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mHealth Subgroup outlines set of actions

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 09:31
In November 2015, representatives of all EU member states coming together as the eHealth Network, formed an mHealth subgroup to work on suggestions for future work in this field. Proposals for concrete actions in the field of mobile health (mHealth) have now been made available.

'Digital technologies must support the overall health policy goals'

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 13:18
At an informal meeting in Tallinn on 20 July, EU health ministers discussed the future of digital solutions in health. The ministers identified areas for closer collaboration among member states and possible actions at EU level to overcome the main challenges of data-driven digital innovation in health.

Health and care sessions at Conference on Innovation Procurement

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 08:02
The European Commission aims to boost adoption of innovative solutions in health and care services by allocating funding for innovation procurement. A conference on this topic will be held under the Estonian EU presidency on 17 and 18 October 2017.

Request for expression of interest to become host of mHealth Hub

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 08:26
The mHealth Hub is a new European project, funded by Horizon 2020. It will collect and share national experiences of working with mobile health (mHealth) and help Member States introduce mHealth programs. A request for expressions of interest to become host of this hub has been launched.

EU funded GLAM organises an international workshop in Tel-Aviv about how KETs can enhance cancer diagnosis

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 11:15
This workshop organised by the GLAM project brings together experts from the field of nanotechnologies, photonics, and micro-and nano-systems in relation to cancer diagnosis. The speakers participating in the workshop will be researchers, experts in regulation and doctors.

LUXCOR Health Event in Brussels

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:51
The LUXCOR health event gathered around 50 participants in Brussels on 19 June 2017. This first edition was co-organised by the Luxembourg Contact Office for Research & Innovation in Brussels (LUXCOR) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). The topics addressed included Clinical and translational medicine, Big Data, eHealth and next-generation healthcare.

A new study shows that Europe is ready for free movement of Electronic Health Records

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 15:00
The study, entitled "Mapping out the obstacles of free movement of electronic health records in the EU in the light of single digital market", shows that both patients and health professionals look forward to the development of e-health services and the legislation that supports the movement and the safe use of health data.

EU funded INHERIT project identifies ways of living, moving and consuming that protect the environment and promote health and health equity

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:51
INHERIT (INter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for InnovaTion) aims at stimulating effective policies, practices and innovations that address key environmental stressors of health and the underlying causes of health inequity.

7th ICT Health and Social Conference in Barcelona: The sensory at the service of people

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:15
The R+D+I ICT Health and Social Conference aims to enhance the visibility of the key agents in the sector of ICT applied to the field of Health and Social Welfare and to establish a platform for transfer of knowledge.

SAVE THE DATE: Workshop on Making ICT standards fit for Active and Healthy Ageing in Europe

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 11:38
The EU funded PROGRESSIVE project is organising a brainstorming workshop to debate how standards, mainly those related to ICT as an enabler of Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), can better meet the needs of Europe's ageing population. The workshop will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 19 October 2017.

Great achievements for the EU funded CHIC project

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 07:35
The novelty created by the large scale transatlantic CHIC project refers to a host of aspects of fundamental science, biomedical technology and future clinical medicine related to the quantitative understanding of cancer and the patient individualized treatment optimization of the disease.

Public Consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 09:57
The European Commission is launching a public consultation on digital transformation of health and care today. This consultation will investigate the need for policy measures that will promote digital innovation for better health and care in Europe and feed into a new Policy Communication to be adopted by the end of 2017.

Save the date: Annual Event on Public-Public Partnerships

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 23:04
The annual Joint Programming event, organised by ERA-LEARN and the European Commission (DG RTD), will focus on the future of P2Ps under the motto "Co-designing Public-Public Partnerships for the next Framework Programme" to emphasise the collaborative approach in involving stakeholders for the future design.

The Digital Health Society Declaration

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 16:00
The Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia is launching the Digital Health Society Declaration as a call for actions about “Health in the Digital society and the Digital society for health”. It will integrate inputs from all the stakeholders interested in the development of Digital health.

Launch event of the EU funded ELIXIR in Luxembourg

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 13:53
The Luxembourg Node of ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science information, is organising a launch in event on September 7 at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg.

Porto4Ageing launches the “Academia do Bem Envelhecer” platform

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 13:38
Porto4Ageing, a Reference Site and Partner Plus of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, launched on 7 July, a twinned online platform: “Academia do Bem Envelhecer” - the academy of ageing well.

EU-funded BigData@Heart project will contribute to the development of treatments fo heart disease patients in Europe

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:31
BigData@Heart aims to develop a data-driven translational research platform of unparalleled scale and phenotypical resolution, aiming to improve patient outcomes and reduce societal burden of atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure (HF) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

INNOLABS organises a Digital Healthcare Hackathon in Oslo

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:28
Applications for the Digital Healthcare Hackathon are open The event is organised by the EU funded INNOLABS project, and takes place in Oslo, Norway,on 19-20 September.

RELIEF Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) call for tender is now open!

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:52
RELIEF challenge is looking for interested entities to jointly innovate and looking for innovative ICT solutions to improve the self-management of chronic pain patients.

EU funded RiboNets project has developed a RNA-based toolbox for cellular computing

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:17
The RiboNets project lies at the interface of computer science and synthetic biology. The project aims at programming cellular networks and community behaviour using newly engineered RNA based devices (RNAdevs) that transmit and process information within cells.