By Wayan Vota on October 28, 2019 Countries rely on both routine health systems and campaign-based delivery to extend the reach of important health interventions such as accelerated disease control and delivery of life-saving health products and services. Many programs, including immunization, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, malaria, and polio regularly rely on such campaigns to manage the spread of disease …

by Julia Worcman

Call description The Republic of Korea, Finland and Sweden actively participating in Eurostars jointly announce a Promotional Call for Project Ideas within the Eurostars programme. The main objective of this call is to stimulate the generation of Eurostars projects. The call focuses on developing innovative products, applications and services with a strong market potential. Although Eurostars calls are open …

by Julia Worcman

A clutch of firms is generating the feedstock for machine-learning algorithms: tagged data Corporate boards are besotted with artificial intelligence. Worldwide spending on ai is expected to rise from $38bn this year to $98bn by 2023, estimates idc, a research firm. So far, though, only one in five companies aware of the technology’s potential has incorporated machine learning into …

by Heather Smith

Reducing inequalities, social exclusion and discrimination in Europe are among top EU priorities. By exploring new forms of innovation, strengthening the evidence base and engaging citizens, research is a powerful tool to address these challenges. Horizon2020 funding programme supports projects working on new solutions in this area via its Societal Challenge 6 ‘Europe in a …

by Heather Smith

Tehnopol Startup Incubator alumni and Connected Health cluster member Triumf Health ranked highly these past few weeks in European sponsored Horizon 2020 programs. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest Research and Innovation program and has been allocated close to €80 billion of funding over a 7 year period (2014-2020). Among various events, it co-sponsors the …

by Heather Smith

An online resource to support those living with dementia and their carers is now live. The apps4dementia library hosts a selection of safe and trusted apps which provide users with information and guidance on the condition, advice on self-care and how to carry on with their day-to-day activities for as long as possible. Developed in conjunction with …

by Heather Smith

Frontiers Health is a global event on digital health innovation with a strong focus on digital therapies, breakthrough technologies, healthcare transformation, investments and ecosystem development. Elisa Frenz, ECHAlliance Ecosystem Development Manager will be there to meet up and network. Please contact her in case you want to meet her during the event About the event Healthcare is …

by Heather Smith

On the 23-25 September at the 2019 Conference of Partners of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) took place in Aarhus, Denmark. This was the first time it was jointly organised with the AAL Forum and ECHAlliance had an extensive presence. Smarter practical implementation of digital solutions to enhance …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance are proud to host a double session focused on our International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems. The first is to celebrate the formation during the European Presidency of the EU of a Finnish Network of Ecosystems and a formal welcome into the International Network of Ecosystems. The second session will be our 2019 ECHAlliance …

by Heather Smith

The call for Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, which was launched in June 2019, resulted in a total of seventy-seven regional and local organisations being chosen for this award. Oulu has received 4 stars and remains the only Reference Site in Finland. The evaluation results reflect three peer …

by Heather Smith

The new project GATEKEEPER will be officially launched in Madrid on 23rd – 25th  October. The project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is coordinated by Medtronic Iberica and the Technical University of Madrid, while ECHAlliance is one of 43 partners (see the full list below). The project will create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, …

by Heather Smith

DigitalHealthEurope will be at the Joining the Dots Conference: Ensuring better data for person-centred health and care, optimised research and Learning Health Systems, 27th-28th November, Brussels DigitalHealthEurope will participate to the Joining the Dots Conference in Brussels next 27h-28th November. The conference, organized by the European Institute for Innovation though Health data (i-HD), will bringing …

by Heather Smith

New Publication from Trillium II project As one of the results from Trillium II, a H2020 project which has just successfully finished, a scientific article “A review of successful initiatives and models on Patient Summary standards in mHealth apps” has been published in the Journal of Ageing and Innovation. The paper provides an overview of …

by Heather Smith

The SmartWork project and partners enjoyed a busy couple of days at AAL Forum 2019, participating in workshops, exhibiting a prototype and networking with some of the 700 delegates gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, a city world-renowned for having embraced technology to help older people live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives in their own homes for …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance agreed a Partnership with the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health and agreed a number of actions. It was agreed that together we would create a number of Ecosystems in selected countries in the Commonwealth. Our first such Ecosystem opened in Malta (A European and a Commonwealth Country) earlier this year. Now we are launching …

by Heather Smith

Andy Bleaden, Director Ecosystem Development for ECHAlliance, comments:  We publish these here in our newsletter and online a month after we send them directly to our members, in our monthly MEMBERS ONLY Funding Opportunities Newsletter. If you want to receive these in advance like our members then please become an ECHAlliance member! Becoming a member …

by Heather Smith

The EU_SHAFE project, an initiative co-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme, officially launched its activities in Aarhus, Denmark on the 23rd of September 2019 during the AAL Forum.  All the 10 partners, coming from 7 different EU countries, had the opportunity to define together the mission and operational plan of the EU_SHAFE project. The kick-off …

by Heather Smith

Our Director Andy Bleaden writes here about becoming a member of ECHAlliance. As a member organisation our interests are fixed to those of our members and many people  I meet at our ecosystem meetings ask what is the benefit of becoming a member for me or my organisation? My answer is always simple: “Look around …

by Heather Smith

The inaugural International Rural Mental Health Conference took place at Inverness College UHI on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August 2019.  It attracted 82 delegates from across Scotland, UK and North America.  The conference was opened by Prof Sandra MacRury, Head of School of Health, Social Care and Life Science at UHI.  There were presentations …

by Heather Smith

The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20), which will take place between 27-29 April in Šibenik, Croatia is closing its ‘call for papers’ – deadline Friday, 11 October.  The conference is a partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb – Centar, Croatian Academy of Sciences and …

by Heather Smith

Interesting Thoughts and AI Discussion More than 180 participants showed up for the conferencce ”Ai in the Future Healthcare Sector” on 12th September 2019. The conference was characterized by strong expertise, exciting presentations and thoughts about the future, which laid the foundation for highly interesting contemplations. Group Managing Director, Kurt Espersen, from the Region of …

by Heather Smith

Twelve healthcare projects from emerging regions get kick-start from EIT Health including Fresh Blood and partners in Slovenia at the Ljubljana University Incubator The results of EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2019 are now available A system allowing 24/7 heart monitoring, a device helping diabetes patients avoid leg amputation, an AI-enhanced software looking for the early …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance will take part in a round table to discuss a new Ecosystem in Ostrobothnia Finland on the 10th October and our Ecosystems Director, Andy Bleaden will present the benefits of joining an International Network of Digital Health Ecosystems and a network of Finnish Digital Health Ecosystems as part of Finland EU Presidency to a …

by Heather Smith

To answer challenges in the area of neurological rehabilitation, Peili Vision has developed a solution that supports patients in their recovery processes by utilising advanced virtual reality (VR) technology. This CE-marked innovation brings significant advancements in social and healthcare in both public and in private sectors by enabling post stroke rehabilitation from home.  Peili Vision has piloted …

by Heather Smith

Oulu University Hospital, the University of Oulu and the City of Oulu have signed a framework agreement on collaboration with MSD, a global healthcare company. By signing the agreement on 18 September 2019, Oulu strengthens its position as a center of digital health. The collaboration will focus on three areas: research, eHealth and innovation as …

by Heather Smith

International Day of Older Persons GENEVA — On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching  a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people. The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides …

by Heather Smith

Technology has much to offer the care home setting, and will play a significant role in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition to ensure residents benefit from equitable access to services. This report highlights the presentations, podcasts and films from our ECO 20 event which brought together healthcare professionals, care home staff and businesses …

by Heather Smith

Alberto Lázaro Araujo of Coquus, a company in Galicia in Spain, a specialist in food management in hospitals is visiting HealthDay.si conference on October 10th in Slovenia Food management in hospitals is often a neglected poster child left as a low importance item in the list of priorities of a typical hospital manager. We need …

by Heather Smith