ECHAlliance February 2017 Newsletter

ECHAlliance February 2017 Newsletter
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February 2017 ECHAlliance Newsletter


DHWS17@4YFN Programme announcement

The fourth edition of the event will address the main needs and challenges of the healthcare sector focused on four main topics: Virtual Reality & Games for patients’ engagement and behavioral change, New Insurances ModelsChronic Diseases Management and Corporate Wellness.

The DHWS17 will showcase both, the current main trends, use-cases and needs with healthcare providers and payers (hospitals, insurances, policy-makers…), and the most innovative solutions from large companies, start-ups, spin-offs… Some leading players are participating such as BUPA, AXA, ROCHE Diabetes Care, WITHINGS, NHS trusts, Hospitals Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Hospital Guy’s and St Thomas in London, ORANGE Healthcare, GARMIN, Government of Catalonia, Mad*Pow

Don’t miss the world’s biggest and most influential digital health & wellness event and register now.

We are pleased to offer ECHAlliance members a special discount. Please contactheather@echalliance.comto get your discount code

Upcoming Ecosystem Meetings

We are pleased to share the dates for the upcoming Ecosystem Gatherings across the network.

Details available on Connectorhere

• Valencia, Spain, 23 Feb 17
• Ontario, Canada, 6 March 17
• Yorkshire & Humber, UK, 14 March 17
• Estonia, 14 March 17
• North West Coast, 21 March 17
• Manchester, UK 20 April 17
• Oulu, Finland, 30 May 17

ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contactheather@echalliance.comfor registration details.

Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network:here

Ecosystems News

Testimonial of Richard Corbridge, CIO, Health Service Executive – (eHealth Ireland Ecosystem)

Launch of the Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem
The Canadian Integrated Health Alliance launched the Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem in Toronto on January 27th, 2017.
Read morehere

ECHAlliance Member “Connected Health” celebrate NI Dementia Champions Graduation
Connected Health were delighted to welcome some 49 successful Dementia Champions Graduates from across the statutory and independent sector health and social care community in Northern Ireland.
Read morehere

Oulu Ecosystem and ECHAlliance participated at the ALEC2017
ECHAlliance moderated and presented at the ‘International Ecosystem Network’ in the session on “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing”. The OuluHealth Ecosystem provided an impressive overview of the many exciting initiatives ongoing across Oulu, Finland.
Read morehere

York & Humber Innovation Conference
ECHAlliance supported the York and Humber Digital Health & Wellness Ecosystem at the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Networks’ Innovation, Improvement and Impact conference, in Leeds.
Read morehere


Other News

ECHAlliance – Supporting the Estonian Presidency
Read morehere

Adoption of 2017 work plan of the EU 3rd Health Programme
Read morehere

Estonia and Finland to start sharing patient data
Read morehere

Together for smart, age-friendly homes and neighbourhoods: shaping a European Reference Framework
Read morehere

ECHAlliance – Supports Connected Health Summer School
Read more

American Psychiatric Association publishes a model for mental health apps evaluation
Read morehere

Public consultation on Building the European data economy
Read morehere

Barcelona hosts 2nd meeting of m-RESIST
Read morehere

Shanghai Declaration on promoting health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Read morehere

d·LAB launch first challenge “Empowering people with disabilities through mobile technology”
Read morehere

EU Projects Collaborations

ECHAlliance has won several European projects, acting as coordinator or as WP leader.

We can helpour members to identify partners in Europe and build innovative consortia.

See information about Horizon 2020 callshere.Please contact Julien Venne if you are interested in


Horizon 2020 SME instrument
Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument, which offers seamless business innovation support. Provided with about € 3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition.
Read morehere

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments)
ECHAlliance is participating in the H2020 EU project PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) around the topic Smart Healthy Cities along with Barcelona, Paris, New York, Singapore and Birmingham. ECHAlliance is leading the WP dedicated to dissemination, communication and exploitation.
Read morehere

SEED Project drives development of the Silver Economy Awards
The EU-funded project is the driving force behind the development of theSilver Economy Awards, the first European-level award scheme rewarding innovative solutions that support the growth of the European silver economy. It aims to help local and regional authorities to deliver better services for their ageing population, improve the quality of life of older people in Europe and highlight economic opportunities connected with adequately responding to ongoing demographic developments.
Read morehere

Tenders Room

We have created for our members a new section on our global Connector platform of some of the many tenders related to connected health in Europe.

Accesshere(for members only)

Other Events

eHealth: European vision and local solutions, 17 February, Barcelona

Negotiations and Value Proposal in Biotechnology, 21 February, Tallinn

Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2017 @ 4YFN, 27 February, Barcelona

Consortium Agreements for Horizon 2020 – 1 day workshop, 7 March, Cambridge, UK

Growing the EU Silver Economy: a workshop on policy recommendations, 8 March, Brussels

EHTEL 2017 Symposium, 15 March, Brussels

Clinical Trials Day – International Training on Clinical Trials in Horizon 2020, 15 March, Brussels

The 20th conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT and e-Health seminar, 3 April, Saint-Petersburg

3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Ageing Well & eHealth, 28 April, Porto, Portugal

eHealth Week 2017,10 May, Malta

Health in the Digital Society, Digital Society in Health, 16-18 October, Estonia

ECHAlliance Community

We are glad to welcome AAL Programme as a Foundation Partner

ECHAlliance membership offers a wide range of benefits and membership levels. We would be pleased to have a discussion regarding your joining and answer any questions.

Some key points to consider:

• There is a simple online application form to joinhere
• Not-for-Profit organisations may join for free
• Clickhereto view a range of membership options

If you have questions regarding membership, please email us


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