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January 2017 Newsletter
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Welcome to the First News from the European Connected Health Alliance in 2017

DHWS17@4YFN Registration Open

The Digital Health & Wellness Summit 2017 will be back in Barcelona as part of the 4YFN 2017 event, on 27 February.

Don't miss the world's biggest and most influential digital health & wellness event and register now.

DHWS17 will showcase unmet needs and innovative solutions around 4 topics:

• Virtual Reality & Games
• New Insurances Models, the ‘Digital Insurer’
• Diabetes and Chronic Diseases Management
• Corporate Wellness

We are glad to offer ECHAlliance members a special discount. Please contact to get your discount code.

The VIP Pass includes:

• Digital Health Wellness Summit 2017 (27 February)
• 3 Day of 4YFN (27 February to 1 March)
• 1 Day Mobile World Congress (2 March)

It's Time to Start Planning for DHWS17@4YFN: travel informationhere

Challenges Call Open until 13th January

ECHAlliance has launched a call for proposals in order to select the best digital health ideas, projects and initiatives to participate at DHWS17. The call has two main schemes:challenge needs, that look for propositions about real needs from health professionals, patients and citizens companies, andchallenges solutions, that seek for innovative concepts and solutions to meet these needs.

Submit your proposal nowhere

Upcoming Ecosystem Meetings

We are pleased to share the dates for the upcoming Ecosystem Gatherings across the network.

Details available on Connectorhere

Manchester, UK, 19 Jan 17
Nice, France, 23 Jan 17
Ontario,Canada, 27 Jan 17
Valencia, Spain, 23 Feb 17
Yorkshire & Humber, UK, 14 March 17
Estonia, 14 March 17
North West Coast, UK, 21 March 17

ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contactheather@echalliance.comfor registration details.

Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network:here

Ecosystems News

Sir Andy Murray, Tennis World No. 1, shares his thoughts on DigitalHealth

The international digital health and care ambassador of the ECHAlliance member Digital Health & Care Institute, and recently-crowned world No1, Andy Murray, explains why he’s excited about the benefits the sector can provide to help everyone live better lives

Learn more here

Joint Ecosystem Meeting: A Great Success,Republic of Ireland and N.Ireland Ecosystems meet

In December 2016, ECHAlliance brought together for the first time ever, two Ecosystems from the International Network, for a joint Ecosystem gathering in Northern Ireland. The theme for the day was Cross Border Collaboration.The session was attended by 250 delegates from all sectors and from across borders. In addition to representation from across the island of Ireland, organisers were pleased to welcome delegates from Slovenia, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and the UK.

Learn morehere

Canadian Integrated Health Alliance: First Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem Meeting

The ‘CIHAlliance’ is a not-for-profit association – part of a growing international network of ecosystems that connects healthcare organizations and supports key initiatives that improve the quality of health and social care in Canada.

The first Ontario Healthcare Ecosystem meeting will be hosted on 27th January. More informationhere

Follow them onLinkedInandTwitter

Other News

Going digital: Rollout begins for e-health records from babies' birth

Read more here

ECHAlliance member Marand selected by Eurotransplant for clinical data applications
Read more here

Speakers’ Corner showcases digital transforming healthcare @ 2016 European Summit on Innovation AHA
Read more here

ECHAlliance @ Partners Connected Health Symposium, Boston
Read more here

Pre-Annountcement of AAL Call Challenge 2017
Read more here

EU Projects Collaborations

ECHAlliance has significant experience in European projects, acting as coordinator or as WP leader. We can help our members to identify partners in Europe and build innovative consortia.

See information about Horizon 2020 callshere

Please contact Julien Venne if you are interested in

Tenders Room

We have created for our members a new section on our global Connector platform of some of the many tenders related to connected health in Europe.

Accesshere(for members only)

Other Events

Arctic Light E-Health Conference (ALEC 2017),01 February, Lulea

MedTech Accelerator,01 February, Brussels

3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Ageing Well & eHealth, 28 April, Porto, Portugal

eHealth Week 2017,10 May, Malta

ECHAlliance Membership

ECHAlliance membership offers a wide range of benefits and membership levels. We would be pleased to have a discussion regarding your joining and answer any questions.

Some key points to consider:

• There is a simple online application form to joinhere
• Not-for-Profit organisations may join for free
• Clickhereto view a range of membership options

If you have questions regarding membership, please email us

European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
Innovation Centre Northern Ireland Science Park
Queen's Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland (UK)

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