Did you miss the EPIC webinar entitled: ‘How should we continue to work together across Cornwall to develop digital health innovations into the future?’ View the webinar below!

by Heather Smith

The proposed Connected Health & Wellbeing Innovation & Learning Hub at Dundalk Institute of Technology, DkIT Connect, is a step change project that will transform the entrepreneurial, research and innovation landscape in the North East of Ireland with major social and economic impact leveraging one of the world’s fastest-growing opportunity markets. The DkIT Connect project …

by Heather Smith

Digital Health has been central to Northern Ireland’s COVID-19 response. Its Health Minister announced a new health App Library to help people manage their health and wellbeing. ORCHA worked with Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI), in collaboration with the Department of Health in NI, to build this App Library. Health Minister, Robin Swann, explains: Since taking …

by Heather Smith

10 ways that Social prescribing provided an environment for community resilience to flourish during COVID We’ve listened to our network of Elemental customers including 4,100 GPs, 108 Social Workers, 854 Link Workers and 51,318 people who benefit from their 939 programmes and services they deliver first hand. They’ve been telling us that demand for their services increased dramatically …

by Heather Smith

Social isolation has never been a bigger issue than in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Ginny Lindle, Director of Operations at Tunstall Response describes how technology can help local authorities to continue to offer support to some of our most vulnerable citizens as lockdown eases. Call well and good Isolation When the UK’s lockdown …

by Heather Smith

To support the scale-up of the Near Me video consulting service, the Care Inspectorate completed an engagement exercise with all older people’s care homes in Scotland. We provided information on Near Me, guidance on technical setup, over the phone training to staff and links to training materials and guidance to support theconsultation process. Read the …

by Heather Smith

At the end of June, Cáritas Coimbra saw the project ACTIVAS approved, financed by Portugal 2020. This project integrates others from the Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments, of which Cáritas Coimbra is the coordinator, in partnership with the Coimbra Nursing School (ESEnfC). This new initiative aims to promote Built Environments for an …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for a Preparatory Action in the field of Digital Solutions for citizen engagement.Technology can be used to facilitate citizen’s access to, and interactions with, public administrations. The objective of this preparatory action is to set up a network of local ‘laboratories’ to support the development and roll-out of digitally enabled innovative solutions for citizen engagement in policy making …

by Heather Smith

Medical informatics and imaging technology company, Cirdan has today announced that it has acquired the Belfast-based Philips Digital and Computational Pathology business (formerly known as PathXL). Headquartered in Northern Ireland with offices in Canada and Australia, Cirdan specialises in developing technology that supports and speeds up diagnosis, primarily used by those working in pathology. The …

by Heather Smith

THIS BLOG IS A REFLECTIVE LOOK BACK AT HOW THE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING MOVEMENT PROVIDED THE FOUNDATION FOR A PREVENTATIVE AND JOINED UP COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO COVID, WITH SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKERS AT THE CENTRE OF COORDINATING CARE AND SUPPORT. We’ve listened to our network of Elemental customers including 4,100 GPs, 108 Social Workers, 854 Link …

by Heather Smith

Ireland has donated the code for its contact tracing app to the Linux Foundation Public Health initiative as part of an attempt to suppress the coronavirus pandemic globally. The Health Services Executive confirmed it had donated the code to the newly established foundation on Monday, as one of the first two open source projects to help fight Covid-19. …

by Heather Smith

From 19 February to 14 June 2020, citizens and stakeholders provided their views on the upcoming policy and regulatory steps on artificial intelligence. Aiming to promote the uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) while at the same time, addressing the risks associated with its use, the European Commission has proposed a White Paper (.pdf) with policy and regulatory …

by Heather Smith

Who are the key stakeholders of Hess Health for All Ecosystem? The state of Hesse is offering a broad spectrum of innovative  small and medium-sized companies, world-leading producers, a multitude of highly specialized engineering office and also a high level research institutions and academia. There is a number of clusters and initiatives already established,i.e:  House of Pharma and Healthcare, House of IT, Technologielandhessen, etc. …

by Heather Smith

ValueCare is a Horizon2020 project that started in December 2019 and is coordinated by the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. The consortium consists of 17 participants from 8 different EU countries:Italy, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium and Croatia.  The project’s aim is to deliver efficient outcome-based integrated care for older people who suffer …

by Heather Smith

Dr. Arunangsu Chatterjee our South West Coast UK Coordinator has wrote the article “Peripheral” economies and the crisis onthe BBC Spotlight.

by Heather Smith

GATEKEEPER project is a funded initiative of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme promoted by the European Comission. Itsmain objective is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena to take full advantage of the new technologies potential such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big …

by Heather Smith

The EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards recognise the outstanding efforts made by individuals, organisations and companies to improve the lives of the 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe. Do you know a company that has created an innovation or a health technology that has helped someone affected by a rare disease to …

by Heather Smith

ANDHealth, a member of the new Melbourne Alliance ecosystem and Australia’s only specialised digital health accelerator, has issued a new report that finds Australia’s emerging digital health industry is in a strong position to tap into growing global demand for digital health solutions. The report, Digital Health: The sleeping giant of Australia’s health technology industry, …

by Heather Smith

The first, of a series of 4, EU_SHAFE Inter-Regional Policy Learning Workshops, virtually hosted by Regione Campania with the organisational and media support of ECHAlliance, had the objective of sharing the lessons learned on the WHO for age-friendly cities and communities domain 1 – housing’s seven local good practices collected in the partners’ regions. Held …

by Heather Smith

On July 3rd, SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN, and RtF-I) met online to establish the roadmap towards the release of the SmartWork prototype that will be tested in a controlled environment in Portugal, at the CDC pilot site. The first prototype of the Unobtrusive Sensing Network has been released under the …

by Heather Smith

“Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home” Ana Aslan International Foundation specialists, together with 26 other partners, are an integral part of the SMART BEAR project, which will use “Big Data” information type to improve the health and well-being of the European population. SMART BEAR – …

by Heather Smith

Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW), a collaboration between NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and Life Sciences Hub Wales, has collaborated with Welsh health technology startup Concentric Health on a project to develop and understand the potential for APIs within the healthcare system in Wales.  Objective: As part of our commitment to opening up systems and data as part of the Digital …

by marsa

The Germany’s presidency of the Council of the EU has started on 1 July under the topic “Together for Europe’s recovery” with the strong focus on accelerating and sustaining the digital transformation. Digital health and secure access and exchange of health-related data are some of the preconditions, according to the Presidency’s programme. There will also be a …

by marsa

Collaboration is imprinted in CSG DNA, leading the health and social care sectors of Galicia in several European networks and being an active member in the national network of health clusters. CSG-CMD COLLABORATION AGREEMENT In March 2020, the Galician Health Cluster (CSG) and the Galician Wood and Design Cluster (CMD) have committed to partner and …

by marsa

In our last Pop Up Ecosystem for July with theme “Matching Supply and Demand in COVID-19 Times”, we heard from our ECHAllianceecosystems from Malta, Helsinki and Wales and also our fantastic members StrataHealthUK  and Better  who have together real tangible experience in matching demand and supply. Watch the recording video now:

by marsa

​The European Social Network (ESN) has launch the second edition of the European Social Services Awards (ESSA)under the theme ‘Transforming community care’. Submit your project by 31 July 2020! You can win one of the six awards: Excellence in Social Services Award Social Service Innovation Award Outstanding Team Award Best Collaborative Practice Award Technology Tool Award Research Project Award The …

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Five digital health initiatives have been awarded funding as part of a £150,000 call to action for new and innovative ways to use digital technology in response to coronavirus and beyond.  The 5 winning initiatives announced today will support the rapid piloting and evaluation of new digital platforms, apps and technologies to determine their long-term …

by marsa

The Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA), operator of Lithuanian Health Technology Ecosystem, has been actively involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lithuania since 2020 March 15 – when quarantine was first announced in Lithuania. Lithuanian science and health communities gather together in digital spaces to discuss about measures that could stop the spread …

by marsa

It is time to coordinate health research efforts across Europe through the implementation of a European Health Research Council Brussels, 9 July 2020 Dear President von der Leyen,Dear Commissioner Gabriel,Dear Commissioner Kyriakides, Health is a fundamental right of all Europeans and a collective responsibility within the European Union (EU). In addition, there is broad consensus that health is one …

by Heather Smith