The SmartWork project and partners enjoyed a busy couple of days at AAL Forum 2019, participating in workshops, exhibiting a prototype and networking with some of the 700 delegates gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, a city world-renowned for having embraced technology to help older people live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives in their own homes for …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance agreed a Partnership with the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health and agreed a number of actions. It was agreed that together we would create a number of Ecosystems in selected countries in the Commonwealth. Our first such Ecosystem opened in Malta (A European and a Commonwealth Country) earlier this year. Now we are launching …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we send them directly to our members, in our monthly MEMBERS ONLY Funding Opportunities Newsletter. If you want to receive these in advance like our members then please become an ECHAlliance member! Becoming a member …

by Heather Smith

The EU_SHAFE project, an initiative co-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme, officially launched its activities in Aarhus, Denmark on the 23rd of September 2019 during the AAL Forum.  All the 10 partners, coming from 7 different EU countries, had the opportunity to define together the mission and operational plan of the EU_SHAFE project. The kick-off …

by Heather Smith

Our Director Andy Bleaden writes here about becoming a member of ECHAlliance. As a member organisation our interests are fixed to those of our members and many people  I meet at our ecosystem meetings ask what is the benefit of becoming a member for me or my organisation? My answer is always simple: “Look around …

by Heather Smith

The inaugural International Rural Mental Health Conference took place at Inverness College UHI on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August 2019.  It attracted 82 delegates from across Scotland, UK and North America.  The conference was opened by Prof Sandra MacRury, Head of School of Health, Social Care and Life Science at UHI.  There were presentations …

by Heather Smith

The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20), which will take place between 27-29 April in Šibenik, Croatia is closing its ‘call for papers’ – deadline Friday, 11 October.  The conference is a partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb – Centar, Croatian Academy of Sciences and …

by Heather Smith

Interesting Thoughts and AI Discussion More than 180 participants showed up for the conferencce ”Ai in the Future Healthcare Sector” on 12th September 2019. The conference was characterized by strong expertise, exciting presentations and thoughts about the future, which laid the foundation for highly interesting contemplations. Group Managing Director, Kurt Espersen, from the Region of …

by Heather Smith

Twelve healthcare projects from emerging regions get kick-start from EIT Health including Fresh Blood and partners in Slovenia at the Ljubljana University Incubator The results of EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2019 are now available A system allowing 24/7 heart monitoring, a device helping diabetes patients avoid leg amputation, an AI-enhanced software looking for the early …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance will take part in a round table to discuss a new Ecosystem in Ostrobothnia Finland on the 10th October and our Ecosystems Director, Andy Bleaden will present the benefits of joining an International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems and a network of Finnish Digital Health Ecosystems as part of Finland EU Presidency to a …

by Heather Smith

To answer challenges in the area of neurological rehabilitation, Peili Vision has developed a solution that supports patients in their recovery processes by utilising advanced virtual reality (VR) technology. This CE-marked innovation brings significant advancements in social and healthcare in both public and in private sectors by enabling post stroke rehabilitation from home.  Peili Vision has piloted …

by Heather Smith

Oulu University Hospital, the University of Oulu and the City of Oulu have signed a framework agreement on collaboration with MSD, a global healthcare company. By signing the agreement on 18 September 2019, Oulu strengthens its position as a center of digital health. The collaboration will focus on three areas: research, eHealth and innovation as …

by Heather Smith

International Day of Older Persons GENEVA — On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching  a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people. The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides …

by Heather Smith

Technology has much to offer the care home setting, and will play a significant role in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition to ensure residents benefit from equitable access to services. This report highlights the presentations, podcasts and films from our ECO 20 event which brought together healthcare professionals, care home staff and businesses …

by Heather Smith

Alberto Lázaro Araujo of Coquus, a company in Galicia in Spain, a specialist in food management in hospitals is visiting HealthDay.si conference on October 10th in Slovenia Food management in hospitals is often a neglected poster child left as a low importance item in the list of priorities of a typical hospital manager. We need …

by Heather Smith

In the second part of the series Andy Bleaden our Ecosystems Director talks a little more now about what actually then takes place in our Ecosystems. You can find the previous part of this article HERE “Ecosystems are all different in some elements but are all bound together by that similar approach of leading with …

by Heather Smith

September 2019: Cáritas Coimbra introduce ‘Beatriz’, one potential persona that can benefit from the SmartWork system Making use of personas and user scenarios developed from consultation with end users and a detailed literature study, SmartWork partners have been working together to define user needs for the SmartWork system. These user needs have been transformed into …

by Heather Smith

The Department of Health NI will be holding an event to showcase reform in Northern Ireland’s (NI) health and care services. Healthcare representatives will discuss the Multi-Disciplinary Team approach to transformation and the Community Paramedic project which was recently shortlisted for the REGIOSTARS award. The event will be held on Tue 8 October 2019 @ 17.00 – …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has awarded prizes to Europe’s most promising innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. SUPSI from Switzerland won the 2019 Innovation Radar Prize for their lead role in developing robotic tech capable of executing repair tasks in harsh industrial environments. The awards ceremony took place at the Research & Innovation Days on …

by Heather Smith

Ferrer is a global medium-sized pharmaceutical company headquartered out of Barcelona with a presence in over 110 countries. From the new department of Digital Health, we launch Ferrer 4 Future, a collaborative initiative between start-up and corporate to leverage digital health as a means to build healthier and more sustainable societies. Our vision is to enable more personalized, …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance and SDG.17 Consulting are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

by Matt Grek

Company description Sharecare, the digital health global company placing “all your health in one place”, supports individuals to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way, whether they are healthy citizens, have chronic disease conditions, are hospitalized patients, or are frail people (seniors, Alzheimer or cancer patients, caregivers, etc.). To achieve this mission, Sharecare counts around …

by Heather Smith

The Innovation to Market (I2M), an initiative developed within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP on AHA) and led by ECHAlliance, has officially launched the Matchmaking Sessions during the last Conference of Partners held in the occasion of the AAL Forum in Aarhus. The aim is to support the transformation of …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health and Care Institute is working in collaboration with the Scottish Government to launch the next research and development phase of the innovative decision support programme. This programme supports use of information and artificial intelligence in decision making by frontline health and care staff, and in better self-management of health by Scottish citizens. …

by Heather Smith

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC), together with the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate, is to invest up to £10 million in Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Institute. Launched in 2013, the Digital Health and Care Institute is an industry-led innovation centre, and a collaboration between the Glasgow School of Art and the University …

by Heather Smith

By John Sharp, Director, Thought Advisory, Personal Connected Health Alliance, a HIMSS Innovation Company The connected health marketplace is awash with innovation. This flood of new ideas makes it difficult to identify the “New, New Thing” that will change healthcare. Instead we see a spectrum of solutions with many use cases addressing everything from wellness …

by Heather Smith

The TIC Salut Social Foundation is part of the Catalan Ministry of Health in Spain. It promotes the development and use of ICT and networking in health; keeps abreast of new trends, innovation and emerging initiatives; and offers accreditation and product approval services. One of the foundation’s goals is to become a leader in the health and social …

by Heather Smith

KeHO regularly organises network days where members participate to discuss different topics. On the last KeHO Network Day, the theme was Corporate Cooperation. Friday 13th September KeHO Network Day was organized with the theme Business Cooperation. The Network Day will pave the way for KeHO’s corporate partnership, which is set to launch this fall, to attract companies to …

by Heather Smith
by Heather Smith