Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, is offering free cybersecurity services for healthcare facilities for 6 months, in order to help protecting them against the growing number of cyberattacks experienced since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The offer includes multiple different solutions provided by the company, including protection for workstations, servers, cloud services and Microsoft 365 tools. …

by Heather Smith

There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment)Published 26 March 2020Last updated 27 March 2020 — see all updates From: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Contents Antimicrobial hand sanitisers and gels Face masks Gloves Offers to supply or donate healthcare equipment to the NHS/healthcare providers …

by Heather Smith

Research and Innovation, in health, academia and industry, have a significant role to play in the national and global response to COVID-19. Consequently, the Government’s main research and innovation agencies have developed a coordinated Rapid Response Research and Innovation programme to help mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic by unlocking the potential of Irish based …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has just published the following announcement on the Funding & Tender Opportunities portal:  Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, deadlines for calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health section) are extended by initial two months, to allow medical professionals to focus on their fight against the Coronavirus and to leave more time for preparing their applications.  This …

by Beatriz Sanz

What are we offering Our team starts development of a set of services and apps to help citizens manage life under quarantine restrictions. The first mobile app helps to form a shopping list of goods that the user (and family) might need during the quarantine time. The shopping list content and norms of goods are …

by Heather Smith

What are we offering eHealthPass is a digital health solution that targets Crisis Management situations and Unplanned Care in the following scenarios: 1. Reporting epidemic data and managing patient remotely 2. EUcross border scenario & NCP Integration 3. Chronic diseases management 4. Emergency and unplanned care What does this address? eHealthPass provides the following features: Self- Management – Treatment …

by Heather Smith

We can support you  We’ve enhanced the capabilities of our existing social prescribing platform so that you can mobilise your community support plans and make those vital connections and measure the impact. Our platform now provides a remote support solution designed to provide your teams with the technical connectivity they need for partnership working, leadership and the measurement and mobilisation of …

by Heather Smith

Kali Care has developed and deployed a remote monitoring cloud based platform targetting COVID-19.  They have also connected devices that collect data, but their platform is device agnostic and they can collect data  from any connected devices.  Their devices measure medication-intake, humidity, and temperature of a room in continue and in real time.  They use 4G system …

by Heather Smith

About TechForce19 NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. Challenge overview THE CHALLENGE: SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY, VULNERABLE AND SELF-ISOLATING We believe new technologies can help support the vulnerable, elderly and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. Within this …

by Heather Smith

As schools across the UK close to most children, 8.2 million young people will now be kept at home. (1) Embracing their love of smartphones, apps can keep children and young people engaged with their health and wellbeing, as well as relieving pressure on the NHS. App stores are, however, unregulated, and 85% of apps do not …

by Heather Smith

WHO is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, …

by Heather Smith

What it means, why it’s necessary, when is it beneficial At European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) we just published a video about Medication Safety. The video talks about the risks of polypharmacy, the concurrent use of many medications, which occurs more and more often due to the ageing populations in the EU. The video was …

by Heather Smith

Back in 2014-2017, Blue Ocean Robotics created a self-driving disinfection robot in a pre-commercial procurement for a buyers group from several Danish regions. Since then, the Danish start-up attracted $34M USD Venture Capital, experienced a steep growth to dkk 800 million valuation and +100 employees, and is tipped to become Denmark’s next unicorn. The company …

by Heather Smith

Message from DHI CEO, Professor George Crooks The global and local impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is monitored daily by our Senior Management Team to ensure that we follow the most up to date Government advice and recommendations and those of our host institution, the University of Strathclyde. The next few weeks and months will …

by Heather Smith

Irish-owned patient portal firm responds to urgent need to support GPs and primary care providers & their patients in the wake of COVID19 What Is the HSE COVID 19 Portal? The HSE COVID19 Portal is a simple digital tool designed to optimise clinician and patient safety. This care-enabling technology supports clinicians to keep people well …

by Heather Smith

Created by 2 practising NHS GPs Farrukh Shamshad and Saima Qurban, it allows patients using their smartphones or tablets to consult with clinicians using desktop or smart device. It’s simple to set up. We wanted to help with the response to the Corona virus. GP&Me is working in association with The Martin Bell Partnership. We’ve got …

by Heather Smith

Facing the Crisis Together The COVID-19 crisis has kick-started a need for rapid public sector innovation: a global flurry to find solutions for an unexpected crisis. Few governments has been fully prepared to deal with a crisis of this nature, and many are working hard to rally resources and unify experts from across the public, …

by Heather Smith

El ISCIII lanza el Fondo COVID-19 para financiar proyectos que mejoren a corto plazo el conocimiento del virus y el manejo de la enfermedad El Fondo cuenta con 24 millones de euros, aprobados en el Real Decreto-ley de medidas urgentes y extraordinarias frente al COVID-19 Podrán presentarse propuestas que desarrollen nuevas herramientas preventivas, diagnósticas y …

by Heather Smith

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread globally, remote health monitoring can help to support citizens at home and target clinical interventions where they will be most effective. For citizens with long term conditions, who are in isolation or quarantine, those infected or simply vulnerable in general, technology can enable the right care to be delivered …

by Heather Smith

The Central Finland Wellbeing Act video series creates a view to what citizens of Central Finland see important for their everyday wellbeing, and how it can be enhanced. In newly published five videos, Central Finns share their thoughts on wellbeing from the perspectives of work, leisure, learning, exercise and accessibility.  The video series interviews a …

by Heather Smith

We are committed to working with our customers and staff to minimise the effects of COVID-19 and continue to monitor the advice from Government. We have taken active steps aimed at business continuity in a pandemic situation. We have further examined all areas of our business and supply chain to understand potential risk areas specific …

by Heather Smith

Several European organisations have expressed their concern about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health research and innovation ongoing projects and current calls for proposals.  In this Position Paper they stress the need for a careful assessment of such impact and the postponement of the April deadlines for the H2020 Societal Challenge …

by Heather Smith

Today, the European Commission launched an advisory panel on COVID-19 composed of epidemiologists and virologists from different Member States to formulate EU guidelines on science-based and coordinated risk management measures. This panel, which was created following a mandate by EU Member States, will be chaired by the Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and co-chaired by Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health …

by Heather Smith

In order to face the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lombardy Region has launched an international call for sanitary equipment. In attached you can find the list of materials needed to protect physicians and sanitary personnel facing the next 2 months of SARS-coV-19 emergency. ARIA S.p.A. the central purchasing company of the Lombardy Region, can be reached at gare@ariaspa.it  Thank you …

by Heather Smith

The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied. The precise new deadlines for each call and topic will be published on the call and …

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 second release of SmartWork newsletter has been launched by ECHAlliance this month. We are responsible of the WP9 related to Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation of this running project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. Not signed up to Newsletter yet? Do it now and discover more about how SmartWork creates …

by Heather Smith