Non-communicable chronic diseases have a major impact on the health of European citizens on the burden on health systems, and on the productivity of our societies. Contributing for decision makers in Member States to have the most up to date knowledge on best practices related to the reduction of such burden is thus most relevant …

by Matt Grek

Status: Active Type of action: Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs) Call budget: €5 million Funding level: 100% of eligible costs Open date: 2 November 2018, 00:00 Close date: 28 February 2019, 17:00 Expected number of grants: 10-12 Call identifier: TMA2018SF Description BackgroundThe EDCTP programme has achieved gradual successes in developing a pool of highly qualified senior researchers in the field of poverty related …

by Matt Grek

Yearly round-up of the best interviews. 10 opinions, visions and ideas shared by digital health experts: John Nosta, Lucien Engelen, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Brian O’Connor, Francesca Colombo, Bertalan Meskó, George Crooks, Rachel Dunscombe and John Crawford. John Nosta, Digital Futurist, President of NOSTALAB Nowadays, progress is so rapid that technologies become outdated even before …

by Matt Grek

Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect at the European Commission. The European Commission has published its coordinated plan on artificial intelligence, as well as new guidelines on how to deal with the ethical issues relating to AI. Both put humans firmly at the centre of this key technology that has the potential to revolutionise all our lives. There are many stereotypes and …

by Heather Smith

First ever Digital Europe programme A €8.2 billion investment under EU budget 2021-27 Crucial to achieve the Digital Single Market strategy and increase EU’s international competitiveness Parliament supports the proposal to create a Digital Europe programme and invest €8.2 billion in 2018 prices under the EU budget 2021-2027 to address increasing digital challenges. Creating a …

by Matt Grek
EIB - Social Innovation Tournament 2019 Here is a pre announcement for this competition which aims to promote innovative ideas in relation to the fight against social exclusion, and to identify and reward projects offering substantial benefits to society, or which demonstrate best practice and are replicable. FACTS Maximum value: € 50,000 Announcement of call for ...
by Matt Grek

Health technology expert panel meets for the first time The Healthtech Advisory board will advise Matt Hancock on his technology vision for health and social care. IT experts, clinicians and academics will come together at the first meeting of the Healthtech Advisory Board today (19 November 2018) to help guide the government on its mission …

by Matt Grek

Industry leaders and innovative startups have agreed to work together with Governments and the European Commission to support the development of blockchain technology. This will reinforce the chances of developing the right conditions for this technology to flourish and boost Europe’s chances of maintaining its leadership in this field.   The EU Blockchain Industry Roundtable, …

by Matt Grek

Infocare’s blog… The pressure on costs seems to be never ending for those involved in the delivery of Healthcare to an ever-aging patient population, especially with increasing co-morbidities and therefore complexities for our clinicians to address. Often the words ‘cost reduction’ are seen as very negative and the view is often that cost reduction will …

by Matt Grek

PULSE working on key challenges related to data integration to improve population health and social services in cities. José A. Pagán, Director of the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine and Professor in the College of Global Public Health at New York University, participated in a panel discussion entitled Breaking …

by Matt Grek

The ECHAlliance, as the Global Partner to the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) organised the “Digital Health Society (DHS) workshop” in Boston on 17th October during the Connected Health Conference (CHC) 2018 which attracted more than 3.000 attendees. Organised with our sister organisation, the Canadian Integrated Health Alliance (CIHA)and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH), the DHS workshop included participants …

by Matt Grek

ECHAlliance are proud to be partners of the new Erasmus+ funded EDEN project that has been  launched to address the cooperation between professional care, providers, relatives and civil society in the handling of dementia The EDEN project is motivated by the increasing number of people with dementia in the EU, and the need to have …

by Matt Grek

The Canadian Integrated Health Alliance (www.CIHAlliance.org); in collaboration with the European Connected Health Alliance (www.ECHAlliance.com) and Invest Ottawa(www.investottawa.ca), launched the first annual Canadian European Digital Health Conference (CEC18) in Ottawa, October 23, 2018. Stakeholders from government, academic medicine and industry explored how to connect and to grow business opportunities between Canada, the USA and Europe in the rapidly emerging fields of digital …

by Matt Grek

PULSE at the Canadian-European Conference for Digital Health conference held in Ottawa, Canada PULSE project was presented on Canadian-European Conference for Digital Health conference held in Ottawa, Canada. Milan Vukovic, from BELIT, focused his  presentation was held in the section of the conference programme dedicated to SME Highlights for EU Markets. PULSE was presented as …

by Matt Grek

O’Moore Medal Recipient 2018 On the 7th November 2018, at the Annual Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference in Croke Park, Prof of Health Informatics and Group CIO Neil O’Hare presented the O’Moore Medal to Richard Corbridge in recognition of his significant contribution to the digital transformation of the Health Service Executive (HSE). The Healthcare Informatics Society of …

by Heather Smith

ECHAliance participated in this event organizing a session on “Connected Health” with several speakers from across EU.  An excellent opportunity to enhance collaboration in digital Health between countries and regions. In this event we have had a workshop on “Enhancing collaboration between the Coalition of the Willing partners” (CORAL, EUREGHA and RSSA) Several action lines …

by Heather Smith

Launched in June 2018, the Portuguese Network Healthy, Intelligent and Friendly Environments, held its first face-to-face event on October 11 in Coimbra. The Portuguese Network brings together a wide range of Portuguese organizations committed to the promotion of a joint agenda for the implementation of Inclusive Environments for all ages, with particular emphasis in the areas of …

by Heather Smith

Perhaps the three most powerful words in the grand scheme of humanity. Simply put, it’s about the realization of connectivity. I am connected to you, you are connected to me. And as we push this philosophical concept along its natural path, we emerge at the notion that it’s less about you being connected to me, and more about the profound and fundamental …

by Heather Smith

How AI will transform Health Care and your life Health Care systems around the world are facing a fundamental financial crisis.  It takes years and significant cost to train medical staff, and further we are facing a rise in complex diseases that are costly to treat, alongside the aging population  Moreover, there is the issue of …

by Heather Smith

History is riddled with the failures of mankind. The good news is that we can use history to learn from our mistakes. The bad news? Cybersecurity seems to be the exception. The latest example of our ignorance is our sudden belief that blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the solutions to every cybersecurity …

by Heather Smith

Like many other sectors, law enforcement has benefited significantly from the influx of new technologies. However, one of the great challenges facing law-enforcement organisations is how best to assess, select then integrate new technologies into their activities. The EU-funded l-LEAD project is focusing on enhancing the ability of operational law-enforcement groups, agencies and other practitioners …

by Heather Smith

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
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