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Issue 109, 25 April 2013


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eHealth Week: Driving a healthier Europe

By Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, BDS, MBA, Secretary General of the Department of Health of Ireland

By Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, BDS, MBA, Secretary General of the Department of Health of Ireland

The use of technology to revolutionise healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes will be the focus of international eHealth Week  taking place in Dublin from 13-15 May 2013. Expected to attract over 2,500 international delegates and 100 exhibitors, the annual event will welcome global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, clinicians, hospital and IT managers and VIP guests. 

eHealth solutions are critical in the delivery of high quality health systems. eHealth Week aims to encourage innovative policy development and will look at maximising health and economic benefits and th [...]

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Chain of Trust

Telescope: Telehealth Services Code Of Practice for Europe

EU Health Prize for Journalists – Articles »

Europe, by ambulance, by Elina Heino, national winner for Finland


News from the EU 

Frailty in old age, a public health concern at EU level  »

In his speech at the EU Frailty Conference, Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, welcomed success in finding new tools and strategies to prevent and treat frailty and relieve the strain on healthcare systems.

EU Health Programme: 2011 Call for Proposals – Abstracts of the actions selected for EU co-funding  »

The new publication from the European Commission, detailing abstracts selected is now available online.

World Immunisation week (20-27 April) – New vaccine scheduler  »

A new interactive platform of vaccination schedules for individual European countries and for specific age groups has been developed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), with the Groupe d’Etudes en Preventologie.

European Partnership for Action Against Cancer launches 'I’m a Fan of Life' campaign  »

The new online social gaming campaign will consist of 11 fun games on cancer prevention.

Progress report is now available on the 'Taste Booster' campaign  »

This report shows the results of a pilot project on increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in vulnerable population groups.

New portal seeks to improve health literacy among older EU population  »

In the current context of a rapid ageing population and economic austerity, the IROHLA project has developed a new website to promote healthy ageing.

Applications now open for the European Health Award 2013!  »

The award highlights and rewards health policy initiatives involving cross-border European cooperation that contribute to meeting European health challenges – Deadline 31 May 2013.

New publications 

Health system performance comparison. An agenda for policy, information and research  »

Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), this book offers an important summary of the current developments in health system performance comparison.

Forthcoming events 

Health First Europe meeting 'The state of Health in Europe' (Brussels, 15 May 2013)  »

Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, will make a keynote speech followed by a panel debate on the state of health in Europe.

The 14th International Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE) (Leipzig, 8 June 2013)  »

The theme will be 'The uses of psychiatric epidemiology in improving population mental health'.

European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) conference – 'Patient Safety in Practice' (The Hague, 11 June 2013)  »

The conference will focus on how to manage risks to patient safety and quality in European healthcare.

Reporting from across Europe 

Italy bans e-cigarettes for minors  [Italy]  »

As like other tobacco products, e-cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be sold to a person who is younger than 18.

'Get moving' campaign targets 11 to 15-year-olds  [Denmark]  »

The purpose of the campaign is to get kids off their PCs and encourage physically activity for at least 60 minutes a day by providing inspiration to do activities such as skateboarding, hip hop or even rope skipping.

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