Last July, the European Commission recognised 27 profiles and standards for healthcare systems to be developed through public procurement. This is a step forward for reaching the European Digital Single Market in eHealth.
If there is a common message from the European events on eHealth that I have attended recently, it is that patients are increasingly expecting to have more say in their personal healthcare, with the help of digital tools.
Employment participation of older workers is under-researched. We discussed this topic with experts in the field at the European Summit on Innovation for Active and healthy Ageing. This will also be the subject of the first call for proposals by the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives”
Imagine you have your medical record posted in a safe place in the cloud. Your usual clinicians can access it, but also any emergency doctor admitting you, unconscious from an accident or a medical crisis anywhere in Europe. The European Commission is funding projects to develop the structures and semantics needed to achieve this interoperability.
Today is the International Day of Older Persons and Europe is by far the "oldest" continent in the world. The number of people in Europe aged 65+ will almost double, from 85 million today to 151 million in 2060. Germany and Italy have the 2nd and 3rd highest median ages in the world. By 2050 also countries like Portugal, Malta, Germany or Spain are projected to have a media age of 50+.
How can mobile tools change mental health research and practice? Blog post by psychology expert and researcher Andrea Gaggioli.
Europe can become the leading region in the world in harnessing health and care innovation, and capturing its benefits.
REACTION cares about the quality of life of people with diabetes.
The European Commission should continue supporting a wider use of digital tools in healthcare, according to the eHealth Stakeholder Group, a European Commission advisory body. There are 4 major areas on which the group presented specific suggestions for action.
mHealth has great potential. It allows you as a consumer to assess your own health status indicators. Such a tool could be beneficial, but introduces risks at the same time. This is where European legislation for medical devices comes in.