Wednesday, May 28, 2014

EU eGovernment Report 2014 shows that usability of online public services is improving, but not fast

Governments are increasingly aware of the importance of making their online services user-friendly. However, their focus is still mostly on making services available, leaving ample room for improvement in areas such as speed and ease of use, and transparency. Lack of progress in these areas can undermine citizen's trust in online public services and impede their use.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Growing the Silver Economy in Europe - Brussels, 23 September 2014 - Save the date

Demographic ageing in Europe and beyond creates challenges for our health and care systems and our national budgets. But it also creates enormous opportunities. The Silver Economy is the new gold, Silicon Valley gurus tell us. Large new public and consumer markets of ICT products and services for ageing well are developing. Our ageing populations are drivers of economic growth. The European Commission invites you to an event to discuss how we best grow a large scale Silver Economy in Europe.



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State of play on the implementation of the 116 numbers

This document gives an updated overview of the current state of play on the implementation of the numbers 116 000 (hotline for missing children), 116006 (helplines for victims of crime), 116111 (child helplines), 116117 (non-emergency medical on-call services) and 116123 (emotional support helplines) in all Member States, as of 1 May 2014.



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AAIC brings dementia scientists together

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC): Thousands of researchers from over 60 countries will gather to reveal the latest study results, theories and discoveries bringing the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science. One of the keynote speakers: the EU-funded Dem@Care project.



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Monday, May 26, 2014

SmartCare General Assembly - Athens, May 2014

SmartCare is an EU-funded project that aims to define a common set of standard functional specifications for an open ICT platform enabling the delivery of integrated care to older European citizens. A total of 24 regions and their key stakeholders will define a comprehensive set of integration building blocks around the challenges of data-sharing, coordination and communication.



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Giving patients access to their health data: pilot results

Since 2012, eleven regions from across the European Union have been participating in the EU-funded SUSTAINS project: a joint learning initiative giving patients access to their personal health records and other online services. Their efforts have started to pay off.



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Transforming education with digital technology

Researchers are using smartphones and tablet computers to transform classrooms across Europe. The EU-funded iTEC project – the largest of its kind in Europe – has already run pilots in 2 000 classrooms across 17 countries to help teachers to integrate technology into the way they teach.



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18 factors to make telemedicine a success

At the eHealth Forum, the EU-funded Momentum project published a list of 18 factors that are critical to deploying telemedicine successfully into routine healthcare.



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Digital, Healthy, Happy: eHEALTH

In this video Neelie Kroes talks about eHealth: What is it, why is it useful?



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What happened at eHealth Forum?

Many sessions and networking opportunities turned the eHealth Forum in Athens (12-14 May) into a worth-wile experience.



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