EU eHealth in focus - Newsletter — Issue Mon 23 Nov 2015

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ISSN : 2362-986X
European Commission EU eHealth in focus
In this issue - November 2015

€7.5 million of funding for projects improving cross border exchange of patient data
The 2015 CEF Telecom eHealth call (2015 CEF-TC 2015-2) makes an indicative €7.5 million of funding available for projects improving cross border exchange of patient data using ICT tools.
Connecting Europe Facility logo
Call for tenders: Development leader for the guidelines on assessment of the reliability of mobile health applications.
This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 (b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR.
Funding for eHealth projects in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017
The Horizon 2020 Work Programme covering 2016 and 2017 has been published. Have a look at the upcoming funding opportunities for research and innovation projects in the field of ICT for health and wellbeing.
Horizon 2020
Research & Innovation
Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on "Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe"
The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on "Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe".
See also : Please refer to the website to read full details.
GET project has helped over 400 eHealth SMEs
During the 2 years of the EU-funded GET project, more than 400 European eHealth SMEs have received support on private funding, internationalisation, business modelling and identification of new opportunities. What did we learn from all of this?
EMPOWER tools give control over diabetes
The EU-funded EMPOWER project has developed prototype web and mobile applications that allow diabetic patients not only to contribute to their own healthcare but also to be more in control of their disease.
'Cookbook' for large-scale deployment of coordinated care and telehealth
After monitoring care coordination and telehealth initiatives in five EU healthcare regions Lombardy (IT), Basque Country (ES), Catalonia (ES), Northern Netherlands (NL), and Scotland (UK, the ACT project has produced this 'cookbook' for large-scale deployment of coordinated care and telehealth.
'Cookbook' cover
Perspectives on reusing health data in Europe
'Political debates around the trustworthiness of reusing health data in Europe started five years ago. Have we made any progress?' This question, raised by 'Himss Insights', has been answered by, amongst others, Claudia Prettner (Policy Officer Unit Health & Wellbeing, DG Connect, European Commission), Dipak Kalra (President of the EuroRec Institute) and Catherine Chronaki (Secretary General HL7 Foundation).
Mon 23 Nov 2015
Webinar on funding opportunities in Innovation Procurement for eHealth
Would you like to know more about funding opportunities for European health procurers? Join our online webinar discussing call topics 'eHealth innovation in empowering the patient' and 'uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records'. We will try to answer all your questions.
Innovation Procurement
Video of the webinar PPI for deployment and scaling up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing | SC1-PM-13–2016
An information session on the Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" single stage topic SC1-PM-13–2016: "PPI for deployment and scaling up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing" took place online on 13 November. The video of the webinar is now available, along with the slides.
See also : Video of the webinar
7 December 2015 - Rue Philippe Le Bon 3, Brussels
Meeting on Privacy Code of Conduct mHealth apps
This follow-up meeting will outline the current state of play on the code of conduct which is being developed by the industry for app developers in order to safeguard privacy of data collected by mHealth apps. An update on the work and a first draft of the code will be presented with the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss.
Contact : DG Connect Code of Conduct team
9 - 10 December 2015 - Brussels
4th Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA)
This year's Conference of Partners is dedicated to the theme "Accelerating market uptake of innovation for active and healthy ageing across Europe" The European Innovation Partnership is at a crucial stage of its development. The next months will determine the success of this endeavour. We want this Conference of Partners to generate an open discussion about the achievements so far and the future vision for the Partnership. And we want to re-energise our focus on accelerating innovation uptake and delivering tangible outcomes. The event is now fully booked.
12 April 2016 - Brussels
Digicare forum 2016
DigiCare is a full day seminar focused on Digital Healthcare in Europe, aiming at gathering all relevant stakeholders interested in the development of this approach in healthcare. One session focuses on health apps and what the Commission is doing in this field.
Digicare forum 2016
10 - 12 May 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Conference Health 2.0 Europe 2016
The Health 2.0 conference offers eHealth start-ups the opportunity to present themselves in front of a room full of investors (a session born out of the EU-funded GET project), along with many other eHealth sessions and networking possibilities.
Conference Health 2.0 Europe 2016
Telemedicine Czech Republic
Telemedicine is moving forward in Czech health centers
The Czech National eHealth Center and the Palacký University of Olomouc (member of the EU-funded United4Health project), have published a video on how telemedicine improves healthcare in the Czech Republic: "The biggest advantage is that it's saving the patient's time, because the data travels, not the patient."
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HELICOID FET Open project: new imaging technology to help save brain cells during cancer surgery
Researchers from FET-Open project HELiCoiD have developed hyper-spectral imaging technologies which can help to distinguish more accurately between healthy tissue and that affected by tumour.
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