Archive: 'Jan 2019' :

  The Digital Health Society (DHS) wholeheartedly welcomes the announcement that Finns and Estonians can collect their e-prescriptions in each other’s countries as of the 21st of January. This enabling action is planned to be the first of a number of real services to realize the many announcements and aspirations across Europe. This Initiative between the two countries will […]

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Brussels, 21 January 2019 Today, the first EU patients can use digital prescriptions issued by their home doctor when visiting a pharmacy in another EU country: Finnish patients are now able to go to a pharmacy in Estonia and retrieve medicine prescribed electronically by their doctor in Finland. The initiative applies to all ePrescriptions prescribed in Finland […]

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Air pollution, obesity and vaccine hesitancy are three of the global health threats the World Health Organization has pledged to make a priority in 2019. In a belated set of new year resolutions WHO has listed the 10 greatest health threats the world faces and sets out how it will tackle them over the next 12 months. The […]

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  Applies to: England SummaryWe are seeking views on changes to the Public Health Outcomes Framework which is due to be updated in summer 2019.This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 17 February 2019 Consultation description The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) was established in 2012 and its indicators are reviewed every 3 years. Public Health […]

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The use of artificial intelligence, and the deep-learning subtype in particular, has been enabled by the use of labeled big data, along with markedly enhanced computing power and cloud storage, across all sectors. In medicine, this is beginning to have an impact at three levels: for clinicians, predominantly via rapid, accurate image interpretation; for health […]

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At the CES Digital Health Summit, Daniel Kraft and leaders from Fitbit Health Solutions, Verily and Akili Interactive explored how far we’ve come and where we’re going when it comes to digital health. As the Digital Health Summit at CES kicked off on Tuesday in Las Vegas, healthcare leaders took to the stage to discuss […]

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The World Economic Forum report highlights a troubling gender gap in AI jobs and says proactive measures are needed to change the ratio. Big companies have already suffered glitches in their AI systems. Artificial intelligence has permeated the technology universe with the promise of disrupting every industry, from health care and retail to transportation. But […]

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New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS. The digital revolution is rapidly evolving and new technologies such as apps and wearable devices are […]

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  Digital technologies create new opportunities to transform health care and empower patients to make better informed decisions about their health. Digital tools are rapidly evolving, and to keep pace with this promising innovation, the FDA must modernize its approach to regulation. That’s why I announced in the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan that the FDA would […]

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  13 new call topics under the Horizon 2020 Science With and For Society programme are now accepting proposals for research examining the intersection of social policy and science research. The Science With and For Society (SwafS) programme aims to address the European societal challenges of Horizon 2020, through both building capacities and developing innovative ways of […]

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