Thursday, October 10, 2013

eHealth studies: an overview

These studies, financed by the ICT for Health and Wellbeing unit of the European Commission (DG Connect), are at the basis of our work in the field of eHealth. Their topics range from the impact of eHealth solutions on society to analyses of each Member State and case studies.





via http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=12388

Study: Best practises in Europe on “ICT enabled independent living for elderly”

People in the EU are growing older and older. That puts severe pressure on our healthcare systems, and because of that, this study (published 2008) examines if it is true that the use of ICT contributes significantly to keeping care related costs manageable, and also influences the economy through the creation of new market opportunities.



via http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=12389

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Visions from the heart

When the Cerqueglini family come 170 kilometres to Rome, they are not in the Italian capital just to see the sights. Their son Giordano has a disease called Bicuspid Aortic Valve which causes his ascending aorta to swell and expand.



via http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=12346