Imagine you have your medical record posted in a safe place in the cloud. Your usual clinicians can access it, but also any emergency doctor admitting you, unconscious from an accident or a medical crisis anywhere in Europe. The European Commission is funding projects to develop the structures and semantics needed to achieve this interoperability.
Coimbra is Portugal's city of reference for health. It provides healthcare services through the largest hospital in the country and it's where a lot of academic work and advanced research takes place. It's a great example of interconnection between the academic and industrial worlds.
Today is the International Day of Older Persons and Europe is by far the "oldest" continent in the world. The number of people in Europe aged 65+ will almost double, from 85 million today to 151 million in 2060. Germany and Italy have the 2nd and 3rd highest median ages in the world. By 2050 also countries like Portugal, Malta, Germany or Spain are projected to have a media age of 50+.
Europe can become the leading region in the world in harnessing health and care innovation, and capturing its benefits.
REACTION cares about the quality of life of people with diabetes.
How can mobile tools change mental health research and practice? Blog post by psychology expert and researcher Andrea Gaggioli.
mHealth has great potential. It allows you as a consumer to assess your own health status indicators. Such a tool could be beneficial, but introduces risks at the same time. This is where European legislation for medical devices comes in.
The European Commission should continue supporting a wider use of digital tools in healthcare, according to the eHealth Stakeholder Group, a European Commission advisory body. There are 4 major areas on which the group presented specific suggestions for action.