Renew Medical Pty Ltd, an innovative, rapidly growing healthcare company, has completed the acquisition of Aquaflush Medical Limited as part of its long term strategic goal of becoming a global leader in bowel management. In recent years, Renew has supported a growing number of users (patients) with its ground breaking Renew Insert. In the UK, …

by Heather Smith

Last October, in the occasion of the 17th ICOST Conference held in New York, PULSE project presented its new animated promotional video, which is now available in the new projects’ section of the YouTube ECHAlliance Channel. The video, realized by ECHAlliance as leader of the Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation activities within the project, aims at …

by Heather Smith

The Croatian Health Ministry has presented the first national lung cancer detection program for active smokers between 50 and 70 years of age, as well as those who have quit smoking within the last 15 years. This move makes Croatia the first EU country to introduce nationwide screening for early lung cancer detection. The program, …

by Heather Smith

With these sub-themes, we would like to continue and foster the discussion launched in Finland during #EHMA2019 addressing six ‘pillars’ of healthcare change in Europe and beyond.  These six pillars – strongly interconnected and interdependent – will guide all debates and aspects of #EHMA2020, from the call for abstracts to the plenaries, from the interactive …

by Heather Smith

The research team of the CResPace project has recently announced a futuristic and ground-breaking achievement in the field of bio-electronics. For the first time, brain cells have been accurately reproduced in a silicon chip, opening new avenues for the treatment of several severe conditions, such as heart failures and degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer. A historic …

by Heather Smith

Finding effective solutions to fight cancer is undoubtedly one of the main scientific challenges worldwide, whose success needs necessarily to build on innovative pathways of research. Mechano-Control aims to understand the physical forces that determine the spread of a wide range of diseases, with potentially vast impact on the development of new therapies. Mechano-control is …

by Heather Smith

The NeuHeart project seeks to extend decidedly the life expectancy of patients facing heart transplantations. An innovative neuroprosthesis has been developed to tackle the unsolved issue of lost neural connection from the vagus nerve in transplanted hearts. We are trying to do something nobody has ever tried to do. We call it a moon-shot – Guido …

by Heather Smith

Last Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Northern Pathology Victoria (NPV), the public pathology provider of Northern Health in Melbourne, Australia. During the celebrations the team took some time out to acknowledge the lab’s achievements, including the successful deployment of Cirdan’s world-class Laboratory Information System (LIS), ULTRA. Northern Health is the major provider of acute, …

by Heather Smith

Over 130 delegates from across industry, academia, the NHS, Social Care, and wider public sector, gathered at Haydock Park Racecourse in December to hear about the vast array of digital initiatives and models of care for reducing emergency and unplanned admissions in respiratory. The 21st Connected Health Ecosystem meeting was opened by a welcome and …

by Heather Smith

The Social Prescribing and Self Care Wiki (the SP WIKI), hosted by Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and run by Agile Ventures Charity was established 2 years ago as part of the London Mayor’s Sadiq Khan’s commitment in his Health Inequalities Strategy (HIS) to support more Londoners in vulnerable or deprived communities to benefit from social prescribing. The Social Prescribing WIKI,  is an open resource “Wikipedia” type public facing website, …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance welcomes the restoration of devolved Government in Northern Ireland and the commitment to invest in the Health & Social Care System. We will support our many members there including our Foundation Member the Department of Health in their plans to improve services.

by Heather Smith

Throughout their lives, people often need different types of health or social care services from multiple professionals such as nurses, social workers and doctors. However, these services are not always properly aligned. These services therefore have to be coordinated around people’s needs. In policy terms, this is called ‘integrated health services’. The World Health Organization, …

by Heather Smith

The opportunities created by enhanced computing power, availability of data, and progress in algorithms, have made Artificial Intelligence (AI) the main technological revolution of our times. Artificial Intelligence represents an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. With the help of Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor …

by Heather Smith

On 30th January 2020, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, in collaboration with the emerging network of Precision Medicine Centres of Excellence, will deliver an event in London showcasing existing capability and assets that reside in the UK. Most importantly, this event will also open up the conversation to ensure other groups working in …

by Heather Smith

People who work in healthcare are motivated by improving the health and well-being of patients. Today, the pressures on the health system in Wales are huge and harnessing digital technology offers the potential for transforming not only about how we deliver patient care but also about what we mean by patient care. Digital Health Ecosystem …

by Heather Smith

DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) has launched a Catalogue of digital solutions which are the result of EU-funded projects and initiatives that address challenges related to the European Commission’s key policy priorities for the digital transformation of health and care: citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders better data to advance research, disease prevention …

by Heather Smith

The 4th Joint eHealth Ireland and Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem Gathering, organised by ECHAlliance and sponsored by InterTradeIreland, will take placein Dundalk on the 22nd January. The Gathering, whose aim is to promote cross border initiatives and future opportunities in Digital Health, foresees a pitching panel, an exhibition, a workshop and several opportunities dedicated …

by Heather Smith

During the six-month period, Croatia will lead the work of the Council, building co-operation and agreement between Member States in a spirit of consensus and mutual respect. The Croatian Presidency is coming at a time of great change for the European Union, at the beginning a new institutional and legislative cycle following the formation of …

by Heather Smith

The third participatory meeting of the Portuguese Ecosystem on SHAFE – Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments, that Cáritas Coimbra coordinates with the Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), took place on December 10th, at the Congress Center of Lisbon (CCL), included in the “Portugal Social Economy 2019” – Portuguese forum on Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. This Portuguese Network has more than 70 organizations officially registered as …

by Heather Smith

D9.4 Standardization and Concertation Activities Report – Year 1 D9.4 summarizes the results of the SmartWork actions within the WP9 task “Standardization & Concertation activities” (T9.3). This task (covering in total the first 36 months of the project duration) is led by CDC, with contributions of Byte, RtF-I, CAT, SPARKS and ECHAlliance. This document summarizes …

by Heather Smith

Companion Report The Commission presents a Companion Report alongside the Country Health Profiles to shine a light on some horizontal observations – trends that can be found in most, if not all, EU Member States. Inevitably, this touches on demographic and technological changes, the shift towards primary care and prevention, and the burden put upon …

by Heather Smith

Wednesday 5th February, 11:00 – 12:00 Presented by Soo Hun, Programme Manager, Digital Health & Care NI, Health and Social Care Board Whilst the uptake of Digital Health solutions is growing, evidence shows that not all who can benefit from these solutions are being reached. Health and social care professionals, as well as patients, aren’t aware that condition-specific apps exist, …

by Heather Smith

The world is awash with data buzzwords, we go beyond the hype to explore value. This course explores data at an introductory level for decision makers. Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to: Describe how organisations use data to drive value. Identify and classify data and opportunities within your own organisation. Explain …

by Heather Smith

Building awareness among public sector leaders of the transformative effect of digital technology. The Digital Champions programme began in 2013 and is a key action of the Digital Strategy. More than 270 public sector leaders have completed the Digital Champions programme, which has a key role to play in driving the pace of change across …

by Heather Smith

We are seeking an ambitious and Events and Social Media Manager to join our busy in-house marketing & Business Development team with responsibility for the operational delivery of the firm’s events and digital marketing. Reporting to the Marketing Lead, you will be instrumental in managing the day-to-day implementation of our marketing activities across our digital …

by Heather Smith

Nexus Digital Technology, provides a revolutionary social prescribing digital blockchain platform established on building sustainable smart health communities. Based in London, UK the Nexus model enables patients to be empowered to choose which health and wellbeing services they use and which suppliers should be part of the ecosystem. The company are delighted to announce that …

by Heather Smith

Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 31 March 2020. There is a specific award category also for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded …

by Heather Smith

Over 2 weeks in October 2019, the Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland have toured Scotland asking its people: how can we harness the power of digital to look after our health and wellbeing, on our own terms? The final event took place in Inverness, at Eden Court. Over 50 people and 30 professionals came …

by Heather Smith

A newly published report by LinkedIn concludes that while Europe has a relatively smaller pool of Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent compared to the US, it has strong ecosystems in place – driven by large, well-established companies in the industrial champions in Member States. With the right investments in training, further strengthening AI hubs and diversifying …

by Heather Smith
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