Friday, June 24, 2016

European Health Forum Gastein

This year's high-level conference will include a forum called "Reality meets Reality": Healthcare providers and professionals, citizens and policy makers recognise the need for changes in healthcare systems and, although slowly, they are consistently becoming part of everyday practice.

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eHealth solutions for Africa

Two European projects, recently funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, want to help Africa through the use of digital health solutions. One aims to improve malaria prevention, and the other focusses on newborn babies and their mothers.

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Innovative post-stroke tool - the search for suppliers has started

The European pre-commercial procurement project called MAGIC has published a Prior Information Notice to find suppliers who can develop and test solutions to improve stroke recovery, home-based rehabilitation and to empower stroke patients following hospital discharge. The budget for this is about €3,6 million.

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Over €4 million for secondary stroke prevention

You suffered a stroke and you want to avoid getting a second one? The new 'Decision SupporT and self-mAnagement system for stRoke survivoRs' (STARR) project aims to enable the self-management of stroke risk factors. The project received a budget of over €4 million.

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Four Nordic eHealth pilots achieve lasting results

By using fiber for broadband connections, eHealth services such as telehealth consultations are being delivered successfully with lasting results. This was shown by the Connected for Health project and its pilots in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Results of the expert consultation workshop on directions for ICT-enabled public sector innovation at European Union level in Horizon 2020

In the context of the preparation of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-2020, the European Commission consulted experts to provide input for ICT-enabled public sector innovation, which resulted in an Orientation Paper. It has been compiled from expert discussions, presentations and inputs made during a workshop on 27/04/2016 in Brussels.

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Telemedicine holds out hope for better disease management

The EU-funded CHROMED project has been researching telemedicine care models for chronic diseases, offering the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment alongside a reduction in the socioeconomic burden.

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eHealth Week 2016: Trust and Standards

"Trust is important when it comes to the use of mobile apps that monitor your health and give health advice", writes Commissioner Oettinger in his blog post: "The Code of Conduct aims to provide easily understandable guidelines for app developers on how to respect and comply with EU data protection rules."

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Human Brain Project (HBP) presents its scientists and their research with a video selfie campaign

Both early-career and senior scientists were invited to present their daily work and contribution to the Human Brain Project Platforms in a one minute video. The aim of the video campaign was to facilitate engagement between members of the Consortium, learn about the work of different scientists and engineers, and to increase the visibility of individuals, in particular early-career researchers.

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Synergies in cybersecurity markets

The objective of this study was to determine the potential to improve innovation and efficiency in the European cybersecurity market through better exploitation of synergies between the defence and civilian sectors.

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The value of film heritage discussed in Bologna

On June 30th, the European Film Forum will stop in Bologna for the first time to discuss the exploitation of film heritage in the current technological environment.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Workshop: 'Cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Health'

The combination of various technologies in groups, commonly known as "Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)", is deemed to be of highest benefit to innovation fields in health. What is the European Commission doing today to accelerate the development and make use of these advanced technologies and integrated systems, enabling new solutions for health? What shall it do in the future? What role can Horizon 2020 play? What are the opportunities for researchers and other actors in the field?

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Learning to eat right with weighing scales under your dinner plate

A chewing sensor in your ear, an activity meter on your belt and weighing scales under your lunch or dinner plate: Fighting obesity (too much weight) and eating disorders (being underweight) has become high-tech.

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Certifying your public documents when moving around in the Union? Not for much longer!

New EU wide rules will abolish the current requirement to have an authenticity stamp on public documents (such as birth or marriage certificates) issued in one EU country before presenting them to a public authority in another EU country. If the receiving authority has serious doubts about the authenticity of a public document presented by a citizen, it will be able to consult the issuing authority through the Internal Market Information system (IMI) for back-office verification between authorities, a solution developed under the EU funded ISA programme.

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