Archive: 'Oct 2018' :

  As we head towards the European Parliament elections in 2019, healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing unprecedented challenges arisingfrom an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic diseases. At the same time, rapid scientific developments are leading us into a new era of innovation. What is the role of the European Union […]

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This study analyses the nature and barriers to investments by EU regions and local authorities to support the deployment and implementation of large-scale, sustainable, digitally-enabled innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing (AHA). The objective of the European Commission is to achieve more than 50 EU regions active in the field improving the lives of […]

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According to a new Commission Staff Working Document, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing has fulfilled its primary mission: to provide a cooperation platform for people involved in innovation for ageing well. The policy document describes how their initiatives have contributed to deployment and scaling-up of digital innovation in the EU. Since […]

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Open Call: Large Scale Implementation of Digital Innovation for Health & Care in an Ageing society   An ageing population is increasing demand-side pressures on public health and social care providers across Europe. These pressures undermine the long-term sustainability of existing models for delivering care services to the ageing population. The challenge is to scale […]

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Info session funding opportunities in innovation procurement for health and active ageing On 16 October a new call for procurement project proposals opens supporting digital health and active ageing. The challenge is to scale up outcome-based innovative digital health and care solutions across EU borders through joining up actions in procurement of innovation. The call […]

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When the Food and Drug Administration recently granted marketing authorization for two medical apps for Apple’s new Watch, it marked a significant step forward for the agency’s overall approach to the development of digital health. As described in existing guidance, the FDA generally reviews medical apps without reviewing the general purpose computing platform they sit upon, […]

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Leave no dark corner China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment. What may sound like a dystopian vision of the future is already happening in China. And it’s making and breaking lives. The Communist Party calls it […]

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Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation. Technology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned. Mitchell Baker, head […]

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Many things are happening in the European digital health and care domain. A European exchange format for Electronic Health Records is getting closer and more and more countries are joining the declaration to share access to their genomic databanks. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Andriukaitis unveils his ambitious view on all of this in […]

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    20 European experts gathered mid-September in Brussels for a two day meeting about how to make children’s up to date vaccination cards and immunisation registries more available to healthcare professionals, by linking this vital information to electronic patient summaries. The ‘Digital health policies for Children’s Health’ workshop was about strengthening children’s immunisation in […]

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