Researchers, policymakers, and representatives of the computing industry met in Sofia, Bulgaria to discuss the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) in transforming Europe’s digital future. Around 130 stakeholders from academia and industry and policymakers met on 19 April 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, to discuss the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) in transforming Europe’s digital future. …

by Heather Smith

Europe faces some serious health challenges that are simply not going away. More threats from infectious disease due to emerging pathogens and increased resistance to antibiotics and antivirals. More incidents of non-communicable disease, raising the costs of long-term care. The first of these is identified as a global risk by the World Economic Forum in …

by Heather Smith

Europe has a leading edge in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. This workshop report describes activities being carried out in the field of AI in different Member States and in some of the countries associated to Horizon 2020. Learn about the academic, industrial and funding ecosystems, and find out more about the various governmental initiatives …

by Heather Smith

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT), a leading health benefits platform provider, today released its State of Digital Health: 2018 Annual Report, a comprehensive survey on how employers and employees interact with health and wellness programs, including digital therapeutics, telemedicine, and other apps, tools, and services. To complete the first-of-its-kind report, Castlight …

by Heather Smith

We’re pleased to announce that last week was the busiest so far for our International Network of Ecosystems. What has been going on?  The recent ecosystem gatherings provided a great opportunity for attendees to learn, discuss and engage about a wide range of relevant topics, such as:  11 April: eHealth Ireland Ecosystem “eHealth Innovations for Home and Community …

by Matt Grek

ECHAlliance is delighted to participate at the 2018 IQVIA Value and Access Conference where we will discuss how we collectively can “Re-imagine and transform Market Access via Data Science”.  IQVIA was formed by the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles. IQVIA did this to create something distinctive, something timely, something worthy of where healthcare is …

by Heather Smith

Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol in cooperation with Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark are seeking 14 SME’s working with health solutions from the Baltic Sea Region who are interested in having their products or services tested in highly specialised Living Labs. The project ProVaHealth is working to establish and build an internationally specialized network of …

by Heather Smith

TechXLR8 2018, taking place this June 12th-14th in London will have a targeted focus on how technology is shaping both the public and private healthcare markets, as well as the pharma industry as a whole. You can benefit from other industries success stories and learn from four TechXLR8 events which will be exploring tech in healthcare.Learn more …

by Heather Smith

On 10 April 25 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Whereas a number of Member States had already announced national initiatives on Artificial Intelligence, they now declared a strong will to join forces and engage in a European approach to deal therewith. By teaming up, the opportunities of AI for …

by Matt Grek

The digital transformation of our society brings about new opportunities for the healthcare sector to become more effective, sustainable and accessible. Digital solutions and data utilisation can help improve people’s health and address some of the challenges facing healthcare in Europe. Barriers to the digitalisation of healthcare, however, exist and require adequate attention. In this …

by Heather Smith

13 European countries have signed a declaration for delivering cross-border access to their genomic information. This is a game changer for European health research and clinical practice: sharing more genomic data will improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments (and targeted drug prescription), in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain …

by Heather Smith

Aims to drive STRATEGIC COLLABORATION AROUND DIGITAL HEALTH Agreement between MeHI & the European Connected Health Alliance will Advance the Pursuit of Digital Solutions to Global Healthcare Challenges LOCATION – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) today announced a new strategic partnership aimed at growing the digital health …

by Matt Grek

Citizens’ needs at the forefront – innovation the European way? Much was said during Digital Day 2 about doing innovation the “European way”, but can Europe deliver on its values? The advent of the „Digital Day“ is making its mark on European politics. Last year’s edition blew life into the EuroHPC initiative, albeit with only …

by Heather Smith

Article By: Nicholas Thompson, WIRED Editor-in-Chief  ON THURSDAY, EMMANUEL Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country. The French government will spend €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion) over five years to support research in the field, encourage startups, and collect data that can be used, and shared, by …

by Heather Smith

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high levels of blood sugar lead to damage in the blood vessels of the retina, …

by Matt Grek

The Study “Cross-border cooperation: capitalising on existing initiatives for cooperation in cross-border regions” published by the Commission today[1] maps EU-funded cooperation projects for the period 2007 to 2017 in EU and EEA countries and Switzerland; provides insight into opportunities and challenges for cross-border cooperation in healthcare; and offers guidance to local and regional authorities and other parties who …

by Matt Grek

Financed by the European third Health Programme, eHAction (eHealth Action) is going to contribute, in cooperation with EU countries and stakeholders, to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems. Taking over the work from Jasehn, the newly launched 3rd Joint Action called eHaction will continue the operational, strategic and technical support of the eHealth Network – a group of …

by Matt Grek

A new European Commission study analyses the impact on society of EU-funded Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. Which of the projects have had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years? Providing adequate care to the elderly is essential to ensure that Europe’s senior citizens are able to …

by Matt Grek

The Middle East And Africa Is The Biggest Factor In The Global Connected Healthcare Market Anticipated To Reach USD 10.2 Billion By 2024. The global connected healthcare market is anticipated to reach USD 150 billion by 2024 due to the persistent geriatric population as elderly population is highly susceptible to acquire several health disorders as …

by Matt Grek

The Human Brain Project’s Education Programme organises this event for young researchers to get an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives. Registration is free of charge and open until 9 April. The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming …

by Heather Smith

On a recent day at a hospital in western Beijing, a cancer radiologist named Chongchong Wu loaded a suspicious-looking lung scan into a computer program resembling Photoshop. A neural network trained on thousands of example scans highlighted nodules in red squares, which she examined carefully. She corrected two false positives where the network mistakenly identified …

by Heather Smith

Big data could not only benefit large companies, but also provide knowledge about a society’s health, for example. Image credit – Pxhere/876718, licensed under CC0 Big data has given scientists – and companies – a treasure trove of new information for analysing, understanding and predicting human behaviour, but it’s also thrown up a raft of …

by Heather Smith

Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost? Vasenka Photography/Flickr, CC BY To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making. They decide how technologies and Big Data are being used or deployed in creating smart cities, …

by Heather Smith

The Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. The expert group will also draw up a proposal for guidelines on AI ethics, building on today’s statement by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. From better healthcare to …

by Heather Smith

This week, Gallup and Sharecare released 2017 results from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which found significant declines in well-being across U.S. Findings painted a bleak picture of the well-being of Americans with zero states improving well-being by a statistically significant measure – marking a first in the nearly 10-year history of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. …

by Heather Smith

We are delighted to welcome the Ecosystem lechyid Digidol Cymru / Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW), as our newest member of the International Connected Health Ecosystem Network.  The first gathering took place on Tuesday March 6 in Cardiff, Wales. The mornings agenda provided a number of interesting and inspiring inputs from key stakeholders, each also …

by Heather Smith

LactApp Women’s Health is a Barcelona based startup, building tech products that empower women. The company’s initial focus has been to develop a breastfeeding ecosystem with three main areas: customized, verified and accessible information, professional support and building a mother to mother network. Reason #1 – Impressive Traction LactApp has proven to have found a real user pain.  In 2017- …

by Heather Smith

Created under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the digital health technology catalyst aims to address challenges around the development of digital health innovations to improve outcomes for patients and at a lower cost. A range of technology is welcomed to help with clinical decision making or improving disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and long-term care.  Submission …

by Heather Smith