One of the greatest mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why some people fall severely ill whilst others suffer just a sniffle. Now, after compiling data from around the world, researchers have determined that the answer seems to lie, in part, in genetics. Through an international meta-analysis of studies from more than 20 countries, hundreds …

by Francesco Condello

Digital Health and Care Wales has awarded a two-year contract to Better for a clinical data repository that will help to transform care and treatment for patients. Using an open-platform approach, patient records can be shared between clinical systems through common standards, supporting more specialised treatments and powering critical research to provide the insights needed …

by Francesco Condello

Without this seal of quality, services financed by public insurance will not be possible. Composed of five universities, the National Centre for Health Information Systems (CENS – acronym in Spanish) signed an agreement with FONASA to evaluate remote consultation platforms. An estimated 80% of consultations in Chile carried out remotely during the health emergency are …

by Francesco Condello

Dr Kit Latham, co-founder of healthcare recruitment software provider Credentially, discusses how improved automation – including the use of digital staff passports – can help the NHS to manage the ongoing workforce crisis and recruit qualified staff, faster. The NHS workforce crisis is not a new problem; but the recent need to bolster staffing levels …

by Francesco Condello

Pressure ulcers are one of the biggest problems in terms of patient clinical safety, and more than 6.5 million patients worldwide develop this clinical condition. The new paradigm of PU treatment and prevention including the development of both conventional and clinical-based healthcare technologies solutions. The proposed solution will add an innovative concept of the structural …

by Francesco Condello

Motiview from the company Motitech – one of many examples of how welfare technology combined with personal commitment provides a better quality of life. At Ramsvigtunet nursing home, they make an impressive effort in the run-up to #roadworldforseniors. In fact, it seems that cycling is very trendy among the elderly in Stavanger municipality in Norway. …

by Francesco Condello

Galician Health Cluster (CSG) organises Focus Group Dynamics attended by senior users, formal and informal caregivers, living lab directors and committee experts. These Dynamics allowed the construction of a final Decalogue of values to serve as a guide and orientation for the design and testing of people-centred technologic solutions. Five solutions have been selected to …

by Francesco Condello

As Slovenia begins the presidency period of the EU Council, we are very proud to feature our Slovenian ECHAlliance Ecosystem as the Ecosystem of The Month. A true collaborator ecosystem – Slovenia has been a regular partner in our ecosystem coordinator gatherings; partner in our EU project proposals; and best of all, make collaborations with other …

by Francesco Condello

Tunstall has supported the development of the County Councils Network’s (CCN) latest Analysis Report; Employing Assistive Technology in Adult Social Care. The report examines the vital role of technology in the future of the adult social care system in England, and makes a series of recommendations ahead of the expected reforms in autumn. The report …

by Francesco Condello

The region of Catalonia has launched today a Request for Information (RFI) with the purpose to obtain technical information on the possibilities of supplying the elements of a technological platform for the development of the Electronic Health Record of Catalonia. Given the technical complexity of the technological platform for the development of the Electronic Health …

by Francesco Condello

We are pleased to welcome the Spanish – Castilla y León Health Ecosystem. Read the full interview with Ana V. Pérez, Cluster Manager of BIOTECYL and Ecosystem Coordinator. Who are the key stakeholders? Our key stakeholders are hospitals, medical professionals, patients organizations, Medtech organizations, government, and public representatives. What are the main objectives of your …

by Francesco Condello

We are proud to announce our official support of the 1st annual Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) led by our partner American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and taking place between 19-25 September 2021 2021 will feature a landmark event in the history of telehealth in the U.S. – the first annual Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) will take …

by Francesco Condello

On the 23 June 2021, almost 60 European stakeholders joined the first workshop of the Gatekeeper Community of Interest (CoI). This group brings together a network of actors across Europe who are interested in healthcare and technology, such as the crossroads of healthcare, artificial intelligence, and big data.  The Community of Interest is divided into …

by Francesco Condello

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the 2nd Annual Smart Health Summit, which will take place virtually on 14 September 2021. About The Smart Health Summit 2021: Digital health technologies are here to stay… As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of virtual care and telemedicine has been established …

by Francesco Condello

“It’s been 10 years since we’ve created the ECHAlliance and a lot has happened: a fast-growing community, a continuous promotion of the digital transformation of healthcare, bold ideas and innovations through our members, impacting our health systems and the life of millions of citizens”, said Brian O’Connor, Founder and Chair of the European Connected Health …

by Heather Smith

The Hellenic (Greek) Digital Health Cluster – HDHC was founded in March 2021 and is based in Athens, Greece. It is a dynamic initiative of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) that aims to include Greece among the leading countries in the field of digital health internationally. HDHC includes 20 innovative and …

by Francesco Condello

El tercer y último de los intercambios de gestores llevados a cabo en el marco del proyecto InnHospital ha tenido lugar los días 22 y 23 de junio, en Cáceres y Mérida, respectivamente. Los socios del consorcio, llegados de Coimbra y Valladolid, visitaron el Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón (CCMIJU), y recibieron …

by Francesco Condello

Ray Jones, Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Plymouth, was awarded an MBE for services to digital health and social care over a 45-year career that has seen him lead multi-million pound projects and engage with people across the South West of England. One of the country’s foremost academics on using technology to …

by Francesco Condello

FundeSalud represents the Extremadura region in the H2020 project dRural. This project will build a service marketplace that will connect the ecosystem of potential end-users and service providers in rural areas to deliver a broad spectrum of services while boosting economic growth and improving citizens’ quality of life. This project has received funding from the …

by Francesco Condello

Five health sector experts from advanced European regions gathered for two days to mentor an economic transition in Western Hungary (Szombathely) towards a more developed health sector. The three main areas covered included R&D and skills development, FDI and start-up ecosystem and direct EU funds for 2021-2027. Key outcomes were a specialisation area – complex …

by Francesco Condello

You’ll find detailed information in this Blueprint on mapping out your own innovation project using the Hackathon methodology from start to finish. It  includes identifying and onboarding key stakeholders, partners and participants, as well as developing business, marketing and investment strategies. Plus, it’s packed with handy tips to help you and your teams get the …

by Francesco Condello

Oulu University Hospital has been placed by Newsweek on the list of the world’s smartest hospitals. Newsweek partnered with data firm Statista to highlight hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies. These hospitals lead in their use of AI, robotic surgery, digital imaging, telemedicine, smart buildings, information technology infrastructure and EHRs. According …

by Francesco Condello

El pasado 29 de junio tuvo lugar la Presentación del Ecosistema de Salud de Extremadura organizado por nuestro partner FundeSalud – Junta de Extremadura. El Ecosistema de Salud de Extremadura está coordinado por FundeSalud, la fundación de investigación dependiente de la Consejería de Sanidad y Servicios Sociales de la Junta de Extremadura que gestiona los …

by Francesco Condello

Meet Wranx – a bite-sized learning app that improves knowledge retention via the scientifically proven learning method called Spaced Repetition. Learn how Wranx is delivering measurable results across a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Wranx is a microlearning platform that provides effective knowledge retention and reinforcement to employees through the use of Spaced …

by Francesco Condello

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) has extensive experience working with national, regional and international stakeholders, including government institutions, other university and research institutions, the private sector and industry in general. MUHAS boasts expertise and vast experience in digital health, innovations including artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, health information system and general ICT …

by Francesco Condello

Find out about our novel approach to cancer diagnosis. We’ll present our very high accuracy and show how many lives can be saved if cancer is detected early. Although not covered in this article, our platform can help develop other analyses as well, e.g., AI platform for NGS data analysis. Every year, cancer claims the …

by Francesco Condello

The first in the series of Thematic Innovation Ecosystems targeting Mental Health organised in collaboration with our Digital Health Rheinland Ecosystem – Germany and  Norway Health Tech Ecosystem took place last 1st July. We ecosystem was welcomed by Andy Bleaden, Ecosystems & Membership Director, ECHAlliance and Ian Spero, Founder Agile Ageing Alliance We heart from …

by Francesco Condello
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