SEPTEMBER ECOSYSTEM 2018: DIGITAL HEALTH IN THE NORTH Wednesday 26th September, 09:00 – 13:30 King’s House Conference Centre, King’s Church, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB  The Digital Health North event brought together for the first time ,our three Ecosystems covering Greater Manchester ,North West England and Yorkshire and Humber . 300 participants representing the NHS ,Industry …

by Heather Smith

On 25th – 28th September a delegation from the South Denmark ecosystem organised by Welfare Tech Cluster did a return visit to the Catalonian Mental Health Cluster in Spain as part of a cluster2cluster collaboration. With a special focus on technology-based social- and health care, representatives from private companies, hospitals, municipalities etc. went to Catalonia with the purpose of gaining insights …

by Heather Smith

Our network is growing with the launch of two ecosystems just a few days ahead ! On October 4th the Digital Health Ecosystem Serbia will be launched in Serbia. Serbia has already witnessed the launch of the ecosystem Working Group in June (link) now followed by an ecosystem gathering. The event will take place in the EU …

by Heather Smith

Portuguese Ecosystem on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments brings together a wide range of Portuguese organizations committed to the promotion of a joint agenda for the implementation of Inclusive Environments for all ages, with particular emphasis in the areas of Health, Social Support, TICE and Infrastructures. Led by Cáritas Coimbra (Carina Dantas) and Coimbra Nursing School …

by Heather Smith

Excellence, the President of the Portuguese Republic, sent Cáritas Coimbra a support message with several recommendations on the Thematic network SHAFE – Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments. In 2018 SHAFE will deliver a Framing Paper and a Joint Statement on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (deadline October 25th) that will be presented to the European Commission in November. …

by Heather Smith

Galway University Hospital shortlisted for Irish Health Award for its use of EfficienC Patient Communication Software   Galway University Hospitals have been shortlisted in the ‘Best use of Information Technology – Hospital’ category in the Irish Healthcare Awards for their effective use of the EfficienC Patient Communication Software.   Ireland’s leading medical Awards are hosted …

by Heather Smith

NHS Digital has enlisted the help of a third-party app evaluator to speed up the number of clinically-approved tools available on the NHS Apps Library. Orcha uses a combination of manual and automated assessment processes to scour mobile app marketplaces for applications that can be safely used within clinical settings. The company conducts a ‘data …

by Heather Smith

Croatia became the 17th EU Member State to sign the Declaration: ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the European Union by 2022’, just before the representatives of its signatories came together for the first time. The kick-off meeting of the implementation of the declaration ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes …

by Heather Smith

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted a positive opinion on the European Commission’s Communication entitled ‘Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market, empowering citizens and building a healthier society’. In its opinion, the EESC clearly agrees with the vision outlined in the Communication, namely to promote health, prevent and fight diseases, …

by Heather Smith

The alarming incidence of medical errors has recently raised global concern about patient safety. Simulation and gaming technology developed by the abcdeSIM-VR project has provided revolutionary training solutions for medical staff. Medication errors constitute a large, yet potentially preventable, cause of patient morbidity and mortality, resulting in 95 000 deaths per year in Europe alone. …

by Heather Smith

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slow, progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. In Europe, there are 1.2 million people living with the disease, most of them over 50. PD develops gradually over time and early signs are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. Although we …

by Heather Smith

Our Catalan ecosystem partner Hospital Clinic is participating in the EU funded project CIPSEC to enhance security in hospital infrastructures.  CIPSEC is now gathering information regarding the needs on security issues health infrastructure operators are facing to. To share your anonymously your needs you may participate to the online survey available at https://cipsec.limequery.com/457438 About CIPSEC In recent years, the majority …

by Heather Smith

Just a few days ago, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his 2018 State of the Union speech with the title “The Hour of European Sovereignty”. In the speech, he argues that the time has come for the EU “to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities”. The question is how to make …

by Heather Smith

Austria has just signed the declaration ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the EU by 2022’. Greece also signed the declation on 6 September, thus becoming part of the joint European effort to link genomic databases across borders and to build secure health data infrastructure at EU level. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner …

by Heather Smith
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The Coalition of the Willing will organize a Workshop Session during the WHINN week on the 10th of October in Odense, Denmark. The workshop will count with “Parallel track”  to ensure the founding partners of the CW can showcase their current activities and future plans for securing a future for technology-enabled health and care services that are …

by Heather Smith

Chair, Brian O’Connor said “Our first phase of growth has established us as an innovative and fast expanding International company, with an established Brand and lots more to do.” We used the summer months to review our progress, learn lessons from our mistakes and plan for the next phase. We have listened to many of our members, …

by Heather Smith

PULSE project will enable Taiwan’s large amount of data and R&D energy to be effectively integrated and reused Which are the main motivations to become involve in PULSE? Taiwan has a very high population density. Environmental pollution at a single location is likely to affect the health of most people. Through the public health monitoring …

by Heather Smith

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen lead a Team Finland visit to Denmark on 4–5 September. Denmark is Finland’s 15th largest export country and the 10th biggest import-trading partner. Denmark provides untapped opportunities for companies within the field of health technology, both at the level of the five regions governing hospitals as …

by Heather Smith

Game-changing technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics will form a key part of the future of the NHS. To enable NHS staff to make the most of these opportunities to improve services and help ensure a sustainable NHS, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned a major independent …

by Heather Smith

“The Safety of Telemedicine – How can Resilient Health Care Contribute?” This was the framework for inspiring presentions that brought together patient safety, telemedicine and resilience. 55 international and national participants participated in an exciting thematic event on 16th August at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. The event focused on strengthening …

by Heather Smith

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has completed a complex project to switch integration engines; on time, on budget, and with no disruption to services. The trust has a well-advanced ‘best of breed’ strategy to create an electronic patient record and support paperless and mobile working. It has around 900 servers running over 300 clinical and …

by Heather Smith

HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – BOLD POLITICAL CHOICES FOR AGENDA 2030EHFG 2018 – Second Programme Announcement 2018 is a big year for health. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it the very right to health itself, celebrates 70 years of existence, while other key health milestones such as the Tallinn Charter and Alma-Ata …

by Heather Smith

Game-changing technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics will form a key part of the future of the NHS. To enable NHS staff to make the most of these opportunities to improve services and help ensure a sustainable NHS, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned a major independent …

by Heather Smith

“The Safety of Telemedicine – How can Resilient Health Care Contribute?” This was the framework for inspiring presentions that brought together patient safety, telemedicine and resilience. 55 international and national participants participated in an exciting thematic event on 16th August at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. The event focused on strengthening …

by Heather Smith

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has completed a complex project to switch integration engines; on time, on budget, and with no disruption to services. The trust has a well-advanced ‘best of breed’ strategy to create an electronic patient record and support paperless and mobile working. It has around 900 servers running over 300 clinical and …

by Heather Smith

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen lead a Team Finland visit to Denmark on 4–5 September. Denmark is Finland’s 15th largest export country and the 10th biggest import-trading partner. Denmark provides untapped opportunities for companies within the field of health technology, both at the level of the five regions governing hospitals as …

by Heather Smith

Proposals have been announced to create a world-leading precision medicine campus in the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone, located on the UK’s largest clinical academic campus – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking partnership between academia, industry and the NHS – Health Innovation Manchester – has been working with global diagnostics firm QIAGEN on …

by Heather Smith

The NIHR is launching a new call for health inequalities research as part of its Policy Research Programme (PRP). The call will fund research to provide evidence to inform health and social care policy aimed at reducing health inequalities. Health inequalities are differences in health between different population groups. These inequalities can be the result of social …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance and the Digital Health Society are partnering with other European Organisations to hold a Health Summit in Brussels on 29 November 2018. The ECHAlliance is leading one of the 4 Working Groups on eHealth, data and digital. EU Health Summit 2018 – A shared vision for health  Health protection and promotion is one of …

by Heather Smith
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