Cirdan is delighted to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with global healthcare firm, Beckton, Dickinson and Company (BD) to distribute its CoreLite™ specimen radiography system in the United States and Canada. CoreLite™, an innovative x-ray system that helps to speed up breast cancer diagnosis, is currently being distributed by BD throughout Europe. …

by Heather Smith

Member States, with the support of the Commission, have published guidelines to ensure interoperability between mobile tracing and warning apps across EU. These are common principles to ensure tracing apps can communicate with each other when required, so citizens only have to use one app to report a positive test or to receive an alert, …

by Heather Smith

Each year the ALLIANCE host the Self Management Awards which celebrate examples of good practice and promote a range of innovative self management activity happening across Scotland. The Awards create an opportunity: To promote self management activity across Scotland. For people and organisations championing self management to spread their learning and promote their work. To …

by Heather Smith

On 20 May 2020 the European Commission organised a webinar focusing on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs and Reference Sites (EIP on AHA) in the Digital transformation of Health and Care in the EU. This webinar was organised with a triple aim: it was an opportunity for the European Commission to present its plans …

by Heather Smith

£40 million of government funding to support the UK’s next generation of innovative businesses projects to benefit from the funding include virtual reality training platforms for surgeons, virtual farmers’ markets and other innovations borne out of the coronavirus pandemic funding comes from a £211 million government investment package to encourage businesses developing new technologies Innovative …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health & Care Institute is collaborating with a number of stakeholders in response to COVID-19. If you have a digital product, service or innovation that may be of use in the response to COVID-19 please contact Scottish Government.   Current funding opportunities Immediate Funding Opportunities from EIT Digital: DATA against COVID-19 UKRI – COVID – …

by Heather Smith

Prevention is better than cure : How 7 Ecosystems and ECHAlliance Members came together on the theme of Mental Health in COVID Times n the first of what will be a mini pop-up ecosystem series on the impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health services and provision, 7 of ECHAlliance’s Ecosystems from Northern Ireland, North West …

by Heather Smith

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals deployed Strata PathWaysTM to help streamline and automate their new Single Point of Discharge (SPoD) service for hospital patients. The integrated solution allows for hospital nursing staff to make a single, simple referral to the SPoD where the patient is reviewed, triaged and signposted into the most appropriate downstream out-of-hospital service. Project …

by Heather Smith

Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli and representatives of social service providers and users on their particularly challenging situation. Persons aged 65 years and above, especially …

by Heather Smith

The Commission will commit nearly €49 million to boost innovation in cybersecurity and privacy systems. The Commission announced today that it will commit nearly €41 million, through Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, to support 9 projects aimed at working on innovative cybersecurity and privacy solutions. Five of these new projects will concentrate …

by Heather Smith

Cirdan was delighted to be able to help Northern Pathology Victoria (NPV), the public pathology provider of Northern Health in Melbourne connect to the Australian Government’s My Health Record system. My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and can be accessed by all Australians. Healthcare professionals can access the …

by Heather Smith

Participating start-ups will be able to propose digital solutions for 3 challenges, the first one in the area of movement disorders, the second one in cognitive-behavioural disorders and the third one in chronic pain management The call will be launched on May 25th, 2020, at 6 pm CET, in a Live Streaming Event at streamingsf4F.com …

by Heather Smith

We invite you to submit your workshop proposal to create discussions and promote new ways of approaching either of the four tracks of the upcoming AAL Forum in Trieste. Workshops should be interactive and motivational sessions and follow the below described thematic areas dedicated to the upcoming Decade of Healthy Ageing.     The AAL Forum …

by Heather Smith

In April the DHEW team successfully finished work on a proof of concept project to integrate PROMs responses from third party suppliers into the NWIS National PROMs platform. The effective capture of PROMs data would benefit the long-term NHS Strategy – “A healthier Wales” – that includes Value-Based Healthcare. This data is required to feed the digital dashboards …

by Heather Smith

The University of Edinburgh is offering an exciting new online course in Health Data Science, which aims to equip healthcare professionals with the key foundations and data skills that are needed for data-driven innovation.  Join us to learn about key concepts, principles and methods of data science in health; to develop skills for effective data analysis using …

by Heather Smith

The Commission has mobilised another €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The new call for expressions of interest contributes to the Commission’s €1.4 billion pledge to the Coronavirus Global Response initiative, launched by President Ursula von der Leyen on 4 May 2020. The new call is the latest addition to a …

by Heather Smith

Equality and Wellbeing across Generations (EWG) is a joint transnational call for proposals. With major demographic change taking place across Europe and Canada, we are inviting researchers to submit proposals that explore:  How demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations? How policy can ensure that change results in a reduction in inequality? EWG …

by Heather Smith

The NET4AGE-FRIENDLY COST Action – International Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments was approved, in a call led by Cáritas Coimbra in a joint collaboration with AFEdemy, connecting researchers from 47 countries, as a follow-up of the work of these organizations coordinating the Stakeholders Network on SHAFE. Carina Dantas, Innovation Director at Cáritas Coimbra reports that “this action aims …

by Heather Smith

The 2020 Health Policy Platform Thematic Network ‘Profiling and training the healthcare workers of the future’, co-led by Health First Europe together with EHMA, and involving ECHAlliance between other relevant EU members, has held its second live streamed webinar entitled: “Preparing health care professionals to the ongoing digitalisation of care: Innovation readiness, digital leadership and literacy” …

by Heather Smith

A new Data Visualization tool for understanding the issues around ageing workforce The European Commission together with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) have designed a visualisation tool to allow easy and quick access to the results of its three-year project “Safer and healthier work at any age — occupational safety …

by Heather Smith

Who are the key stakeholders? Health Capital Helsinki is a three-year long project funded by a strong alliance: The cities of Helsinki and Espoo Two universities: the University of Helsinki and Aalto University Three universities of applied sciences: Metropolia, Haaga-Helia and Laurea Helsinki University Hospital, the largest hospital in Finland The team is a group …

by Heather Smith

Over the last year we have seen our membership grow and expand which as a member organisation means more connections and opportunities for our members and ecosystems. The value of this has been clearly demonstrated during the recent COVID-19 emergency with an increase in demand for collaboration and connections helped by our regular Member to …

by Heather Smith

This month we have two great news stories from our Bretagne Ecosystem – Biotech Santé Bretagne  The first relates to an Interreg Europe project called INTENCIVE which addresses the societal challenge of ageing society combined with decreasing population in rural and other remote areas. Most interesting is that this also includes partners from our Ecosystems and …

by Heather Smith

DoctorsForDoctors is an initiative that started in Serbia and consists of a core team of 20 professionals. The project is specially designed and standardized for monitoring and evaluating the health status of healthcare workers in multiple hospitals in Belgrade.  The collected data is being analyzed based on the experience of doctors and experts from several international …

by Heather Smith

Pure IP, a leading provider of SIP based enterprise voice communications, is proud to announce it has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner Status, the highest level of Microsoft’s widely-recognised partnership program. Pure IP’s technical capabilities have been recognised with Microsoft Competencies in both ‘Communications’ and ‘Windows and Devices’, demonstrating proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in …

by Heather Smith

Sitra’s working paper proposes 35 steps for implementing the European data strategy, highlighting the need to include personal data on the agenda. The European Commission’s new data strategy aims to create a common European data space, that is, a single market for data, which will allow data to flow freely within the EU and across …

by Heather Smith

We had the pleasure of hosting a very busy Pop-Up Ecosystem today focusing on the challenges in Home and Social Care with the COVID-19 Emergency. We have fantastic input from our Ecosystems in Italy, Wales, Greece, Northern Ireland and North West England and for the first time our soon to launch ecosystem in Montreal – …

by Heather Smith