Our first ever Transylvania Digital Health Ecosystem by FreshBlood took place in Romania on 9 May and was organised in partnership with Fresh Blood in Cluj Napoca. The event focussed on the theme of “Driving better healthcare through multi-sector stakeholder collaboration: the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) experience” A wider range of sessions were covered …

by Matt Grek

The Ecosystem event took place in Santiago de Compostela on 8 May 2019 during the same week as the Spanish National hospital event 21CNH (also in Santiago de Compostela) and featured: Input from ECHAlliance members EfficienC with Steve Avery A presentation from Xabi Zabala from Tunstall A session dedicated to looking at funding, new opportunities …

by Matt Grek

Visible data will transform healthcare The healthcare industry is facing many unique challenges that must be addressed simultaneously in order for all stakeholders in the care pathway to benefit fully from the promise of precision medicine and technology. Chief Medical Officer at Guardtime Health, Ain Aaviksoo, explains these challenges and how blockchain and other new …

by Matt Grek

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we sent them directly to our members earlier in April. Many of those opportunities have deadlines which have now passed but you may still be interested in these last few that are still open from …

by Matt Grek

On 26th of April 2019 Welfare Tech gathered 100 representatives from the Danish Ecosystem and discussed the scaled deployment of video consultations and video visits in social care and healthcare.

by Matt Grek

Healthcare providers are taking a closer look at their digital health programs and working on ways to improve access, open the door to new uses and find new ways to make mHealth data work for them. Republished from: https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/health-systems-are-taking-a-more-mature-look-at-digital-health By Eric Wicklund Health systems are starting to rethink their mHealth strategies – in terms of both …

by Matt Grek

First published on: https://reviewstocksvalue.com/2019/05/09/connected-health-and-wellness-devices-market-outlook-2014-2025-omron-healthcare-mckesson-philips-healthcare/ Global Connected Health And Wellness Devices Market Overview: The latest report on the Global Connected Health And Wellness Devices Market suggests a positive growth rate in the coming years. Analysts have studied the historical data and compared it with the current market scenario to determine the trajectory this market will take in the …

by Matt Grek

Get involved in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Facilitating the deployment of large-scale innovative digitally-enabled solutions for health and care delivery for older adults.

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First published by NHS England: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/05/nhs-funds-handheld-headache-busting-device-as-part-of-long-term-plan/ A device that can zap away excruciating headaches is to receive NHS England funding from a scheme that helps to spread the use of world-leading technology across the health service. Now the NHS will fund a handheld gadget that uses low-levels of electric current to disrupt pain signals and …

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ECHAlliance member, Better by Marand, has won the tender to deliver openEHR Clinical Data Repositories to build the HiGHmed platform for three university hospitals in Germany: Heidelberg, Göttingen and Hanover. HiGHmed joins forces to create three Medical Data Integration Centers (MeDICs) based on a generic and scalable reference architecture for integrating data from care, research, …

by Matt Grek

We recently caught up with Gisela Garcia-Alvarez of the Galician Health Ecosystem who gave us an update on what she thinks about ECHAlliance!

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The Connectathon, which included over 3000 interoperability tests of health information systems, was held in Rennes in April 2019. It gathered more than 350 people from 89 companies and 18 countries.  Connectathon is a five-day ‘connectivity marathon’ for testing the interoperability of health information systems. It is a unique opportunity for vendors to test the …

by Matt Grek

A prize for the health organization that best uses and promotes the FHIR International Patient Summary (IPS). The competition closes on 15th May 2019 for The Trillium II Prize.

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Smartwork project is calling for office workers aged 55+ to fill in an online questionnaire about their working routine, tasks and health status.

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Latest news, events & funding opportunities from the Manchester Ecosystem.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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.

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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.

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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