Medication Safety video – Polypharmacy – recommendations Medicines Optimisation Working Group about How to make Polypharmacy Safer 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 …

by Heather Smith

Have a look at the  EU_SHAFE project first newsletter •             What is the innovative character of EU_SHAFE? •             A chat with Maddalena Ilario, Head of Health’s Innovation Programme at the Regional •             What are latest news? •             In which events EU_SHAFE took part? READ THE NEWSLETTER NOW HERE Not signed up to Newsletter yet? Do it now …

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Elemental customers are adapting their service delivery in these uncertain times and are using Elemental to prioritise, record and track contact and create opportunities for non face to face support, connecting patients into their community. GPs can ‘go digital’ and still refer to Link Workers for anxious and lonely patients.  Elemental is being used in …

by Heather Smith

The Spanish innovative ecosystem has reacted spontaneously to the coronavirus crisis , and without the mandate of any administration, nor of a large laboratory, has mobilized to design cheap solutions to the main threat looming over the health system: care to patients who require ventilation and who are at risk of not being able to receive it in time if there is a …

by Heather Smith

Developing and sharing open source methodologies to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using multiple approaches. by David Kong, Zach Mueller, Thomas Landrain The goal of this project is to develop an open source methodology to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using tools as common as possible.  How to join the project: 0- Read through …

by Heather Smith

Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center, where you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on Novel Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19 and its temporary title 2019-nCoV). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients. Under the ‘Research’ tab you will find the latest early stage …

by Heather Smith

Rapid support for research into coronaviruses and their impact Following the serious SARS and MERS epidemics of the past, another coronavirus has led to the Covid-19 epidemic, a public health emergency of global proportions. An intensification of research efforts is therefore urgently needed. For this reason, the SNSF is supporting projects involving research into coronaviruses …

by Heather Smith

Deadline 14th of October 2020 Information for CfP2R Applicants – platform technologies to rapidly respond to Disease X This call for proposals invites applications for the development of innovative platform technologies that can be used to develop vaccines and other immunoprophylactics to rapidly respond to future outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases and unknown pathogens, known …

by Heather Smith

Specific Challenge: Deadline: 31st of March 2020 The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been declared by WHO as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern according to the International Health Regulation. It is crucial to rapidly gain a better understanding of the newly identified virus, especially in relation to potential clinical and public health measures …

by Heather Smith

With the increasing threat of Coronavirus across the globe Better want to help. Across Europe we are already supporting the data capture, data modelling and providing apps to help clinicians respond to the Coronavirus spread.  The Better platform already securely supports over 22 million patients over 500+ hospitals across 15 countries worldwide. Using our platform and …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission is calling for startups and SMEs with technologies and innovations that could help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council. The deadline for applications to the EIC Accelerator is 17:00 on Wednesday 18 March (Brussels local time). With …

by Heather Smith

As the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise across the UK, the government has released its latest guidance on managing the impact of the outbreak – including asking people to self-isolate if showing symptoms. With less patients attending general practices in person, and an increasing number of people choosing to …

by Heather Smith

At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (a specific virus that causes human and animal disease) was identified as the cause of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread thereafter, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, with quick spread globally, affecting now nearly every continent. Understanding …

by Heather Smith

Remote, digital monitoring of Chronic Patients with COPD, CVD or Liver Failure University Hospital of Odense (OUH) is one of Denmark’s largest university hospitals, having more than 10,000 employees and supporting approximately 105,000 patients per year. OUH has a reputation for Research and Development, and for leading the field in applying healthcare technology as a …

by Heather Smith

Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 disease the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth has decided to reschedule the #eHealth2020 International Conference from 20-22 April 2020, to the new dates. New dates for the conference are 30 September – 2 October 2020. All pre-existing registrations will be transferred to the new conference dates. …

by Heather Smith

In February, HealthDay.si, the Slovenian ECHAlliance ecosystem, selected Generation 2.0 of DIH.HealthDay.si among all the companies that are registered in its innovation register or have entered it by January 31st. DIH.HealthDay.si a program dedicated to accelerating the progression of digital health solutions into the Slovenian healthcare system. In 2019 the Generation 1.0 was selected, here’s the Generation 2.0. Sugarbyte with Easycarb – …

by Heather Smith

KeHO – Central Finland Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem had its 8th networking event on 6th March in the beautiful Jyväskylä City Hall. We gathered together to discuss different points of view on digital innovations in health and wellbeing. Senior Specialist Lasse Laitinen from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment attended this KeHO networking event to discuss the Ministry aims to …

by Heather Smith

On 11 February 2020, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Commissioner Gabriel launched the 7th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Applications are now open until Tuesday 21 April at 17:00 CET (Brussels time). If you think you have what it takes to become the next EU Woman Innovator, don’t miss …

by Heather Smith

Learn how to use data to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care #Call4Twinnings DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) has launched the 2020 Call for Twinnings with the aim of facilitating the scaling-up of digital transformation for health and care in Europe. Real opportunities will be offered to sites and regions throughout Europe to get together, …

by Heather Smith

Last week, we had the opportunity to ask some questions to one of our partners from Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Carina Dantas. Here below the full interview. What is the main role of Cáritas Coimbra in SmartWork? Caritas Coimbra has a very strong role in this project, leading two work packages – at the level …

by Heather Smith

As part of Greater Manchester’s commitment to developing social prescribing across the region, health tech innovation company Elemental has been selected as its main digital social prescribing provider. Greater Manchester comprises 10 areas (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop, Trafford, and Wigan), with a population of 2.8 million …

by Heather Smith

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, March 17th, 2020 – Recognizing the mutual benefits of uniting the research, industrial, and scientific communities and strengthening ties between health and wellness ecosystems dedicated to aging issues, ECHAlliance (the European Connected Health Alliance) and TechnoMontréal (the Technology Cluster of Greater Montreal) have signed an agreement to promote collaborations between both ecosystems within the …

by Heather Smith

On the 11th March ECHAlliance will take part in 2 exciting events in Bucharest Flag of Moldova From 16h to 18h, Development of a Bucharest Digital Health Ecosystem From 18h to 21h, joint event hosted by Fresh Blood and EITHealth entitled: Funding for Healthcare Innovators Venue: Both events will take place at Commons Unirii Bucharest …

by Heather Smith

When: 14 May, 16 July and 17 SeptemberWhere: Quaker House, Liverpool Applications are open to a six-month coached programme from our Coaching Academy, focused on supporting individuals who have innovations to improve and support Mental Health in the Workplace. The aim is to enable health and care professionals to improve the quality of care through implementing innovation. …

by Heather Smith

Thanks to La Vanguardia for inviting ECHAlliance to this interesting panel discussion about “How new technologies improve the efficiency of the health system” Cada vez vivimos más años y quien llega a edades avanzadas lo hace con mejores condiciones. Tenemos una población que, a menudo, sufre enfermedades crónicas y que demanda una atención médica constante. La investigación desarrolla …

by Heather Smith

Brussels, Belgium, 3 March 2020 – the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching a fast-track Call for proposals on the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle current and future coronavirus outbreaks. IMI is looking for proposals that address: the development of treatments to rapidly respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak and/or future coronavirus outbreaks …

by Heather Smith

On 19 February 2020 the EC published for consultation its white paper “On Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust”, giving us a clear view of the substantial changes the EC has in mind.  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a strategic technology that offers many benefits for citizens and the economy. It will change our lives by improving …

by Heather Smith

Global pharmaceutical company Ferrer announces Wellthy Therapeutics as the winner of Ferrer 4 Future, a first-ever open innovation program launched by the company in November 2019. The Ferrer 4 Future challenge was initiated by the Digital Health & Technology department at Ferrer, formed in 2019 with the goal to leverage digital health as a means …

by Heather Smith

Main highlights of the Awards ceremony held on 25th February 2020 in Barcelona More than 300 attendees learned more about the innovations implemented by the three finalists. Winners were ‘Technology enabled self-care’ (NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Docobo) who were selected by a jury of experts ‘E-Saúde’ (SERGAS and DXC Technology) received the Public Choice …

by Heather Smith