World experts say in the symposium ‘Rethinking Healthcare for the Future’ that age is not a medical issue, but social  “The magic word is affection, a cross-cutting concept that runs through governments, policies, cities, communities, organizations and families. Our elders need affection, however our society, which coexists with great technological advances, silences aging, turns its …

by Heather Smith

The IT capability and capacity of the HSE has been assessed and determined to be a level two organisation on the IVI’s Maturity Scale. This is a solid foundation for growth but is a basic level. The roadmap for the future Martin outlined envisages us moving to operating as an advanced level four organisation by …

by Heather Smith

We are delighted to announce that Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA, was named Entrepreneur of the Year, in the Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise 2018 Awards. The judges assessed organisations from across the region, looking for high levels of growth, strong financial performance and innovation. Under Liz’s management, ORCHA has grown from an innovative health …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission has put forward ambitious yet realistic proposals for a modern EU budget. It is time for an EU budget that reflects rapid developments in innovation, the economy, the environment and geopolitics, amongst others. The Commission is putting forward modern, clearer and simpler EU financial rules that ensure the EU budget delivers on …

by Heather Smith

Carme Pratdepàdua holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in training secondary school, vocational training and language teachers by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.  She has more than 10 years of experience in leading projects in the technological sector, and for more than six years working in health projects. Ms Pratdepadua is specialised …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance member ‘Health Tech Lab’ facilitated the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Serbia – Working Group-WG meeting, in Belgrade, on June 21st; at the ICT Hub Playground, a young home of budding Serbian entrepreneurs, creatives and startups.  Key stakeholders in Serbian Health and Care attended, including the Ministry of Health, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering-IMGGE, GDPR …

by Heather Smith

Senior officials from the European Commission (EC), together with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held their 2018 bilateral meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 18 and 19 June. The two-day bilateral regulatory dialogue allowed the strategic partners to review their ongoing cooperative initiatives, discuss strategic priorities for the coming …

by Heather Smith

As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is today proposing to renew the ‘Connecting Europe Facility’, with €42.3 billion to support investments in the European infrastructure networks for transport (€30.6 billion), energy (€8.7 billion) and digital (€3 billion). This represents a 47% increase compared to 2014-2020[1], showing the EU’s commitment …

by Heather Smith

Health will have a strong dimension in the next EU budget. Following the adoption of the new Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027 on 2 May, the Commission adopted today the legislative proposal for a new European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Programme. The health strand of the ESF+ Programme shall support public health policies …

by Heather Smith

The Commission has appointed 52 experts to the new High Level Group on Artificial Intelligence. The Group, consisting of representatives of academia, business, and civil society, will support the implementation of the EU Communication on Artificial Intelligence published in April 2018. The High-Level Expert Group will make recommendations on how to address mid-and long-term challenges and opportunities …

by Heather Smith

Thoughts on Citizen Empowerment and Person-centred Care Everywhere you look in the medical literature at the moment you find references to citizen empowerment and person-centred care. I suspect that these phrases are often included because there is an expectation by the author that they must be included! However, the real challenge is how do you …

by Heather Smith

Twenty-four teams from Finland and beyond were invited to face the challenges of the OuluHealth Hack. They brainstormed in Oulu to find innovations that will shake up the future health care industry. Health care is undergoing digital transformation, which brings numerous challenges and the need for improvements. To answer these needs OuluHealth and Ultrahack have …

by Heather Smith

LIFT99 wrote in their blog about investments into Estonian startups. They are thrilled to announce that 2018 is going to be a record year for Estonian startups! Tehnopol is happy to say that there are some startups from our campus as well! 6 months in, we’re just €30 M short of swooshing by last year’s results. Here’s …

by Heather Smith

A delegation from Taiwan, with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) supported by the company ASUS, has participated in the three last PULSE consortium meetings held in Barcelona (November 2017), Pavia (February 2018) and Belgrade (May 2018) to first better understand the approach and the objectives of the PULSE project. Aligning with national initiatives around …

by Heather Smith

Digital transformation holds the key to unlocking future growth in Europe. Through new funding projects, the next long-term EU budget – the European Multiannual Financial Framework – will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap for the 2021-2027 period. View the full factsheet Article Source: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/investing-future-digital-transformation-2021-2027

by Heather Smith

£2.5BN British Patient Capital Programme Launched To Enable Long-Term Investment In Innovative Companies Across The UK British Patient Capital fulfils the Chancellor’s 2017 Autumn Budget commitment and one of the outcomes of the Patient Capital Review British Patient Capital will support UK businesses with high growth potential to access the long-term financing that will enable …

by Heather Smith

Over the past three days, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol hosted 20 startups around Europe to create another batch of ambassadors and potential foreign entrepreneurs to whom the Baltic and Nordic market entry point would be here. Even though Tallinn is considered to be one of the smallest startup communities in Europe, the digital services provided …

by Heather Smith

Less reliance on hospitals & more care closer to home – Health Secretary outlines revolution in Wales’ health & social care The proposals are set out in the Welsh Government’s long-term plan for the future of health and social care in Wales, A Healthier Wales, which focuses on providing more joined-up services, in community settings …

by Heather Smith

Christian Estrosi, the Major of Nice, has made the issue of Health one of his major priorities. With respect to this, the City of Nice has directed its efforts towards improving the quality of life of its inhabitants: 1. Since 2015 has implemented an innovative health policy to address arising health challenges 2. Incorporated the …

by Heather Smith

In recent years, artificial intelligence has left the machine room and entered the world of mainstream business. Within the next five years, AI will have a major impact in all industries, according to research conducted by BCG and MIT Sloan Management Review. The research found that more than 70% of executives expect AI to play a …

by Heather Smith

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious …

by Heather Smith

The big challenges that the healthcare systems are facing were discussed, great innovative solutions have been presented by large corporates or start-ups, but one conclusion is shared among all the participants, the implementation of these solutions is still challenging and sustainable models have still to be defined. We are living in exciting times, where the …

by Matt Grek

RMIT Europe will host this symposium as a collaboration with the International Network of Ecosystems of ECHAlliance as part of the ECHA Catalan Ecosystem Don’t miss this upcoming half-day symposium and networking lunch on how design and technology can transform healthcare for an ageing population. This is a must-attend event for people working across the health ecosystem …

by Matt Grek

Next PULSE workshop will take place at the 16th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics (iCOST conference) hosted in Singapore, from 10th to 12th July 2018. This year the conference is colocated with the World Cities Summit. The workshop will be held on the 10th July 2018 and will consist in …

by Julia Worcman

CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden Changes in Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System would advance price transparency and interoperability Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their …

by Heather Smith

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate new patient insights in breast cancer White Paper This report documents the approach and findings of a pilot commissioned by Roche Singapore Pte Ltd. and initiated by IQVIA. The study found that patients with different stages of breast cancer in Singapore have different concerns and needs. The report makes …

by Heather Smith

By using big data, the EU-funded BigO project aims to redefine the way policy strategies targeting childhood obesity are designed and deployed in European societies. Childhood and adolescent obesity is a major global and European public health problem. Currently, public actions are detached from local needs, mostly including indiscriminate blanket policies and single-element strategies, limiting …

by Heather Smith

On May 7th, the CSG organized a seminar on opportunities for Galician companies of the health sector in Europe, with the support of the Vigo Free Zone Consortium. The morning program focused on a presentation of the ECHAlliance health ecosystem network (www.echalliance.com), led by Joan Cornet, member of the director committee. The main objective of …

by Matt Grek
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