EU eHealth in focus - Newsletter — Issue Mon 03 Nov 2014

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In this issue - November 2014

European Health Forum Gastein: 'eHealth ready for rollout'
The European Health Forum Gastein took place on 1-3 October 2014. Two sessions focussed on eHealth, one on telemedicine and one on interoperability.
Deploying eHealth
Telemedicine: Stuck in the waiting room? - 'The Economist'
According to 'The Economist' telemedicine is "a long-touted healthcare revolution". May it at last be about to arrive, or is it stuck in the waiting room?
Telemedicine in 'The Economist'
Research & Innovation
Artificial pancreas: What's the status?
A dream for diabetes patients is about to come true: A wearable artificial pancreas that automatically regulates your insulin delivery, while living your normal live. The EU-funded AP@home project has developed a prototype to reduce the treatment burden for people with insulin treated diabetes.
Secure medical information space for analyzing clinical data
Analyzing clinical data to improve healthcare: The EU-funded Linked2Safety project has developed a next generation, securely linked data medical information space for semantically-interconnecting electronic health records and clinical trials systems.
Logo Linked2Safety
Fast Lane to Chemical Information: JRC launches ChemAgora
A new chemical information portal launched by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre will make life easier for everybody who is looking for information available online on a certain chemical substance.
ChemAgora screenshot
ICT Proposers' Day
ICT Proposers' Day
Videos ICT Proposers' Day: eHealth and ageing
Are you interested in applying for funding but you missed the ICT Proposers' Day in Florence? Watch the presentations here.
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'eHealth Demystified: An E-Government Showcase' - Interview Benoit Abeloos
'Computer' magazine has published an audio podcast featuring EC Programme Officer Benoit Abeloos (Health & Wellbeing, DG Connect). He speaks about the progress in eHealth that has been made so far in Europe, obstacles that need to be surpassed, EU data protection policies, and initiatives that foster entrepreneurship and job growth.
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FAQ's Horizon 2020 - Topics related to eHealth
Questions asked by potential project proposers concerning the call Personalising Health and Care (PHC) topics 27, 28, 29 and 30 (H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage) have been answered in the document below.
Horizon 2020
Call for tenders for the first joint cross-border procurement in the healthcare sector
The HAPPI project is financed by the European Commission and aims at detecting innovative solutions which address the needs of an ageing society in order to disseminate them in hospitals and nursing homes accross Europe.
4 November 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
European Voice conference 'Health Check'
European Voice’s annual healthcare event gathers key policy makers, business leaders and specialists. On this years' agenda is a session on digitising healthcare. Director Paul Timmers (Sustainable & Secure Society, DG Connect) will discuss the upcoming regulations and programmes on EU and national level.
12 November 2014 - Düsseldorf
Healthcare & Procurement Brokerage Event Medica 2014
On the occasion of MEDICA 2014, the global No. 1 meeting place for the medical sector, an international Brokerage Event will take place. The aim is to assist enterprises, universities and research institutions in finding partners in Europe for product development, manufacturing and licensing agreements, joint ventures or other types of partnership.
12 November 2014 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Healthcare Innovation Procurement P2P-Brokerage Event
For the first time ZENIT / NRW.Europa will offer at the Healthcare Brokerage Event on the MEDICA 2014 a special P2P-Brokerage Event for public purchasers of the health sector in Europe to meet other public purchasers interested in realizing Innovation Procurement (IP) projects. The aim of this event is to assist purchasers to find partners for joint cross-border procurement projects and to participate in the new innovation co-fund actions Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - HORIZON 2020. P2P-Matching is free of charge, but a MEDICA entrance ticket is needed.
25 - 26 November 2014 - European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium
Innovating for better Outcomes in Health and Social Care - EHTEL Symposium 2014
The yearly EHTEL symposium will once more convene the European eHealth community in Brussels. On the agenda you can find topics such as integrated care, big data, mHealth and telemedicine.
26 - 27 November 2014 - Palazzo Pirelli - Auditorium Gaber, Piazza Duca d’Aosta, Milan, Italy
Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through innovation procurement
A high level Event and Networking on Pre Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions is organised in Milan on the 26th and 27th November 2014.
28 November 2014 - Saint-Denis (France)
'When does software qualify as medical device?'
The French medical device authority (ANSM) is organising an awareness day that will focus on software and medical devices.
eHealth Week 2015: Save the Date
The next European eHealth Week will take place on 11-13 May 2015 in Riga (Latvia). It will combine the EU high-level conference on eHealth, the World of Health IT conference and exhibition.
eHealth Week 2015
20 - 24 April 2015 - Luxembourg
Med-e-Tel and Connectathon 2015
The next annual telemedicine and eHealth conference Med-e-Tel will be held in conjunction with the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2015.
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