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''Kinecting'' to telemedicine    epda.eu.com

A solution from the videogame worldKinect for Windowscould become a revolutionary new way for patients with Parkinson's disease to do rehab at home, and for physicians to remotely monitor how a perso[...]

Still time to enter the 2014 Health Technology and Telemedicine Competition for Young Innovators (2014 HTComp)  pdf

The European Telemedicine Conference, organised by UPMC, is hosting the 2014 HTComp. Innovative health IT and telemedicine entrepreneurs and start-ups may send applications until 22 September 2014.

The past, present, and future of telemedicine for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

In this report, authors describe the past, present, and likely future applications of telemedicine to PD. Historically, telemedicine has relied on expensive equipment to connect single patients to a [...]

Digital Agenda for Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Rebooting Europe’s economy[...]

Handbook on European data protection law - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Handbook on European data protection law[...]

Definition of a frame of reference in relation to primary care with a special emphasis on financing systems and referral systems - Final opinion    europa.eu

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

Connecting Europe with Galileo - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Galileo in support of transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures[...]

An innovative lubrication system for aircraft engines    europa.eu

The EU-funded ELUBSYS project developed a radically new approach to lubricating an aircraft's turbine engines that reduces oil consumption. The innovation could result in more efficient jet engines t[...]

The European tourism indicator system - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Toolkit for sustainable destinations[...]

Events - EUSEW 2014 EDE: Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - 23 June 2014, Tervuren (near Brussels) Belgium    europa.eu

The EUSEW 2014 Energy Day Event on Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - achieving and sustaining city society well-being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together? - shall explo[...]

[Conference] Building Healthy Global Food Systems - A New imperative for Public Health    epha.org

The VISION of this conference is to review the status of diet-related ill health, determine the impact that existing global food systems have on health, and then explore policies that could effective[...]

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted – CHMP endorses PRAC recommendation    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (R[...]

An eChance for eHealth? 2014 Forum takes stock and looks ahead    epha.org

The 2014 eHealth Forum took place in Athens on 10-12 May, hosted by the Greek Presidency and the European Commission. It provided a chance for European and national eHealth stakeholders to exchange i[...]

IN-TIME analysis reveals equal telemonitoring benefits for ICD and CRT-D devices    escardio.org

Heart failure patients receive similar benefits from implantable devices fitted with telemonitoring technology alerting medical experts to problems regardless of whether they are fitted with cardiove[...]

IN-TIME shows equal benefit of home telemonitoring in ICD and CRT-D patients    escardio.org

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The multicentre trial included 664 patients with chronic heart failure, class II or I[...]

Networking the sky with new aircraft communication technology    europa.eu

Air transportation is expected to at least double by 2050. Coping with these needs and the resulting overcrowded sky requires top-notch communication technologies - but the sector is not quite ready [...]

Press release - eHealth Forum: health management in the 21st century    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Memo Brussels, 12 May 2014 This is eHealth Forum week, a time to discuss how technology can bring positive changes into healthc[...]

Success Stories - Better communication technologies help save more lives    europa.eu

An earthquake, a terrorist attack, a fire in a tunnel it takes a special kind of person to rescue survivors from large-scale emergencies. But first response teams don t rely just on their outstandi[...]

[Press release] eHealth must foster inclusion and solidarity    epha.org

Brussels, 12 May 2014 - Coinciding with the opening of the 2014 eHealth forum in Athens held under the Greek Presidency, EPHA highlights the necessity that eHealth solutions must meet the needs of al[...]

Cross-Border Healthcare in Europe: Improving Co-operation to Deliver a Patient-Centred System    eugms.org

The EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare seeks to eliminate obstacles hindering patients from receiving treatment in another Member State. Rules for receiving cross-border heal[...]

New publication: European child health services and systems. Lessons without borders    who.int

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland View full list of key publications by date V[...]


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