The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious …

by Heather Smith

The big challenges that the healthcare systems are facing were discussed, great innovative solutions have been presented by large corporates or start-ups, but one conclusion is shared among all the participants, the implementation of these solutions is still challenging and sustainable models have still to be defined. We are living in exciting times, where the …

by Matt Grek

RMIT Europe will host this symposium as a collaboration with the International Network of Ecosystems of ECHAlliance as part of the ECHA Catalan Ecosystem Don’t miss this upcoming half-day symposium and networking lunch on how design and technology can transform healthcare for an ageing population. This is a must-attend event for people working across the health ecosystem …

by Matt Grek

Next PULSE workshop will take place at the 16th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics (iCOST conference) hosted in Singapore, from 10th to 12th July 2018. This year the conference is colocated with the World Cities Summit. The workshop will be held on the 10th July 2018 and will consist in …

by Julia Worcman

CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden Changes in Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System would advance price transparency and interoperability Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their …

by Heather Smith

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate new patient insights in breast cancer White Paper This report documents the approach and findings of a pilot commissioned by Roche Singapore Pte Ltd. and initiated by IQVIA. The study found that patients with different stages of breast cancer in Singapore have different concerns and needs. The report makes …

by Heather Smith

By using big data, the EU-funded BigO project aims to redefine the way policy strategies targeting childhood obesity are designed and deployed in European societies. Childhood and adolescent obesity is a major global and European public health problem. Currently, public actions are detached from local needs, mostly including indiscriminate blanket policies and single-element strategies, limiting …

by Heather Smith

On May 7th, the CSG organized a seminar on opportunities for Galician companies of the health sector in Europe, with the support of the Vigo Free Zone Consortium. The morning program focused on a presentation of the ECHAlliance health ecosystem network (www.echalliance.com), led by Joan Cornet, member of the director committee. The main objective of …

by Matt Grek

European Commission supports DigiTwins In relation with the work the ECHAlliance is enabling within the Digital Health Society, we are glad to announce that on the 18th of May, the consortium named DigiTwins received an invitation from the European Commission to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future …

by Heather Smith

Krishna Yeshwant thinks through health-tech investments with a “foursquare” box. It’s a useful way to connect the entrepreneur with the needs of the patient. There’s no “one-sized-fits-all” approach to fix health care, in his view. Krishna Yeshwant, a doctor and investor with GV, Alphabet‘s venture firm, takes a lot of meetings with entrepreneurs that have lofty …

by Heather Smith

PULSE cities: Birmingham Council is adopting open standards and practices that will facilitate data and information sharing. Air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society: children and …

by Heather Smith

PULSE partner, ASPB (Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona) will launch the pilot in the upcoming months. Barcelona is facing major urban health challenges related to several topics such as air quality, noise pollution, urban mobility and transport, housing, lack of green spaces, climate change, poverty, etc. Those lead to different health conditions such as …

by Heather Smith

In Paris, the primary theme will be Air quality and Asthma (not only the risks posed by air quality for asthma, but also the risks posed by active mobility for asthma, especially in the context of air pollution). There are more than 4 million asthmatics in France (6.7% of the population and 9% of children). …

by Heather Smith

Significant disparities in asthma rates are apparent throughout the United States. In New York City (NYC), Black and Latino children are three times as likely to be diagnosed with asthma as white children. The disparities in asthma prevalence and control are in part attributable to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions in low income and minority …

by Heather Smith

PULSE cities: Singapore accelerates the fight against Type II Diabetes in Singapore through mobility enhancement. Do you know that more than 400,000 Singapore residents are suffering from diabetes? With the rise of vertical neighbourhoods and cities, where space is mix-used to meet essential needs, Singaporeans tend to live a more sedentary lifestyle. PULSE system aims …

by Heather Smith

Explore the Innovation Radar and discover what groundbreaking results the EUbudget helped to deliver. https://www.innoradar.eu

by Matt Grek

In 2016, six projects obtained funding from the PM-18 call on Big Data and Public Health Policies. The six consortia represent different ideas of big data and public health policies. IASIS: How Big Data can pave the way for personalised diagnosis and treatments for #Dementia #Alzheimer’s #LungCancer MIDAS:  Connecting patient data from European health authorities …

by Heather Smith

The 5th PULSE Consortium meeting took place on the 20 February 2018  in Pavia (Italy) hosted by the Engineering Department of the University of Pavia. On the first day, PULSE partners were welcomed at the Palazzo Broletto by Michele Di Francesco, rector of the Institute of Advanced Studies, and counted with the presence of major …

by Heather Smith

Ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has presented a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens’ privacy and make the EU’s Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018. Read the full press release Article Source: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-leaders-meeting-sofia-completing-trusted-digital-single-market-benefit-all

by Heather Smith

Human beings don’t always make rational decisions, physicians included. Time and again, people base decisions on psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors instead of rational thinking. People tend to participate in organ donation when it’s the default option as opposed to something they must sign up for. They are more likely to pay their taxes …

by Heather Smith

This briefing note examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, its limits, and the ethical issues arising from its use .Overview AI is being used or trialled for a range of healthcare and research purposes, including detection of disease, management of chronic conditions, delivery of health services, and drug discovery. AI has the potential …

by Heather Smith

Today, we see the outrage over the misuse of data for nefarious means. Platforms such as Facebook have become vilified for their potentially complicit behavior in supplying these data for powerful analytical engines such as Cambridge Analytica.  And in turn, these engines—and their operators— have transformed from in-demand oracles to demons of epic proportions. Yet …

by Heather Smith

A 2017 survey found 24 days is the average wait time to schedule a physician appointment in 15 largest U.S. cities The long waits are a result of a growing shortage of primary care physicians, along with an aging population requiring more health care Major health care players like, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente, are …

by Heather Smith

Artificial intelligence drew much inspiration from the human brain but went off in its own direction. Now, AI has come full circle and is helping neuroscientists better understand how our own brains work. For years, the people developing artificial intelligence drew inspiration from what was known about the human brain, and it has enjoyed a …

by Heather Smith

If ranked among sovereign nations, the European Silver Economy (the economy of the population over 50) would currently be the third largest economy in the world, behind only the USA and China. And it will only continue to grow. A new European Commission study conducted by Technopolis and Oxford Economics reminds us of this opportunity, …

by Heather Smith

Either AI can help us solve global problems, or it can stay stuck as a business tool. It’s up to us to decide how we use it. BY WILL BYRNE We’re in a defining moment for the intelligent age. Artificial intelligence will be the great general-purpose technological advance of our time. Born of advances in …

by Heather Smith

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by Matt Grek

Powered by the EU-funded H2020 SEED project, the European Silver Economy Awards have the goal to reward innovative ICT-enabled solutions and initiatives from all sectors that help to improve the quality of life of senior citizens. Through the showcasing of innovative products and services, the Awards aim to raise awareness on the potential breadth of …

by Heather Smith

Greek eHealth Ecosystem of Digital Health meeting was held on 16 April 2018 at the National School of Public Health in Athens. The presentations and panel revolved around the digital transformation of the Greek national healthcare system and the role of eHealth ecosystems withing this. Among the presenters were dr. Christina Papanikolaou of the Insititute …

by Matt Grek
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