ECHAlliance member Better by Marand won the National Electronic Health Records and related support and maintenance tender in Malta. Its National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) will use our Better Platform to implement a mature, future-proof national EHR and care coordination platform for collecting and storing patient health data. The Better Platform will make health data …

by Heather Smith

Panel on Medical Revolution was moderated by Damjan Damnjanovic and Ivana Kostic Co-founders of the of Health Tech Lab from Serbia. At the beginning, Ivana used this opportunity and announced that Health Tech Lab has become National expert and International Jury member for the United Nations based World Summit Awards for solutions (not only startups) with outstanding Digital Innovations with …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance is delighted to be taking part in the External Advisory Board for a European project called MULTI-ACT, which has been funded through Horizon 2020 as part of the Science with and for Society Programme.  Our Funding Lead Andy Bleaden will take part in the first External Advisory Board meeting which will take place in Milan on 9 April.  Andy commented “We are very …

by Heather Smith

by Joan Cornet One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Treatments are available, but nearly two-thirds of people with a …

by Heather Smith

On March 28, 2019 we organized the second congress ‘Online help for well-being and health’. More than 260 participants took part in the congress. The emphasis was on ‘blended help’, the thoughtful combination of face-to-face contact and online help. The online help thesis prize was also awarded during the congress. This edition was not one, but two winners. Both …

by Heather Smith

On 14th March Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol hosted an Estonian Health Cluster event for 45 participants from different parties. Evaluation perspectives were presented by Estonian Health Insurance Fund, The North Estonia Medical Centre, Connected Health Cluster and digital health companies. Kristian Kidholm from Odense University shared their experience based on evaluation tool MAST (vs NICE). …

by Heather Smith

On 13 March over 80 delegates across health, social care and the developer community came together to find out more about working with APIs to develop innovative solutions. If you weren’t able to make it or want to relive the highlights from this fantastic event, watch the video. To join DHEW, contact digital@lshubwales.com

by Heather Smith

As agents of digital transformation for healthcare and social welfare sectors we work to adapt technological solutions to serve people now and in the future. With a focus on innovation, we believe that sharing knowledge enriches the path to progress for all. At TIC Salut Social, we work to identify, discuss and promote the various approaches …

by Heather Smith

In March 2019 Tic Salut Social hosted their second annual event. The entertaining session included sharing their  2019 Map of Trends, which includes annual results about ICT implementation in the Catalan Healthcare system. 2019 Map of Trends annual report:  

by Heather Smith

On the 20th and 21st of March 2019, ECHAlliance took part to two workshops arranged by DigitalHealthEurope at the 3rd Portugal eHealth Summit, in Lisbon. The events were organised together with Partners of the European Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society. In line with the project’s overarching goal, the two workshops aimed to …

by Heather Smith

In late March, PULSE and ACTIVAGE projects, have presented their innovative approach during a dedicated seminar organised by ASUS Cloud at the Smart City & Expo in Taipei. In particular, during the Session1: Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments, a group of experts from the consortium led by the Project Coordinator Maria Fernanda Cabrera, has shown how the PULSE project can accelerate the …

by Heather Smith

Over 120 delegates from across industry, academia, the NHS, Social Care, and wider public sector, gathered at Haydock Park Racecourse on 27 March 2019 to hear about the vast array of digital technology that promises to change the way we deliver care and manage workforce logistics. The 18th Connected Health Ecosystem meeting was opened by a …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, International Projects Manager for ECHAlliance, comments:  We introduced the new ‘Funding Opportunities’ section to our Newsletter a few months ago. It’s based on feedback from many of our members and partners that target funding opportunities. We know that there are many opportunities, and it can be hard to keep up to date with …

by Heather Smith

SmartWork, a European project to design and create age-friendly living and working spaces, has just launched its website. SmartWork, which began in January 2019, is developing a suite of smart services in a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability. In other words, supporting ageing people to work for longer by unobtrusive sensing and monitoring of …

by Heather Smith

Background The Digital Health Society, DHS (https://thedigitalhealthsociety.com/), is an open multi-stakeholder network focusing on improving healthcare for all Europeans by better and smarter use of digital technologies. One of the main challenges in this field is getting the right information at the right place in a way that is safe, secure and everyone understands what …

by Heather Smith

Background: It is expected that artificial intelligence (AI) will be used extensively in the medical field in the future. Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness of AI among Korean doctors and to assess physicians’ attitudes toward the medical application of AI.Methods: We conducted an online survey composed of 11 closed-ended questions using Google …

by Heather Smith

Any current discussion of artificial intelligence in the workforce centers on how it will impact — or outright replace — certain departments or even employees. But that’s not the most pragmatic conversation for venture capitalists. considering AI’s utility in identifying the most interesting startup investments. InReach Ventures co-founder Roberto Bonanzinga, for example, is investing $7 million on …

by Heather Smith

AAL Forum 2019 Call for Workshops – deadline extended!Deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to 1 April 2019 New, regular and aspiring AAL community participants are encouraged to submit a contribution to the event in the form of a workshop. This year, leveraging the lessons learnt over 10 previous AAL Forums and looking …

by Heather Smith

MedTech is a high growth sector for UK plc, with jobs up 17% in the last ten years in contrast to other sectors such as biopharma1 MedTech jobs now account for 40% of life sciences employment in the UK2 The NHS spends £6bn a year on MedTech, with significant growth opportunities New resource will help …

by Heather Smith

Press release from NICE  On Monday 4 March 2019 NICE published an updated version of its evidence standards framework for digital health technologies (DHTs) that sets out the evidence requirements for different types of DHTs.  The updated edition takes into account feedback from stakeholders after the first version was published in December 2018. The standards …

by Heather Smith

On paper, they are health care’s most promising upstarts — companies using data and software to detect the onset of debilitating diseases, deliver medical advice and treatments online, and monitor patients’ steps, sleep, weight, blood sugar, and heart function. In 2018, digital health firms had a record year, raking in $8.1 billion from investors buying …

by Heather Smith

How can countries in the Region design and invest in digital innovations that strengthen health systems to achieve better health for all? More than 300 decision-makers, policy experts and researchers from 50 countries gathered at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems on 6–8 February 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss the …

by Heather Smith

What began as an app to build healthy habits has grown into a digital health hub that makes navigating the black diamonds of health considerably less scary. As a former ski instructor, Chris Cutter is partial to skiing metaphors when describing LifeDojo, the employee health company he founded in 2013. It goes something like this. Imagine it’s your …

by Heather Smith

Democratising patient power will improve people’s ability to manage their own health, regardless of income Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the healthcare industry. If the two can join forces on a global scale in 2019, with the right investment and the right approach, AI could …

by Heather Smith

With as many as 120 patients per day at its ED, emergency physicians at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center keep pretty busy. That frantic pace makes it hard to complete tedious, yet critical processes like performing a thorough medication reconciliation for patients being triaged in the emergency department.  “Medication reconciliation has been really problematic when …

by Heather Smith

Early data from the Apple Heart Study is now in the wild, but others are still investigating how the Apple Watch could play a role in personal health and clinical research. Just last week, the University of Michigan announced that it has launched a new three-year study that pairs Apple Watch user data with information from EHRs, …

by Heather Smith

‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ – a coalition of influential non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations, think-tanks, trade associations and individual companies — has launched a manifesto calling on the European Union to make health and well-being a top priority after May’s European Elections in a bid to unlock Europe’s economic and social potential. Launching its …

by Heather Smith

Many GPs support digital primary care but say it needs to be based on evidence and shouldn’t disadvantage patients with complex health needs. Gareth Iacobucci reports Digital healthcare is “not about replacing GPs” but about “leveraging the very best technologies such as artificial intelligence and trying to remove the unnecessary [workload] burden that we currently face,” London’s …

by Heather Smith

Venture capital fundraising among healthcare startups was down on a year-over-year basis last month. Startups raised $1.88 billion in February, according to an analysis conducted by Pitchbook for Forbes. That’s down 28% from February 2018’s record $2.61 billion total fundraising count. But don’t be fooled, startups still raised a lot of money last month. The …

by Heather Smith

Stanford Medicine today reported results of the Apple Heart Study, the largest study ever of its kind, which enrolled over 400,000 participants from all 50 states in a span of only eight months. Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checks the heart’s rhythm in the background …

by Heather Smith