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

ECHAlliance is pleased to announce a collaboration with Medscape Education in the development of a free online curriculum designed for clinicians and available for everyone wishing to enhance their knowledge in artificial intelligence applications in ophthalmology, neurology and oncology. The curriculum starts with a 15-min CME accredited self-assessment survey designed to test your current skills in personalised …

by Heather Smith

After four years of implementation the PULSE – Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments project come to the end on 30 April. On this occasion, the Final workshop was organised on 28 April. The workshop took place online, gathering almost 200 stakeholders from policy makers to academia to business organisations and engaging them into lively …

by Heather Smith

The Sri Lanka Connected Health Alliance was established by the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka in affiliation with the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHA) and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH).  It was launched on 17 October 2019 at the Digital Health Sri Lanka 2019 Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. SLCHA comprise of …

by Heather Smith

Estonian health technology startup Triumf Health that has created a mobile game platform for pediatric patients launched an extension to the platform to relieve the effect of COVID-19 crisis on children. The free public health app Triumf Health (Open) has been made available to all children aged 7-14 in Estonia and the UK, irrespective of …

by Heather Smith

The healthcare sector develops many good ideas to improve people’s health or facilitate their lives affected by COVID-19. Here are someexamples from the Connected Health Cluster members. Article Source: https://connectedhealth.ee/connected-health-cluster-members-fighting-back-the-covid-19-outbreak/

by Heather Smith

Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC) is a new partner of ECHAlliance. – I would call ECHAlliance the perfect cooperative partner, said Arild Kristensen, leader for the cluster NSCC. – We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster to help grow our International Network of Ecosystems. Especially pleased to be working …

by Heather Smith
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