The COVID-19 pandemic has been an accelerator. An account of what is happening in the last year was given during the Panhellenic Congress on Economics and Health Policy 2020, organised online between 7 and 10 December 2020 and is given in this article. The congress focused on analyzing the multi-facet impact of the COVID-19 pandemic …

by Heather Smith

Author: Anže Droljc, Business Development Director Integrated care systems (ICSs) are a key part of the NHS’s long-term plan in the UK, and digitalisation is a crucial element for the ICSs to drive the working systems, connect health and care providers, improve outcomes, and put the citizens at the heart of their own care. The …

by Heather Smith

Germany is one of the first countries in Europe to introduce a national research platform, or register, for COVID-19 patients which is based on an open-data platform. As one of the partners, the Slovenian company Better is also working to help develop and establish it. The project is valued at 5 million euros, and the …

by Heather Smith

With the intent of fostering the exchange and dissemination of information about our respective experience in grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, here is how Akinox Solutions, a boutique health tech firm with headquarters in Québec, Canada has enabled the Province to manage its Case Load. In February 2020, the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 (‘Coronavirus,’ ‘COVID-19,’ …

by Heather Smith

Does your organisation have a health and well-being solution based on data sharing and fair principles? Take part in the challenge and register by 9 April 2021! What is it about? We want to build a fairer data economy together with our partners. One of the most important areas in the development work is health …

by Heather Smith

he Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre and Storm ID have signed a 2-year agreement for the Lenus Health Platform, to revolutionise digital innovation in health and care across Scotland. The unique health platform supports secure health data exchange between patients and clinical care teams, providing core service components including identity, consent, security, data capture, …

by Heather Smith

The Scottish Capsule Programme (SCOTCAP) is an integral part of the national redesign of outpatient gastroenterology services as it enables early and effective screening in the community, avoiding unnecessary referrals for hospital outpatient appointments. SCOTCAP was endorsed by the Programme for Government 2018/19 and is a large scale evaluation project undertaken in NHS Highland, NHS …

by Heather Smith

The DISH project aims at strengthening the innovation readiness and digital skills of health and social care staff in their everyday practice. To ensure that the very stakeholders for whom the DISH solutions are meant can provide feedback, the project has established a European Reference Group (ERG). Its members represent key stakeholders who are active and interested …

by Heather Smith

The Africa Health Business (AHB) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) partnered with regards to the Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS). The AHBS webinar series for 2021 will consist of 7 sessions discussing key areas that are at the centre of change, that will take place from February 25th to 21st October 2021. About AHBS The Africa Health Business …

by Heather Smith

Tunstall is proud to sponsor Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Heroes Awards 2021, which will showcase the stories of people doing outstanding things to support people affected by dementia during the pandemic. The awards will recognise the inspirational achievements of those who care for people with dementia, those finding innovative solutions in research, and the campaigners and …

by Heather Smith

TriMedika Ltd is ISO 13485 accredited for the design, development, manufacture and distribution of innovative medical devices to hospitals all over the world. Our first device to market is TRITEMP™, a non-contact, medical grade thermometer, available to healthcare professionals, to deliver greater efficiencies that will benefit patients, by reducing infection spread, lowering costs and eliminating …

by Heather Smith

NCSH in collaboration with Upgraded, are currently doing a pre-study for a Nordic Scalers program funded by Nordic Innovation. The aim of this program is to support Nordic scale-up and facilitate their further growth. We are now looking to get some input from Nordic scale-up companies, to identify their needs for further growth and expansion. …

by Heather Smith

Memory Lane Games is delivering remote Dementia care to the elderly, not just in the UK, but in Uganda, the Philippines, and India. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of Dementia patients and their carers all over the world, and are looking for partners who can help us replicate positive outcomes all …

by Heather Smith

Who we are: Kinsetsu Limited is a Belfast-based software and Internet of Things (IoT) company, we help organisations to gain real-time insight about the critical assets they value most. We connect our customers physical assets (vehicles, people, patients, equipment, tools or inventory) seamlessly by using a wide array of sensors and diverse connectivity technologies. In …

by Heather Smith

This is the first article of the Dutch global non-profit patient organisation for patients with CMTC and Other Vascular (bloodvessel) Malformations, their families and healthcare providers. The reason for the existence of the CMTC-OVM (Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita and Other Vascular Malformations) association can be traced back to the birth of the daughter of Lex …

by Heather Smith

Age-friendly housing is an integral part of our future society. To understand what must be done to achieve the Homes4Life vision, we need to take into account a number of likely socioeconomic, demographic, technological and environmental trends and/or disruptive innovations, which will substantially impact upon peoples’ lives across Europe in the next decades leading up …

by Heather Smith
by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance participated last week in this interesting two-day discussion on the future of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) with over 2000 stakeholders and policy-makers gathered online for the first time to take stock of the upcoming hubs network. European Digital Innovation Hubs are one-stop-shops where companies and public sector organisations can access and test digital innovations, …

by Heather Smith

Remote patient monitoring and care have been around since the 1960s when astronauts first went to space. Yet, the concept hasn’t been widespread on Earth until the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The global lockdown has dramatically accelerated the telehealth adoption process. And it’s not surprising since telehealth allows patients and clinicians to interact in real-time, storing …

by Heather Smith

Elemental and EMIS enable GPs to take social prescribing to the next level Over 4,300 GPs will now have the potential to monitor their patients’ entire social prescribing journey through two-way integration between Elemental Software’s platform and EMIS Web, it is announced today. A new significant enhancement to Elemental Software’s integration with EMIS Web has …

by Heather Smith

Conéctate Soluciones y Aplicaciones is a technological ehealth company and Universal Health Chain (UHC) is their main development. UHC is a platform that uses asymmetric cryptography and end-to-end encryption to share medical data securely from the person’s mobile phone (securely encrypted, patient empowerment and tamper-proof safety system) with health providers or certain COVID 19 data at airports and …

by Heather Smith

NeedleSmart is market leading, patented technology engineered in the UK. The NeedleSmart Pro device takes a hypodermic needle at the point of use, heats it to over 1,300 degrees Celsius and compresses it into a ball. It takes just a fraction of a second to convert a sharp needle into a sterile sphere of metal. …

by Heather Smith

The EU-based startup Raccoon.World, that helps people to recover from injuries and neurological diseases, receives 660,000 euro funding from Fast Track to Innovation. The grant money will be spent on further R&D, scientific research, and certification of the renewed product. The startup is looking for partners. What does Raccoon.World do? Raccoon.World is German MedTech startup. …

by Heather Smith

We create “Health Services Libraries” which cover some 400 health and social care categories, for example, Primary Category, Aged Care, Secondary Category, Aged Care Assessment, Aged Care Case Management, Aged Care Residential High Care, etc. incorporating “public, private and not for profit organisations”, which eliminates 1,000’s of Provider Directories to become the Single Source of …

by Heather Smith

Wellola has collaborated with Nutricia, part of world-leading food, beverage and nutrition company Danone, to develop an app that will enable residents in over 170 Irish Nursing Homes to receive remote specialist care from Nutricia’s dedicated Healthcare Professionals. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nutricia delivered access to dietitians, speech & language therapists and tissue viability …

by Heather Smith

Officially started on the 1st of January 2020, the H2020 BRAINTEASER project kicked off its operational activities last week, January 28th and 29th, at the presence of its project officer Mr Tobias Wiesenthal, Head of Sector ‘Research and Innovation’ at DG CONNECT.H.3 – eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing. All the 11 partners, a multidisciplinary gender-balanced consortium …

by Heather Smith

A high proportion of people in the UK are living with overweight or obesity, increasing their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.  Meanwhile, social distancing and self-isolation impact face-to-face weight management services. The use of technology is a good answer to providing services, but how can we provide evidence-based care, combat misinformation and ensure …

by Heather Smith