EU eHealth in focus - Newsletter — Issue Thu 28 May 2015

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What happened at eHealth Week 2015?
A total of 1334 eHealth experts and 81 exhibitors from across Europe gathered in Riga to exchange knowledge and share best practices as part of the annual eHealth Week conference and exhibition. The presentation slides, photo's and Commissioner Andriukaitis' speech are now available.
eHealth Week 2015
Meet the best European eHealth SME's of 2015
The best eHealth/mHealth solutions produced by SMEs across Europe have been awarded during eHealth Week 2015.
eHealth SME awards 2015
mHealth in Europe: Next steps
To follow up on the mHealth Green Paper, the European Commission has started paving the way for an industry-led Code of Conduct for mobile health apps. This initiative was presented during an mHealth stakeholder meeting at eHealth Week 2015. Find the results and polls of this meeting here.
A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen
Europe must embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses. How? By using the power of the EU's Single Market. The European Commission unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, thereby delivering on one of its top priorities.
See also : Questions and Answers on the Digital Single Market Strategy
Digital single market strategy could help healthcare transcend borders
"Digital health needs to reach out to citizens and empower them, not to expect citizens to make the leap on their own", according to Pēteris Zilgalvis and Terje Peetso (European Commission, DG Connect).
Research & Innovation
Presentations Speakers' Corner at eHealth Week
The slides presented by EU-funded eHealth projects at the Speakers' Corner during eHealth Week are now available.
Top 5 countries for starting an mHealth business in the EU
Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK are the top five countries offering the best market conditions for mobile health app companies in Europe, according to a survey conducted by Research2guidance in collaboration with HIMSS Europe. More than 5,000 people participated in this study.
COGWATCH: helping stroke patients to regain their independence
A home rehabilitation system helps stroke patients to remaster sequential daily tasks like brewing tea.
EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) offers scientists and researchers borderless access to distributed computing infrastructures.
Interview: 'Combat obesity, share your daily steps with your doctor'
Wearable technology is surging in popularity, now it’s time to let doctors access this data, according to Professor Tim Lobstein, director of policy at the World Obesity Federation and one of the experts of the EU-funded DAPHNE project.
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'Surviving strokes: University of Birmingham leading research into cutting edge rehab technology'
Helping stroke survivors improve their quality of life is the goal of the Cogwatch research project. Scientists are working to minimize the consequences of what can be a devastating event.
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3 June 2015 - Brussels
Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active and Healthy Ageing
This conference, organised by the European Commission, will look at the issue of how to practically leverage public and private financial instruments and maximise synergies in the area of active and healthy ageing. In particular, the Conference will focus on the EU financial instruments, on the Investment plan for Europe, on the joint-procurement of innovative solutions, and on new ways of public-private co-investments in health. Registrations are closed but the conference will be broadcast live the day of the conference.
24 June 2015 - Paris
Continua open house event
This day-long event includes Tapani Piha (European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety), Petra Wilson (International Diabetes Federation) and Paul Coebergh van den Braak (Philips) who will share their perspectives on personal connected health.
8 September 2015 - Genova, Italy
MADiMa2015: International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management
MADiMa2015 brings together researchers from diverse fields of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use of information and communication technologies for better monitoring and management of food intake. June 1st is the deadline for paper submissions.
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