Archive: 'Sep 2018' :

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slow, progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. In Europe, there are 1.2 million people living with the disease, most of them over 50. PD develops gradually over time and early signs are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. Although we […]

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The alarming incidence of medical errors has recently raised global concern about patient safety. Simulation and gaming technology developed by the abcdeSIM-VR project has provided revolutionary training solutions for medical staff.  © Ronald Nanninga Medication errors constitute a large, yet potentially preventable, cause of patient morbidity and mortality, resulting in 95 000 deaths per year […]

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted a positive opinion on the European Commission’s Communication entitled ‘Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market, empowering citizens and building a healthier society’. In its opinion, the EESC clearly agrees with the vision outlined in the Communication, namely to promote health, prevent and fight diseases, […]

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Croatia became the 17th EU Member State to sign the Declaration: ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the European Union by 2022’, just before the representatives of its signatories came together for the first time. The kick-off meeting of the implementation of the declaration ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes […]

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Austria has just signed the declaration ‘Towards access to at least 1 million sequenced genomes in the EU by 2022’. Greece also signed the declation on 6 September, thus becoming part of the joint European effort to link genomic databases across borders and to build secure health data infrastructure at EU level. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner […]

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*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Moonshot & Action plan In this news: 2018 action plan of the DHS Task Forces 100 million Digitally Connected Healthy EU Citizens by 2027 The Digital Health Society (DHS), an open multi-stakeholder movement, is both A Digital Health thought leadership platform to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices, success stories. A Lab, an innovation […]

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