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Progress of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

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

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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JOIN EUREGHA and the “Health in all Regions” Campaign!

JOIN EUREGHA and the “Health in all Regions” Campaign! 7 hours ago   (0 Comments) Posted by: Heather Smith Nick Batey, chair of EUREGHA said: “Regional and local authorities have a vital supportive role to play in collaboration with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Member States in achieving the overarching objective of improving health for …

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European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), a successful event!

European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), a successful event! 7 hours ago   (0 Comments) Posted by: Heather Smith The 21st edition of the European Health Forum Gastein, an event on the Austria EU presidency calendar, concluded on the 5th of October with 600 leading health policy experts agreeing on the need to set bold political choices for …

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Launch of the Digital Health Society (DHS) Website!

The Digital Health Society (DHS) movement was born during the Estonian EU Presidency in 2017, which focused on the development of a digital society in Europe, enabled by the free flow of data, as the fifth freedom right in the European Union. Launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the ECHAlliance as …

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Info session funding opportunities in innovation procurement for health and active ageing

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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Connected Health in Serbia Today and Tomorrow

The Serbian Health Tech Ecosystem has been launched on Oct 4th, in Belgrade, and is the newest connected health ecosystem of the European Connected Health Alliance.  This is the first step, but very significant for the developing community which is in recovery and transition, yet with great potential. Serbian ecosystem has high expectations on development …

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FDA Budget Matters: Advancing Innovation in Digital Health

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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China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens

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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Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head

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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