Global market leading health and care technology company, Tunstall Healthcare has announced the appointment of Gary Steen as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As Group CTO, Gary will lead Tunstall’s innovation and development function globally. He will be responsible for all solutions and products from Tunstall’s technology delivery centres in the UK, Sweden and Germany. …

by Anthony Armenta

The technology providers selected in the COVID-X Programme integrate their solutions with the COVID-X Sandbox, which allows for the support of software integration, testing and deployment activities. Launched in April 2021, the first release of the COVID-X Sandbox includes core data-driven services that comprise data integration services of closed historical health data sets, as well …

by Anthony Armenta

Zillah Moore, Director at Tunstall Healthcare, discusses how technology can facilitate reforms, support the UK in becoming a global health and social care leader, and enable us to build back better. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a significant spotlight on the need for greater collaboration between, and transformation of the UK’s health and social care …

by Anthony Armenta

This mini-report contains topline information on the demographics of selected European countries, their eHealth initiatives, as well as the potential impact of COVID-19 on their development. These eHealth initiatives are mostly state-sanctioned or in collaboration with government organisations. Barriers to eHealth adoption and potential solutions from the perspective of regulators and decision-makers are outlined. To …

by Anthony Armenta

Semantic Interoperability in healthcare has been one of the most difficult health data sharing issues in the sector. A new AI company in Luxembourg now offers affordable, accessible and highly sophisticated AI to help hospitals, health insurers and health data holders to align health record contents and make them machine-readable. Dynaccurate SARL is a new …

by Anthony Armenta

Connected Health Group has partnered with Dublin catering firm Carroll Food Services in an initiative designed to transform home care nutrition for older people in Ireland. As Ireland’s fastest growing home care provider, Connected Health has identified a ‘huge deficiency’ in nutritional meals available to older people in assisted living situations. Initiative launched to transform …

by Anthony Armenta

Being ethical is key to building trust and making people comfortable with using digital health solutions. But without any universal or localized norms and behaviors to ensure technology’s optimum functionality for everyone, what exactly does that entail? Ollie Smith, Strategy Director & Head of Ethics at Koa Health, explores if wellbeing apps can be ethical. …

by Anthony Armenta

One of the most common devices in hospitals worldwide are thermometers. However, did you know that this one device produces vast amounts of plastic waste? Many traditional contact thermometers have single-use plastic probe covers that must be changed after every reading. Is there a way to stop this unnecessary plastic use in our hospitals? The …

by Anthony Armenta

Coordinator of the candidate EDIH Health Hub that leads the Digital Health Corridor of Collaboration, iED organises the first Health Hub roundtable on Artificial Intelligence “Advances and Future Directions of Applied Artificial Intelligence: Case Studies Across Domains”  online on 1 July 2021. The first Health Hub roundtable on Artificial Intelligence “Advances and Future Directions of …

by Francesco Condello

Oxford Brain Diagnostics is currently developing a new software tool (beta version) for the interpretation of MRI images, pulling together current methods (like brain atrophy) with a new measure that analyses brain degradation at a cellular level.  The company is looking for clinicians (neurologists, old age psychiatrists, radiologists) interested in learning about this novel way …

by Francesco Condello

A new report by the County Councils Network (CCN) calls for the greater integration of technology within social care services. New report recently released by the County Councils Network (CCN) calls for the greater integration of technology within social care services. Survey reveals that rurality, costs, and a lack of knowledge are significant barriers in …

by Francesco Condello

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
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