health Society were part of a multi Stakeholder group who produced 20 Recommendations and held the EU Health Summit “A shared Vision for the Future of Health in Europe”  The Group now called the the EU Health Coalition is continuing to work together to encourage …

by Heather Smith

The annual Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care Division’s Digital Health & Care Learning Network day, in collaboration with the National Digital Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Network, will take place on 24 June 2019 in Glasgow.  The Learning Network day is an opportunity for staff with a shared interest in how digital tools can be used …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we sent them directly to our members earlier in May. Many of those opportunities have deadlines which have now passed but you may still be interested in these last few that are still open from …

by Heather Smith

Founding teams in their seed phase and young start ups can apply for the SENovation-Award until June 30 to present their business idea when it comes to the senior economy. Welcome are products, apps and services specially designed to serve the elderly or have the aim to bring together young and old. The award is …

by Heather Smith

An all-day gathering of the Estonian Ecosystem is taking place on Tuesday 27 August, the topic of which is Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care. The team are keen to engage with international speakers who have knowledge in the obstacles of implementing AI in health and care or can speak on ethical questions such as …

by Heather Smith

The Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments will hold an INTERNATIONAL EVENT + WORKSHOP on June 28th, at CCDR Algarve, in Faro. The meeting will be attended by Joan Martin, Executive Director of the Louth County Council (the first age-friendly county in Ireland) and President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change (affiliated …

by Heather Smith

The North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem, are holding their next Ecosystem event on 9th July on the topic of ‘Care Closer to Home’. ECHAlliance’s Una Davey will be contributing. Full details of the event, including how to register, are available at https://www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk/events/ECO19:careclosertohome

by Heather Smith

Details of the Finalist award given to HealthTech Lab within the recent Women In Tech Challenge event in Paris on 15th of May can be found in the embedded link. The Serbian Ecosystem are focussed on maximising opportunities for all parties during the visit of Galician businesses and Ecosystem members to Slovenia and Serbia, taking place week …

by Heather Smith

Event Report The Highlands & Islands, in Scotland, held their 3rd Ecosystem event on 13 May in Inverness which focused on Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination which is an important area of interest to many of our Ecosystems and members. The meeting published a vision for the future of mental health:   People can visit …

by Heather Smith

Electronic Health Records (EHR) have led to a proliferation of healthcare data,  held in a combination of structured, coded information and freetext formats. Patient records in primary, secondary and community care and in different specialities are largely held in isolated silos, with limited sharing across healthcare settings. Patient-generated data from mobile apps, wearables and sensors …

by Heather Smith

Digital health is increasingly hailed as the new panacea for some of the most intractable problems in health care. Although digital health technology is still in its infancy, its proponents argue that the digital future will be one of more precise interventions, improved health outcomes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced health-care expenditure. But how realistic …

by Heather Smith

Start-ups such as Boston-based Biofourmis have partnered with local health care platforms like Jianke, giving the company access to its vast customer base Digital therapeutics and smart medical management, an emerging field in the health care industry, is attracting some foreign companies to China, which has the potential to improve the lives of people living …

by Heather Smith

Our ambitious delivery plans outline how UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK. The 2019-20 Delivery Plans highlight the areas of focus and key activities of UKRI’s nine constituent councils and its cross-cutting themes. The plans have been developed …

by Heather Smith

DG CONNECT commissioned RAND Europe, Open Evidence and BDI Research to undertake the third eHealth benchmarking study, which measured the availability and use of eHealth by general practitioners (GPs) in 27 EU member states, and compared the results to those of the second eHealth benchmarking study (2013). A random sample of 5,793 GPs was surveyed, …

by Heather Smith

Discover how the NHS is evolving and adapting to technological advances thanks to pioneering leaders – could technology in healthcare be effectively executed in the world of health and medicine? According to NHS Digital Academy CEO, Rachel Dunscombe, “Technology is the only option for the NHS to make significant gains in productivity and safety. All …

by Heather Smith

Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the Global Digital Transformation Market in Healthcare in its latest report titled “Digital Transformation Market in Healthcare: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025”. The global digital transformation market in healthcare is projected to register a healthy double-digit CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period …

by Heather Smith

While more than two-thirds of health systems have a set definition for innovation, the majority lack a formal innovation department and admit to moving somewhat or very slowly in scaling innovation, according to the Center for Connected Medicine and the Health Management Academy’s new study, Trends for Scaling Innovation in Healthcare. Here are five takeaways from the …

by Heather Smith
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