EU eHealth in focus - Newsletter — Issue Mon 16 Mar 2015

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

Exploring eHealth cooperation across the Mediterranean
The Digital Economy Ministers and representatives of ministries from Southern Mediterranean countries, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat, telecoms regulators, development banks and EU institutions have pledged closer cooperation to reap the benefits of the digital economy for Euro-Mediterranean citizens, consumers and businesses. They call for work on a long-term cooperation strategy for eHealth and to expand the deployment of eHealth solutions.
Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive
The Digital Single Market is one of the European Commission's top priorities. It represents a golden opportunity: by fostering a Digital Single Market, the EU can create up to €250 billion in additional growth, hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and a vibrant knowledge-based society.
National eGovernment factsheets of 34 countries
The European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheets for each of the 28 Member States of the EU and for some further six countries. The factsheets provide a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities of a given country. They can also support the comparison between countries.
See also : eGov Factsheets 2015
Research & Innovation
EU research project will develop app to boost the quality of life of people with dementia
The recently launched project will develop an electronic platform, called Medical Intelligence for Assistive Management Interface - Mild Dementia, or MIAMI-MD, the first assistive technology designed specifically for mild dementia sufferers.
See also : press release by partner Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (in Swedish).
Inventory of the patents and publications of FP7 projects in the field of ICT
The inventory includes data on 295 patents and 18,158 publications resulting from FP7 funded projects in the field of ICT (ICT theme within Cooperation Programme and eInfrastructures within Capacities Programme).
PD_Manager: mHealth platform for Parkinson's disease
A new project will allow people with Parkinson's to be followed by a multidisciplinary team, with the use of easy and accessible technologies. The mHealth platform for Parkinson's Disease management (PD_Manager project) is being supported by 4.4 million euros in EU funding.
SAEPP project: Procurers platform for new smart ambulance
A group of European ambulance services, academic healthcare research bodies, hospitals and other healthcare organisations have formed a consortium, called the Smart Ambulance European Procurers Platform (SAEPP). Their objective: Designing and building a 21st century prototype emergency ambulance vehicle which will allow frontline clinicians to provide more high-level patient care on-scene, and thus help reduce the number of unnecessary hospital transports currently made by ambulance services across the EU.
SAEPP logo
Personal health data clouds to give early warning for cancer, other diseases
The falling cost of gene sequencing and the prevalence of healthcare monitoring gadgets mean our bodies will become 'data clouds' that give us an early warning for diseases like cancer and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, according to researchers in a growing field known as computational medicine.
European Commission launches €1m prize for a diagnostic test to combat antibiotic resistance
A prize of €1 million will be awarded to the person or team that develops a rapid test to tell whether a patient needs to be treated with antibiotics or not. The aim is to stop overuse of antibiotics and halt the growing resistance that causes every year 25 000 deaths and over €1.5 billion in healthcare expenses and productivity losses in Europe alone.
11 February - 19 April 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Call for Exhibition - ICT 2015 in Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015
Ready to showcase the results of your innovative project? Eager to connect with other ICT researchers? Prepared to share your digital transformation? Submit your proposal for displaying your project/company at the ICT 2015 Exhibition!
logo of the conference with text Innovate, Connect, Transfrom, Lisbon, 20-22 October
eHealth Innovation bootcamps in Luxemburg and Riga for SMEs and startups
The GET project is organizing two bootcamps on eHealth Innovation and business models during Med-e-Tel in Luxebourg and eHealthWeek in Riga.
Contact : Paul Pelsmaeker
25 March 2015 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Supporting SMEs to meet buyers and respond to challenges in Medicines Optimisation
This workshop is a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem and GET project (Fill the Gap and GET Global), with SMEs having an opportunity to present their medicines optimisation solutions and meet with procurers and buyers in this area.
20 - 24 April 2015 - Luxembourg
Med-e-Tel and Connectathon 2015
The next annual telemedicine and eHealth conference Med-e-Tel is held in conjunction with the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2015.
11 - 13 May 2015
mHealth at eHealth Week 2015
During the coming eHealth Week, you can be part of the discussion on the future of mobile health (mHealth) in Europe.
Logo eHealth Week 2015
20 - 22 October 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform
ICT 2015, the largest ICT event organised by the European Commission, will be the opportunity to "Innovate, Connect, Transform". So save the date in your calendar!
conference poster with text
25 - 27 November 2015 - Vilnius, Lithuania
eChallenges e-2015 - Call for papers launched
The goal of e-2015 is to stimulate take-up of Research and Technology Development (RTD) results by industry and in particular SMEs, and help open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world. One of the core thematic priorities for e-2015 is mHealth and eHealth. Deadline for submission of papers is 30 April.
eChallenges e-2015
Learn more about FIWARE Accelerator Programme upcoming events!
Following the major launch of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, part of the Future Internet PPP phase 3, open calls for SMEs, startups and Web entrepreneurs are organised. Learn about these open calls, participate in upcoming events, and take your chance in getting one of the accelerator seats and funding!
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