Friday, April 22, 2016

Accelerating the health literacy agenda in Europe

A group of experts of the European Parliament, European Commission, universities and local health policy makers have written a paper on health literacy, including digital health literacy. "Research shows that health literacy is still in its infancy in Europe. How can we overcome this challenge?"

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AAL Forum

The AAL Forum is the annual showcase event for the people involved in projects under the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) and the AAL community. Each year, it brings together policy makers, health professionals, commissioners, carers and, of course, older adults, to come and see the latest developments in this exciting area of research.

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Report: 'Telehealth in Practice - Care Delivery Models from 14 Regions in Europe'

The EU-funded United4Health project has published a report about how its 14 European project deployment sites have embedded telehealth technology into their care pathways. The project experts also give policy recommendations.

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ICT4Life: ICT services for Life Improvement for the Elderly

ICT4Life is a three-year project co-financed under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, that kicked off earlier this year with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers’ quality of life and autonomy at home.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW DATE - eIDAS stakeholder event - eID: emerging business cases - Boosting uptake

The event, which was initially scheduled on 31 March, will take place on 17 May in Brussels.

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Information Session on the AS4 profile of Connecting Europe Facility eDelivery

The European Commission is holding a half day information session for software vendors, system integrators, implementers and training providers interested in AS4 (OASIS Standard).

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Europeana 280: connecting Europeans to their art heritage

Europe's digital library - Europeana - today launches Europeana 280, a cross-border campaign to get people interested in Europe’s artworks and their evolution across the centuries.

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Make your voice heard: take part in an open public consultation on Interoperability in Europe

Until 29 June, through this public consultation, administrations, businesses and private organisations, research centres, academic institutions, standardisation organisations and others can all have their say in setting up an interoperability framework and strategy in Europe. This will be through the revision of the existing European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS), dating back to 2010.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Major Cities of Europe annual conference

This year's conference will try to define what City Renaissance means in the Digital Age. It will start by exploring current experiences which are at the leading edge of developments. It will also look at ongoing pilots and implementations and will conclude with a look into what the future may hold.

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Trusted data management in healthcare

One day before the start of eHealth Week, this conference will discuss the state of play and obstacles of healthcare data management, focussing on patients' trust and privacy.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cancer sniffer promises earlier diagnosis

European scientists have created the NaNose, a device that can detect lung cancer from the breath of a patient in less than 10 minutes.

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Commission publishes reports on eGovernment and Standards public consultations

Today the European Commission published the analysis reports on two public consultations: eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and Standards.

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Staff Working Document: Implementation and Evaluation report - EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Staff Working Document (SWD(2016) 109): Implementation and Evaluation report accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government COM(2016) 179" and SWD(2016) 108

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Staff Working Document: Implementation and Evaluation report - EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Staff Working Document (SWD(2016) 108): Implementation and Evaluation report accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government COM(2016) 179" and SWD(2016) 109

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Digitising European Industry - Q&A

Questions and answers on the set of measures to digitise European industry

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Communication: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government (COM(2016) 179 final)

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Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020

The Commission launched an online public consultation on 30 October 2015 for 12 weeks to seek views on a forthcoming EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, one of the actions for the completion of the Digital Single Market.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Info Day Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - Save the date

This Info Day will help the participants find out essential information on the call topics in the 2017 Work Programme of Societal Challenge 1 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'.

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Challenges and opportunities for the European animation industry

A new study carried out for the European Commission by the European Audiovisual Observatory finds that while animation films represent 14.7% of overall admissions to European works, European animation only holds 20% of the animation market in Europe. The 44 US films on release indeed accounted for most of the box office for animation that year, whereas Europe leads in terms of the number of productions (107 out of 188 animation films released).

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Understanding the Idea-to-Market process for health technologies: Final results of the ITECH project

The ITECH Project has focused on Research and Innovation in Health Technologies (Medical Devices and eHealth applications) and has set out to identify gaps and barriers currently existing in all phases of the Idea-to-Market process to propose recommendations to overcome the identified gaps. The project, co-funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for research, has recently completed and published its final results.

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New project SUSTAIN seeks to improve integrated care practices

A European multidisciplinary consortium has started working in the frame of the SUSTAIN Project towards the objectives of improving established integrated care initiatives for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs, and ensuring that improvements to the integrated care initiatives are applicable and adaptable to other health systems and regions in Europe. The SUSTAIN project is co-funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 project.

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Final Conference and Workshop of the Silver project

The Conference aims to share the SILVER experience with Pre-Commercial Procurement as an innovative tool for bringing new care technologies to the market. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from both procurers and contractors involved in the project’s Pre-Commercial Procurement exercise. Furthermore, the successful robotic solution – the Lean Elderly Assistant (LEA) – will be presented by its designers, Robot Care Systems. Silver is a project co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research.

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