Republished from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/human-use/events/ev_20190617_en In the beginning of this century, the EU put in place two regulations: one for medicines for rare diseases (‘orphans’) in 2000 and one for medicines for children in 2006. The ultimate objective of the legislation was to increase therapeutic choices for children and patients suffering from rare diseases. How? By bringing …

by Matt Grek

First published by DigitalHealth.London. Find out more about the DigitalHealth.London Ecosystem. Charlie Davie, UCLPartners Managing Director, reflects on the opportunities to improve patient care presented by the recent visit by three Israeli start-ups to build access to the NHS market. The challenges we face in the health and care system in the UK are global challenges …

by Matt Grek

Facebook has provided a way for patients to post their questions anonymously, via administrators who will share it on their behalf. It is also rolling out a special designation, called “health support” groups. Facebook is increasingly focusing on the health sector, an emerging area of interest for the company. First published on CNBC.com. Christina Farr …

by Matt Grek

for cities, NGOs and schools Preventing and reducing obesity in children and young people. The European Commission dedicates this year’s EU Health Award to initiatives of cities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and schools that contributed or are contributing to a higher level of public health in the European Union through preventing and reducing obesity in children …

by Matt Grek

“The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus…” state NHS England, in a press release issued on 30 April 2019. Full details below. Over 30,000 people have …

by Matt Grek

First published in STAT News: https://www.statnews.com/2019/04/30/national-conversation-health-not-health-care/?utm_campaign=rss Last year, Americans borrowed approximately $88 billion to pay for health care. One in four of us skipped medical appointments because of concern about costs. Such statistics reflect a trend that has been going on for decades. In 1970, the U.S. spent $74.6 billion on health. By 2000, this figure had risen to …

by Matt Grek

This year the 2nd Big Data for Precision Medicine Symposium (BDPM 2019) will be organized by the H2020 projects iASiS and PULSE.

by Matt Grek

While vaccination policy is a competence of national authorities, the EU plays a role in coordinating policies and programmes in this area. In response to the threat to public health posed by outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the EU is taking action to strengthen cooperation. The survey asks questions about: • Europeans’ perceptions of vaccine-preventable diseases …

by Matt Grek

Brussels, 13 November 2018 Full details of the meeting agenda, list of participants and minutes from the session now available.

by Matt Grek

Directive 2011/24/EU codifies patients’ rights to reimbursement for healthcare received in another EU Member State (MS) and obliges MS to provide information about access to such care through their National Contact Points. In order to assess the impact of the Directive, questionnaires have been sent to all MS in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to …

by Matt Grek

The REGIOSTARS are Europe’s awards for the most innovative, regional projects. Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. With the goal of inspiring other regions and project managers across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level. There is …

by Heather Smith

Be a smart and healthy city and win 100.000 € ! Download and read this flyer here The European Commission dedicates this year’s EU Health Award to initiatives of cities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and schools that contributed or are contributing to a higher level of public health in the European Union through preventing and reducing obesity …

by Heather Smith

Deadline: 01 Jul 2019 Within the EUREKA initiative, the call is based on mutual consent between the participating funding bodies: FFG (Austria), VLAIO, Innoviris & SPW-EER (Belgium) NRC IRAP (Canada), IFD (Denmark), ISERD (Israel), CDTI (Spain), Innosuisse (Switzerland), KIAT (South Korea), Tübitak (Turkey), Innovate UK (UK) Special focus Participants are invited to submit applied research and …

by Heather Smith

A prize for the health organization that best uses and promotes the FHIR International Patient Summary (IPS). Only one month is missing to the deadline for The Trillium II Prize. The prize that will award the health organisation that, in the opinion of the panel of judges, has done the most to use and promote FHIR …

by Heather Smith

INNOWWIDE is launching two calls for proposals that will focus on supporting innovative European SMEs and start-ups in targeting markets of developing countries, large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico etc.) and developed countries. The Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) have a maximum duration of 6 months. The INNOWWIDE financial support rate is fixed at …

by Heather Smith

Pilot Project – Co-creating a European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good –  Europe-  Blockchain  The European Commission is launching a Call for Proposals for a Pilot Project in the field of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for Social and Public Good. There is now a growing interest from public and third sector …

by Heather Smith

Lithuania and Austria are announcing the 1st Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop solutions ready for market or projects which have strong market potential, nevertheless the project has to include technological risks, research and experimental development.  …

by Heather Smith

The 3rd Call for Proposals of the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020 is launched on the 18th of March 2019 with the deadline of the 30th of May 2019, 12:00 (Vilnius time, GMT+2). By this time the applications must have reached the Public establishment Joint Technical Secretariat (Konstitucijos Ave. 7, LT-09308, Vilnius). …

by Heather Smith

The UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world class. Who can apply This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, …

by Heather Smith

Rolling programme targeting health and wellbeing theme Not-for-profit organisations can apply now for a chance for their project to receive funding from this special one-off scheme. Tesco created the Bags of Help Centenary Grants scheme to celebrate 100 years of doing business. The Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of Tesco’s local community grant scheme …

by Heather Smith

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution to improve the management of housing stock, which leads to improved health outcomes. Competition opens: Monday 1 April 2019 Registration closes: Wednesday 8 May 2019 12:00pm Leeds city council and city of York council are committed to providing housing of the right …

by Heather Smith

600.000€ funding for new deployment sites Aim: enlarge the ACTIVAGE ecosystem with mature deployment sites (cities, regions), providing IoT based services to their citizens, replicating ACTIVAGE reference use cases and demonstrate the interoperability capabilities of ACTIVAGE’s AIOTES framework. Objectives of the call  The main objective of the Second ACTIVAGE Open Call are: Extend the foot print …

by Heather Smith

This award recognises and celebrates societal advancements through research and innovation.Here for our members are instructions on how to apply, news about the contest and full details of the award. What is the Horizon Impact Award?This award is the European Commission’s initiative to recognise and celebrate outstanding projects that have used their results to provide …

by Heather Smith

> Legislation passed meaning EU workers can continue to practise in the UK even after a no-deal > Employment contracts will not need to be changed  EU workers will have their qualifications and registrations recognised whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, the health and social care secretary has announced. The government has …

by Heather Smith

Wearable devices and gadgets, which include smartwatches such as the Apple Watch, offer a lot of benefits for the user. They take technology into a new frontier with biometrics in order to help people be able to track their sleeping patterns, health (including heart rate) and other metrics while having a watch, alarm clock, personal …

by Heather Smith

Clinical teams are increasingly using WhatsApp to communicate amongst themselves but the tool is not safe in terms of data security and is ineffective in managing clinical workflow, warn Dr Harry Claireaux and colleagues Founded in 2009, WhatsApp (Mountain View, California, US) now has over one billion users.  In healthcare, WhatsApp is increasingly used to communicate within and …

by Heather Smith

Two healthcare stakeholders discuss the core lessons learned from a recent gathering of data analytics experts Last fall, high-level analytics executives from 13 healthcare organizations congregated in Chicago as part of the annual Scottsdale Institute Analytics Summit to share strategies, insights and challenges regarding key industry themes such as digital health strategy and consumer engagement. Executives at …

by Heather Smith

From left, Beam Therapeutics CEO John Evans and cofounders David Liu, J. Keith Joung and Feng Zhang. Beam had the largest fundraise among healthcare startups in March, raising $135 million in its Series B round. COURTESY OF BEAM THERAPEUTICS For the second month in a row venture capital fundraising among healthcare startups is down year-over-year, …

by Heather Smith

Apps claiming to effectively diagnose and manage mental health disorders are multiplying and their audience is growing, but does the science really support their claims? Findings from a new study in Nature Digital Medicine suggest that users should be cautious. Not only do few of the apps rely on real-world experience in their design, argues the study, …

by Heather Smith