The innovators that we help often have a personal reason for seeking to solve health problems: maybe it’s their desire to get fitter or to help a family member with a life-limiting condition. But whatever drives these individuals and small businesses, our awards programme exists to support and champion these thinkers and creators – we …

by Heather Smith

The exchange on the 22, 23 and 24th of October was of great value for platform GEEF (Digital Health Friesdand) and the 18 professionals from different organisations in South Sweden, mainly due to the amount of common ground that was discovered throughout these 3 days. Through initiatives from the EU-desks –North of the Netherlands and …

by Heather Smith

According to a new Commission Staff Working Document, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing has fulfilled its primary mission: to provide a cooperation platform for people involved in innovation for ageing well. The policy document describes how their initiatives have contributed to deployment and scaling-up of digital innovation in the EU. Since …

by Heather Smith

At ECHAlliance we are delighted to share with our Community the recent European Commission’s publication “Large-scale sustainable deployment of digitally-enabled innovation for health and care delivery to the ageing population” prepared by our expert team. This study analyses the nature and barriers to investments by EU regions and local authorities to support the deployment and …

by Heather Smith

Technology enabled care specialist has become a Platinum member of the international lobbying organisation. Tunstall Healthcare, as the leading technology enabled care provider, is delighted to announce its membership of the European Connected Health (ECHAlliance). Tunstall recognises the work that ECHAlliance has already undertaken to drive the industry forward. Tunstall will be working closely with the …

by Heather Smith

“AI can help us to automate the simple tasks allowing our clinicians and professions to work at the top of their license. It will free up time by giving our doctors and nurses everything they need to know in one view” – said Rachel Dunscombe during “Man vs. Machine” debate. Healthcare is undergoing a technological …

by Heather Smith

New research suggests that healthcare providers who use mHealth devices in chronic care management programs could be treating their patients better than current standards of care. October 09, 2018 – New research suggests that mHealth is changing the way physicians treat patients with chronic conditions – an outcome that may merit an adjustment in how healthcare providers …

by Heather Smith

The 21st edition of the European Health Forum Gastein, an event on the Austria EU presidency calendar, concluded on the 5th of October with 600 leading health policy experts agreeing on the need to set bold political choices for health system sustainability in Europe.  Experts acknowledged the necessity to avoid reversing the strides achieved in improving …

by Heather Smith

Nick Batey, chair of EUREGHA said: “Regional and local authorities have a vital supportive role to play in collaboration with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Member States in achieving the overarching objective of improving health for all European citizens and achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in the EU” Join the campaign “Health …

by Heather Smith

Yesterday in Boston at the ECHAlliance Workshop, Robert Stegwee launched The Trillium II Prize on behalf of the Trillium II consortium. The Trillium II Prize will be awarded to the initiative that makes the best use of the FHIR International Patient Summary (IPS) to deliver Digital Health Innovation.  About Trillium II Prize The Trillium II …

by Heather Smith

The ITU-T Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health (AI4H) was established by ITU-T Study Group 16 at its meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-20 July 2018. The Focus Group will work in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish a standardized assessment framework for the evaluation of AI-based methods for health, diagnosis, triage …

by Heather Smith

Leave no dark corner China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment. What may sound like a dystopian vision of the future is already happening in China. And it’s making and breaking lives. The Communist Party calls it …

by Heather Smith

When the Food and Drug Administration recently granted marketing authorization for two medical apps for Apple’s new Watch, it marked a significant step forward for the agency’s overall approach to the development of digital health. As described in existing guidance, the FDA generally reviews medical apps without reviewing the general purpose computing platform they sit upon, …

by Heather Smith

Serbian Health Tech Ecosystem has been launched on Oct 4th, in Belgrade, and is the newest connected health ecosystem of the European Connected Health Alliance. This is the first step, but very significant for the developing community which is in recovery and transition, yet with great potential. Serbian ecosystem has high expectations on development through collaboration …

by Heather Smith

Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation. Technology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned. Mitchell Baker, head …

by Heather Smith

In Sri Lanka, last week, during the Digital Heath Week 2018, organized by the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health and the Commonwealth Medical Association, the Chair of the ECHAlliance, Brian O’Connor and Prof. Vajira Dissanayake met and agreed the Action Plan, envisaged in the Partnership …

by Heather Smith

Digital Health Friesland Ecosystem organized a masterclass on September, 18th, 2018. 35 Participants from Friesland, Noord-Holland and Eindhoven. The main goal of this masterclass was the early signaling and preventive treatment of misunderstood behavior, predominantly concerning elderly with dementia and other mental vulnerable persons.  Reinier Hakvoort, team manager at care company Patyna, brought various practical situations …

by Heather Smith

Strengthening children’s immunization in Europe through health data standards: Connecting Patient summaries to EU vaccination cards and immunization registries. Twenty European experts met in Brussels earlier this week for a two day meeting to propose how best to improve the availability of up to date immunisation information on children when they are seen by a …

by Heather Smith

Many things are happening in the European digital health and care domain. A European exchange format for Electronic Health Records is getting closer and more and more countries are joining the declaration to share access to their genomic databanks. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Andriukaitis unveils his ambitious view on all of this in …

by Heather Smith

20 European experts gathered mid-September in Brussels for a two day meeting about how to make children’s up to date vaccination cards and immunisation registries more available to healthcare professionals, by linking this vital information to electronic patient summaries.The ‘Digital health policies for Children’s Health’ workshop was about strengthening children’s immunisation in Europe through health …

by Heather Smith

IT IS a peculiarly modern habit to think of the Mediterranean Sea as a boundary. For over two millennia, civilisations bled across it and intermingled. Roman, Carthaginian, Moorish and Venetian empires expanded primarily along maritime routes. It took four days to get from imperial Rome to today’s Tunisia, but 11 days to reach Milan. The …

by Heather Smith
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A High Level Invitation only lunch is inspiring real activities to implement the Partnership on Digital Health between the ECHAlliance and the Commonwealth Center for Digital Health (CWCDH)  Brian O’ Connor, Chair of the ECHAlliance will present the agreed action plan in Sri Lanka this week at the CWCDH Events.  “Since the announcement of the Partnership …

by Heather Smith

ECHalliance member, VTT’s child growth application is a finalist in an international digital health innovation contest Developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Kasvuseula online service, which analyses a child’s growth, has been selected as a finalist in the international Commonwealth Digital Health Awards competition. VTT participated under the competition category of maternal …

by Heather Smith

Topol review In December 2017, we published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – a draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027. Five major independent reviews have been commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health as part of the strategy, including the Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the …

by Heather Smith

SEPTEMBER ECOSYSTEM 2018: DIGITAL HEALTH IN THE NORTH Wednesday 26th September, 09:00 – 13:30 King’s House Conference Centre, King’s Church, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB  The Digital Health North event brought together for the first time ,our three Ecosystems covering Greater Manchester ,North West England and Yorkshire and Humber . 300 participants representing the NHS ,Industry …

by Heather Smith

On 25th – 28th September a delegation from the South Denmark ecosystem organised by Welfare Tech Cluster did a return visit to the Catalonian Mental Health Cluster in Spain as part of a cluster2cluster collaboration. With a special focus on technology-based social- and health care, representatives from private companies, hospitals, municipalities etc. went to Catalonia with the purpose of gaining insights …

by Heather Smith