The World Economic Forum report highlights a troubling gender gap in AI jobs and says proactive measures are needed to change the ratio. Big companies have already suffered glitches in their AI systems. Artificial intelligence has permeated the technology universe with the promise of disrupting every industry, from health care and retail to transportation. But …

by Matt Grek

New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS. The digital revolution is rapidly evolving and new technologies such as apps and wearable devices are …

by Matt Grek

Digital technologies create new opportunities to transform health care and empower patients to make better informed decisions about their health. Digital tools are rapidly evolving, and to keep pace with this promising innovation, the FDA must modernize its approach to regulation.  That’s why I announced in the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan that the FDA would pilot …

by Matt Grek

North West Coast Ecosystem Gatheirng A member of the ECHAlliance International Connected Health Ecosystem Network Over 200 delegates from across industry, academia, the NHS, Social Care, and wider public sector, gathered at Lancaster University in December to hear about the opportunities for collaboration, with the focus of transforming care through digital health. The 17th Connected Health Ecosystem …

by Matt Grek

Lime Family Elder Care Co. Ltd. is a national new high-tech enterprise registered in the State Administration of Industry and Commerce in 2014, positioned as an overall operator of “internet + aged service”. Taking root in Chinese culture and based on modern information & intelligent technology, LimeFamily has established the constantly-evolutionary standardization system, aged talents …

by Matt Grek

The EURORDIS Photo Award is an opportunity to visually express what it means to live with a rare disease, exploring its many aspects and to share your story with the rare disease community. Open to everybody around the world, last year saw nearly 400 people from more than 50 different countries  submitting a photo, with …

by Matt Grek

We are extremely happy to share more details about 4 EU projects that were recently granted funding and that ECHAlliance will be implementing during the next 3 years: DISH – Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health The ECHAlliance is thrilled to be part of DISH, an Erasmus+ Project that stands for “Digital & Innovation Skills Helix …

by Matt Grek

13 new call topics under the Horizon 2020 Science With and For Society programme are now accepting proposals for research examining the intersection of social policy and science research. The Science With and For Society (SwafS) programme aims to address the European societal challenges of Horizon 2020, through both building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting …

by Matt Grek

Background Boosting sustainable economic development and supporting job creation is at the heart of EU’s contribution to stabilising its neighbourhood. In the past years the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries have achieved significant progress in reforming their economies and integrating into global market place. Since 2010 overall business climate in the EaP countries has also improved …

by Matt Grek

€200k funding available through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research initiative to help develop solutions for a global health issue. What is SBIR? In 2018, for the first time, the HSE has partnered with Enterprise Ireland to develop technology -enabled solutions to specifically address challenges in the area of diabetes. Our aim is to harness digital innovation …

by Matt Grek

AAL Call 2019 is part of the Active & Assisted Living Programme (AAL Programme) that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. As part of the work programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in February 2019: “Sustainable Smart Solutions …

by Matt Grek

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
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