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November 2017 Newsletter
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November 2017 Newsletter 

Bringing needs and solutions together for the future of Health

The DHWS is back @
Mobile World Congress 2018! 

The Digital Health & Wellness Summit (DHWS) 2018 will be back in Barcelona as part of the 4YFN event during the Mobile World Congress. The DHWS18 is developed by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and we are pleased to partner again with 4YFN. The objective of DHWS18 is to showcase the best innovators bringing digital technologies to improve healthcare delivery around the world. It creates opportunities for these innovators to meet end-users (clinicians and patients) and understand their needs and challenges. 

With more than 19,000 participants in 2017, the event 4 Years From Now is the perfect platform to discuss disruptive innovations for healthcare, especially in 2018 around the following topics: Digital Health in Sport, Consumerization of health: how to hook and nudge people for healthy behaviours, Who is the 21st century insurer?, Manage Diabetes in the Digital era, Technology trends in healthcare (Blockchain, AI, VR/AR…), How to create Digital health unicorns: investors vs start-ups, Data: the citizen in the driver seat?
We have secured some slots especially for the ECHAlliance members. Please send your suggestions to

More information here

Save the Date!
Health Around the Globe 2018 
Beijing, China
26-28 September 2018

The China Consortium Health Alliance (CCHAlliance) will organise the Third Health around the Globe (DHS2018) Conference at the long established PTExpo, a large international event gathering thousands of leaders with the IT and telecommunications industry and organised by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The DHS2018 will showcase the best innovators and the key leaders for Digital Health sector. The agenda will present policy-makers, leading companies, start-ups, most advanced scientists, investors, insurances… coming from China and the all over the world. The key themes will include Healthy China 2030, Digital Health Society and  Digital Traditional Chinese Medicine.

On 26 September there will be a number of Private, 'invitation only' Round Tables, an opportunity for a small number of key players from China and Internationally to discuss collaboration.

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The Digital Health Society
Message from Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Did you miss the Digital Health Society session during the eHealth Tallinn conference? Watch it now!
Don’t miss the Digital Health Society Declaration Session at Medica Health Forum, 15 November!

THANK YOU for making eHealth Tallinn 2017 a huge success!

Just over 700 stakeholders (policy-makers, companies and start-ups, researchers, clinicians, citizens and patients, insurers, investors, hospitals managers, CIOs…) from across Europe and beyond travelled to Tallinn on 16 October 2017 for one of the most inspiring digital health conference of the year. A number of high-level sessions, workshops and discussions addressed the impact that the digital transformation of healthcare systems will have on society and citizens. The Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and ECHAlliance invite you to continue the movement of the Digital Health Society. 
  • Presentations and images available of the eHealth Tallinn Conference
  • Re-Watch your favorite session during the eHealth Tallinn Conference
Read more here
The Digital Health Society Workshop in Boston
The ECHAlliance, in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) has organised a workshop in Boston on 25th October titled “The Digital Health Society: Europe meets North America”, within the Connected Health Conference (CHC) 2017 which attracted more than 2000 attendees.
The DHS workshop has gathered participants from USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South Korea, China, South America… The delegates, large companies and start-ups, policy-makers, researchers, clinicians, investors… took the opportunity of this interactive international event, to discuss and exchanges ideas around the deployment of Digital Health and key topics such as public policies, Telehealth, patients’ empowerment and behaviour change, and Blockchain in healthcare.Organised jointly with our sister organisation, the Canadian Integrated Health Alliance (CIHA), Kaia Health, Wise technology healthcare and Stella Technology.
ECHAlliance and CIHA thank especially the supports and sponsors of this workshop: 
Kaia Health, Wise Technology Healthcare and Stella Technology.

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International Networks of Ecosystem 
  • Friesland, Netherlands, 15 Nov 17
  • Oulu, 24 Nov 17
  • Valencia, Spain, 28 Nov, 17
  • Yorkshire & Humber, UK, 29 Nov 17
  • North West Coast, UK, 13 Dec 17
  • 2nd Joint All Ireland Ecosystem, 12 Jan 18
ECHAlliance members wishing to attend the Ecosystem meetings should contact for registration details. Learn more about the ECHAlliance Ecosystem Network here.
We are pleased to announce that we are working on setting up the first Ecosystem in Germany
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 October Manchester Ecosystem Meeting “GM Digital: Developing skills & infrastructureeing”
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Listening to patients’ needs at SABIEN PERISCOPIO 2017 event Valencia
Check the latest News of Estonian Ecosystem
Check the latest News of Manchester Ecosystem
Check the latest News of the Digital Health London Ecosystem
Other News 

Richard Corbridge, his goodbye to Ireland is an example of good CIO communications!

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Don’t miss ECHAlliance session "Connected Health” at the EAPM Congress, 30 Nov – Belfast 

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European Commission to invest EUR 6 billion in digital research in 2018-2020 

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Deadline Extended ! Apply to Silver Economy Awards

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EU funded MasterMind Policy recommendations: for depression treatement through eMental health

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Interim evaluation of AAL Programme: funding for ICT projects on assisted living remains important

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Great eHealth Digital Health Conference by eHealth Forum 

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Transatlantic ICT Forum 2017, Brussels 30 November 2017

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EU Projects Collaborations 

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

Tenders Room/Call of Projects 
We have created for our members a new section on our global Connector platform of some of the many tenders /call for projects related to connected health in Europe.
  • Access here (for members only)
Calendar of Events 
22 Nov, London, UK openEHR Day, by Marand

27-28 Nov, Lisbon, Portugal, Opening Up to an Era of Social Innovation Conference

28 Nov, Belfast, NI, 1st European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Congress

30 Nov, Brussels, Belgium, Transatlantic ICT Forum 2017

6 Dec, Brussels, Belgium, 
Digital Health Summit
We are delighted to announce new additions
to the ECHAlliance team
Matt Grek
Digital Communitcations Manager

With 18 years’ of expertise in public-facing communications, he brings significant experience, knowledge and leadership skills to deliver strategic and impactful digital communications. Previously at NHS England and the National Patient Safety Agency, Matt uses his creativity to develop innovative solutions to tackle the many challenges facing the health sector.
Andy Bleaden
International Project Manager

Andy has had long career in both funding and social care going back over 25 years and has been recently working in Greater Manchester at Stockport where he specialised in Adult Social Care, Robotics, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Regeneration and Dementia. He also formed alliances with pan European groups most recently with the EIP-AHA, Coral and Covenant for Demographic Change. 
Welcome New ECHAlliance Members 
Brian O'Connor  "I am delighted to formally welcome the Health Service Executive, they are responsible for the provision of Health and Social Services for everyone living in the Republic Of Ireland with Public Funds.  We work closely with them on the eHealth Ireland Strategy and the Irish Ecosystem which supports that strategy. They are already contributing to the International Network of Ecosystems and to the Digital Health Society".
Brian O'Connor "It is a pleasure to welcome the Ministry of Health, Bulgaria, we are delighted to have them as members and look forward to working with them through our International Networks".

Others Who Have Joined Us Recently

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