The Human Brain Project’s Education Programme organises this event for young researchers to get an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives. Registration is free of charge and open until 9 April. The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming …

by Heather Smith

On a recent day at a hospital in western Beijing, a cancer radiologist named Chongchong Wu loaded a suspicious-looking lung scan into a computer program resembling Photoshop. A neural network trained on thousands of example scans highlighted nodules in red squares, which she examined carefully. She corrected two false positives where the network mistakenly identified …

by Heather Smith

Big data could not only benefit large companies, but also provide knowledge about a society’s health, for example. Image credit – Pxhere/876718, licensed under CC0 Big data has given scientists – and companies – a treasure trove of new information for analysing, understanding and predicting human behaviour, but it’s also thrown up a raft of …

by Heather Smith

Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost? Vasenka Photography/Flickr, CC BY To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making. They decide how technologies and Big Data are being used or deployed in creating smart cities, …

by Heather Smith

The Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. The expert group will also draw up a proposal for guidelines on AI ethics, building on today’s statement by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. From better healthcare to …

by Heather Smith

This week, Gallup and Sharecare released 2017 results from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which found significant declines in well-being across U.S. Findings painted a bleak picture of the well-being of Americans with zero states improving well-being by a statistically significant measure – marking a first in the nearly 10-year history of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. …

by Heather Smith

We are delighted to welcome the Ecosystem lechyid Digidol Cymru / Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW), as our newest member of the International Connected Health Ecosystem Network.  The first gathering took place on Tuesday March 6 in Cardiff, Wales. The mornings agenda provided a number of interesting and inspiring inputs from key stakeholders, each also …

by Heather Smith

LactApp Women’s Health is a Barcelona based startup, building tech products that empower women. The company’s initial focus has been to develop a breastfeeding ecosystem with three main areas: customized, verified and accessible information, professional support and building a mother to mother network. Reason #1 – Impressive Traction LactApp has proven to have found a real user pain.  In 2017- …

by Heather Smith

Created under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the digital health technology catalyst aims to address challenges around the development of digital health innovations to improve outcomes for patients and at a lower cost. A range of technology is welcomed to help with clinical decision making or improving disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and long-term care.  Submission …

by Heather Smith

Transformation to digital healthcare is well underway and the future hospital is not a dream, it is real. One of the most important projects that the OuluHealth ecosystem in Oulu is currently involved in is the Future Hospital OYS 2030 programme. The main idea behind this initiative is to modernize the Oulu University Hospital (OYS) in a …

by Heather Smith

About 70 participants were present at the University of Oulu, where the Ecosystem Day was held on 21 February 2018. Oulu is well known as a centre of innovation, world-class expertise in health and communications technologies as well as its unique OuluHealth ecosystem. Last Ecosystem Day focused on the contribution of bioresearch to the development …

by Heather Smith

370 participants attended the 6th Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing (EIP on AHA) held on 27 and 28 February. The EIP-AHA partners discussed how to align themselves to the actions of the Digital Single Market and the future Commission Communication on Digital Transformation of Health and Care. …

by Heather Smith

We’re excited to share a new infographic on the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). The SHIN-NY helps facilitate patient-centered care and supports New York State in achieving better care for patients, lower costs, and healthier communities.

by Heather Smith

Cross-border activities in health care in Europe are increasing, and most of these are related to eHealth. The eHealth HUB Legal and Regulatory services offer support and guidance to SMEs or startups working on digital health solutions throughout Europe. The eHealth HUB Network of Regulatory and Reimbursement Experts can help with complying with regulatory requirements for CE certification …

by Heather Smith

As part of this year’s EIP on AHA conference of partners, ECHAlliance co-organised a packed session on Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the WE4AHA Horizon 2020 project. Brian O’Connor, Alexia Zurkuhlen and Andy Bleaden joined with the EU Commission,  EIT Health and the AAL fund to lead a session about getting innovators to …

by Heather Smith

As part of ECHAlliance’s ongoing support of the EIP on AHA Reference Sites Collaborative Network, Andy Bleaden led a knowledge exchange session of all the four star reference sites in the EIP on AHA. This had been organised by the Southern Denmark Region EU Office  Here all the sites gave practical examples from THEIR reference …

by Heather Smith

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Coalition of the Willing and cooperation with the CORAL networkBrian O’Connor, Andy Bleaden and Alexia Zurkuhlen took part in the CORAL Partner meeting giving a presentation on the use of Robotics in Health and Social Care as well as discussing potential funding collaboration for Horizon 2020 funding …

by Julia Worcman

As part of this year’s EIP on AHA conference of partners, ECHAlliance co-organised a packed session on Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the WE4AHA Horizon 2020 project. Brian O’Connor, Alexia Zurkuhlen and Andy Bleaden joined with the EU Commission,  EIT Health and the AAL fund to lead a session about getting innovators to …

by Julia Worcman

 New Approach to Social Prescribing Relieves Pressure on GPs A new partnership between the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, EMIS Health and tech for good company, Elemental Software, is set to make it easier for GPs to refer patients to social prescribing hubs in their local areas and track the impact of …

by Heather Smith

Barcelona, Wednesday 28 February 2018 Deploying digital health: Do it because you can, do it because it’s hard, do it because it’s human. >>>Register now for DHWS19<<< Digital Technology when effectively deployed really does improve patient outcomes. During Day 2 of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit 2018 the hand-picked, invite-only audience heard from experts with …

by Heather Smith

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) from medical images has been used to help radiologists for many years. But with the use of High Performance Computing and deep learning algorithms for automatic recognition of complicated patterns in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or whole-slide histopathology images (WSI), the capabilities of CAD systems have the potential to …

by Heather Smith

Barcelona, Tuesday 27 February 2018 Data: The future of hospitals? Highlights from Day 1 of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit 2018 >>>Register now for #DHWS19<<< With digital health being touted as the solution to the challenges facing healthcare systems around the world the #DHWS18 commenced today with 200 delegates hearing from experts in the …

by Heather Smith

Register for the Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing 27/02/2018 to 28/02/2018When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018Where: European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000, Brussels, Belgium      Registration for this event has now closed The next Conference of Partners will take place on 27-28 February in …

by Julia Worcman

The e-revolution in healthcare is yet to reach its potential across Europe because of perceived reliability, data protection concerns, and a lack of health system endorsement, concludes a report published today by Incisive Health International. Report: Taking the pulse of eHealth in the EU From the eHealth priority of the outgoing Estonian Presidency of the …

by Heather Smith

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DG CONNECT AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Roberto Viola I see more and more articles and tweets about the possible applications of artificial intelligence. The predictions concern various sectors: from healthcare and industry to entertainment and employment, such as described in the article by Karsten Strauss in The Forbes about apps that scan …

by Heather Smith

According to e-estonia.com, Estonia has been included in the list as one of the most valuable success stories in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) by the World Bank Group report of 2017. The exchange of information and data between different smart devices is already part of our daily lives. Multinational companies like General Electrics – which has shifted …

by Heather Smith

In Brussels on the 30th January, 50 of the DHS Task Forces members  met in the premises of the Northern Ireland Office in Brussels.  The DHS Task Forces are part of the DHS movement initiated last year during the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council, by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the …

by Heather Smith

Blockchain is the best known distributed ledger technology. A ledger is a database which keeps a final and definitive record of transactions. Records, once stored, cannot be tampered without leaving behind a clear track. Blockchain enables a ledger to be held in a network across a series of nodes, which avoids one centralised location and …

by Heather Smith