Cross-border activities in health care in Europe are increasing, and most of these are related to eHealth. The eHealth HUB Legal and Regulatory services offer support and guidance to SMEs or startups working on digital health solutions throughout Europe. The eHealth HUB Network of Regulatory and Reimbursement Experts can help with complying with regulatory requirements for CE certification …

by Heather Smith

As part of this year’s EIP on AHA conference of partners, ECHAlliance co-organised a packed session on Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the WE4AHA Horizon 2020 project. Brian O’Connor, Alexia Zurkuhlen and Andy Bleaden joined with the EU Commission,  EIT Health and the AAL fund to lead a session about getting innovators to …

by Heather Smith

As part of ECHAlliance’s ongoing support of the EIP on AHA Reference Sites Collaborative Network, Andy Bleaden led a knowledge exchange session of all the four star reference sites in the EIP on AHA. This had been organised by the Southern Denmark Region EU Office  Here all the sites gave practical examples from THEIR reference …

by Heather Smith

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Coalition of the Willing and cooperation with the CORAL networkBrian O’Connor, Andy Bleaden and Alexia Zurkuhlen took part in the CORAL Partner meeting giving a presentation on the use of Robotics in Health and Social Care as well as discussing potential funding collaboration for Horizon 2020 funding …

by Julia Worcman

As part of this year’s EIP on AHA conference of partners, ECHAlliance co-organised a packed session on Innovation to Market (I2M) as part of the WE4AHA Horizon 2020 project. Brian O’Connor, Alexia Zurkuhlen and Andy Bleaden joined with the EU Commission,  EIT Health and the AAL fund to lead a session about getting innovators to …

by Julia Worcman

 New Approach to Social Prescribing Relieves Pressure on GPs A new partnership between the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, EMIS Health and tech for good company, Elemental Software, is set to make it easier for GPs to refer patients to social prescribing hubs in their local areas and track the impact of …

by Heather Smith

Barcelona, Wednesday 28 February 2018 Deploying digital health: Do it because you can, do it because it’s hard, do it because it’s human. >>>Register now for DHWS19<<< Digital Technology when effectively deployed really does improve patient outcomes. During Day 2 of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit 2018 the hand-picked, invite-only audience heard from experts with …

by Heather Smith

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) from medical images has been used to help radiologists for many years. But with the use of High Performance Computing and deep learning algorithms for automatic recognition of complicated patterns in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or whole-slide histopathology images (WSI), the capabilities of CAD systems have the potential to …

by Heather Smith

Barcelona, Tuesday 27 February 2018 Data: The future of hospitals? Highlights from Day 1 of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit 2018 >>>Register now for #DHWS19<<< With digital health being touted as the solution to the challenges facing healthcare systems around the world the #DHWS18 commenced today with 200 delegates hearing from experts in the …

by Heather Smith

Register for the Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing 27/02/2018 to 28/02/2018When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018Where: European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000, Brussels, Belgium      Registration for this event has now closed The next Conference of Partners will take place on 27-28 February in …

by Julia Worcman

The e-revolution in healthcare is yet to reach its potential across Europe because of perceived reliability, data protection concerns, and a lack of health system endorsement, concludes a report published today by Incisive Health International. Report: Taking the pulse of eHealth in the EU From the eHealth priority of the outgoing Estonian Presidency of the …

by Heather Smith

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DG CONNECT AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Roberto Viola I see more and more articles and tweets about the possible applications of artificial intelligence. The predictions concern various sectors: from healthcare and industry to entertainment and employment, such as described in the article by Karsten Strauss in The Forbes about apps that scan …

by Heather Smith

According to e-estonia.com, Estonia has been included in the list as one of the most valuable success stories in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) by the World Bank Group report of 2017. The exchange of information and data between different smart devices is already part of our daily lives. Multinational companies like General Electrics – which has shifted …

by Heather Smith

In Brussels on the 30th January, 50 of the DHS Task Forces members  met in the premises of the Northern Ireland Office in Brussels.  The DHS Task Forces are part of the DHS movement initiated last year during the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council, by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the …

by Heather Smith

Blockchain is the best known distributed ledger technology. A ledger is a database which keeps a final and definitive record of transactions. Records, once stored, cannot be tampered without leaving behind a clear track. Blockchain enables a ledger to be held in a network across a series of nodes, which avoids one centralised location and …

by Heather Smith

THE 3RD EDITION OF THE AUTONOMY AT HOME DAY, CO-ORGANIZED BY CAREGIVERS-NEAR BRUSSELS AND SISD-BRUSSELS, TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF FLAGEY. The day was  for healthcare professionals and home caregivers, as well as the general public. It took place in two stages: 09h00 | Opening of the day by …

by Heather Smith

On 25 January 2018 we took part in a workshop led by Ian Spero (Agile Ageing Alliance, Innovate UK and the European Enterprise Network) to target the forthcoming Horizon 2020 call SC1-DTH-03-2018: Adaptive Smart Work and Living Environments supporting active and healthy ageing. This call will be of interest to members as it looking to …

by Heather Smith

Together with groups such as children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, elderly and citizens affected by diabetes, the IC-Health project is currently co-creating various Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to help improve the level of digital health literacy among European citizens. This will help people to play a more active role in their health. The …

by Heather Smith

The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety and business efficiency. But before autonomous cars can transform modern life, cities will have to transform themselves. Smart cities will be the linchpins of the autonomous age — deploying the digital infrastructure necessary to connect cars to vital …

by Heather Smith

Quantum theory has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at a microscopic scale. It has led to a drastically different approach to computing, sensing and communications. It has transformed our daily lives beyond measure. Ground-breaking technologies such as lasers and transistors – the basis for today’s computers and mobile phones – …

by Heather Smith

Aline Noizet, Solution Match Service leader at the EU-funded eHealth HUB project, explains why matching between SME’s and medical institutions is essential for the future of digital health. Nowadays hospitals and corporates are collaborating with SMEs to develop and offer more competitive services and improve internal processes. In order to improve their competitiveness, SMEs are …

by Heather Smith

Agenda (Click on the speaker’s name to view their presentation) CROSS BORDER COLLABORATION & OPPORTUNITIES – WORKSHOPS European Funding – North and South Opportunities                                                         Dr. Ciarán F. Duffy, National …

by Heather Smith

Press Release: 16 January 2018 The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) are delighted to welcome the NHS Digital Academy as a member. The NHS Digital Academy is the first national learning programme in change management, leadership and clinical informatics. Its purpose is to accelerate the digital transformation of the NHS by developing strong digital leaders …

by Heather Smith

Listen or watch the short video interviews with speakers from North West Coast Ecosystem Gathering, Digital innovation in patient safety, or listen to the audio podcasts of their full presentations  Georgina McNamara, Sepsis Trust;  ‘The hidden killer – video ‘The hidden killer’ – podcast  Dr Emmanuel Nsutebu;  ‘E-sepsis at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals’ – …

by Heather Smith

BOSTON, DEC. 14 – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the 32 digital health startups joining the 2018 PULSE@MassChallenge cohort. Selected from more than 500 applicants from around the world, this year’s cohort represents the most-innovative technologies advancing healthcare and improving patient wellbeing. “We believe that when entrepreneurs and the community …

by Heather Smith

The final report of the Scale AHA Study recommends to continue promoting the European reference sites and their collaborative work to innovate services for active and healthy ageing (AHA). The study also champions the twinning support scheme as part of the Digital Single Market initiative. Key conclusions and recommendations of the Scale AHA Final Study Report include: …

by Heather Smith