EU eHealth in focus - Newsletter — Issue Mon 19 Jan 2015

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ISSN : 2362-986X
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mHealth in Europe: Preparing the ground – consultation results published
Privacy and security, patient safety, a clear legal framework and better evidence on cost-effectiveness are all required to help mobile Health care (“mHealth”) flourish in Europe, according to the responses to a European Commission public consultation.
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Close-up of a woman taking a blood sample from her finger with a glaucometer
Summary Report on the Public Consultation on the Green Paper on Mobile Health
This summary report is an overview of the views and actions suggested by stakeholders in the course of a European Commission public consultation on mobile health (mHealth).
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See also : mHealth will be one of the key topics on the agenda of the eHealth Week in Riga, 11-13 May 2015 offering possibilities to discuss future actions with Member States and other stakeholders.
Policy
Study: Can online information influence patients' choice for cross-border healthcare?
This study looks at the impact of online information on patients and their decision to whether or not seek healthcare abroad.
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Calls
Calls on innovative procurement: All you need to know
Innovative procurement is one of the pillars of our work, especially when it comes to eHealth interoperability. But what does it mean and how can you apply for funding?
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[Update] 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.
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Horizon 2020
Events
10 - 12 February 2015 - Cardiff (UK)
Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation 2015
This conference gathers eHealth professionals from around the world to unite in a common goal – to accelerate developments in Digital Health through Open Innovation.
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9 April 2015 - London (UK)
Mainstreaming medical apps
This conference will focus on the critical aspects of mainstreaming medical apps, in particular the various UK and EU regulatory issues that need managing in order to enable apps to be recommended or prescribed with confidence by clinicians. Other topics: 'Bad apps' and how to avoid them, ground-breaking medical apps, and the use of electronic games to promote health and wellbeing.
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