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Mon

22

Aug

2016

Missed the Webinar - Insights into the ehealth market in the USA - Watch it now !

Dave Whitlinger of NYeC provided insights into the ehealth market in the USA, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the US market, followed by a Q&A session.

 

View the webinar here https://vimeo.com/179475505

Download the presentation here

This webinar was organised and supported by the READi for Health project.

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Mon

01

Aug

2016

Want to know more about the US eHealth market? Register your interest now!

Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market

Date: Wednesday 17th August 2016

Time: 15:30 – 16:05 CEST (20 min presentation & 15 mins Q&A)

Location: Online (registration link below)

 

Dave Whitlinger of NYeC will provide insights into the ehealth market in the USA, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the US market.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

 

Dave is Executive Director with overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization creating health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave was a Director at Intel responsible for health care device interoperability strategies and standards development. He has also led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. http://www.nyehealth.org/

 

Please register your interest now here

 

This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project.

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Tue

12

Jul

2016

Mobile Heights hosted a Workshop 'Personal Data and Quantified Self', Lund, 22 June 2016

 

At the BRIDGE conference at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden, June 22 - 23 2016, READi for Health partner Mobile Heights hosted a workshop “Personal Data and Quantified Self”.

 

The workshop brought together around 30 persons with representatives from e.g. Healthcare providers (physicians), Doctor’s without borders (MSF), Mobile Heights, Medicon Village and start-ups and SMEs. Stefan Berggren, project leader at Mobile Heights, made a brief presentation of Mobile Heights and the READi for Health project. Yasemin Arhan Modéer, CEO of Altitude Meetings, was then the process leader for the actual workshop. 

 

The audience was divided into four working groups addressing a number of questions like:

  • What are the pros and cons, the triggers and thresholds and the benefits with gathering and having a large quantity of personal data for health and healthcare? 
  • What possibilities could we get both for society and on a personal level?
  • Does your general medical condition affect your willingness to share your personal data?
  • Can you trust the data admitted?
  • How do you check the validity of the data?

The four groups shared their thoughts and conclusions on the different topics. The topics were of great interest to the audience. The workshop was seen as a starting point and there was an agreement that we should have a longer follow-up session during the autumn, possibly resulting in a white-paper.

 

Mobile Heights would like to thank Altitude Meetings for the arrangements and least but not last, the workshop audience for their valuable contributions!

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Wed

06

Jul

2016

If you missed our webinar on the UK eHealth market, you can catch up now!

Webinar: Insights into the UK eHealth market

Presenter: Declan Hadley, Digital Health Lead, Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust

 

Date: Wednesday 6 July 2016

Time: 14:30 - 15:05 CET (20 min presentation & 15 min Q&A)

 

Summary: Declan Hadley, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, will provide insights into the eHealth market in the UK, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the UK market. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

 

Declan is Digital Health Lead for Healthier Lancashire and has worked in the NHS for over twenty years.  In March 2014, he joined Lancashire's Local Area Team to lead on the development of a digital health strategy that underpins the Healthier Lancashire Programme. Declan is also Digital Health Associate with the Innovation Agency, one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks established by the NHS in England to improve health and create wealth, and enable NHS and academia to work together with industry to identify, adopt and spread innovation and best practice.

 

Declan's current area of interest is exploring how consumer-centric technology can be used to empower people, giving them access to their own health data and enabling them to use it to improve their health and wellbeing. 

  

Webinar recording available at: https://vimeo.com/173622306

 

This webinar was organised and supported by the READi for Health project.

 

Tue

05

Jul

2016

Readi partner Mobile Heights hosted a seminar at Politician Week in Almedalen, Visby, Sweden, together with Region Skåne, 3 July 2016

At a seminar at the Politician Week in Almedalen (http://www.almedalsveckan.info), Visby, Sweden, arranged by Mobile Heights and Region Skåne, representatives from government, academia and industry discussed how a national node for connected health could strengthen public health and create new businesses. A profound digitalisation and mobilization of both industry and health care is now underway and Sweden is well positioned to take a leading role if the right kind of targeted efforts are made. 

 

The seminar was opened by Head of Communication, Molly Löfqvist, who welcomed guests and gave a brief presentation of Mobile Heights. Then the Innovation Director at  Innovation Skåne, Marianne Larsson, presented the work within Nordic Connected Health Star Track that brings together some fifty start-up companies within connected health throughout the Nordic region. 

 

The regional politicians Mattias Olsson (S) and Stefan Lamme (M), introduced Region Skåne's new focus on connected health which e.g. involves test bed for new products and services. Several prominent representatives from research and innovation in the IT sector attended the seminar. Bengt-Arne Molin, adviser to the CEO, Sony Mobile, Olof Sanden, Executive Vice President, RISE and Sarah Meunier, the chief architect, Inera, discussed what is needed in order for Sweden to take a leading position. In the final discussion congressmen Per-Arne Håkansson (S) and Peter Helander (C) were participating. 

 

From the Mobile Heights point of view, we are incredibly pleased with the seminar. There was a really interesting discussion between regional and national politicians on stage about the establishment of a national node for connected health. Region Skåne has now decided to contribute to the financing of both a research institute, test bed and an innovation platform and we look forward to countermoves from national politicians, says Molly Löfqvist, Communications at Mobile Heights and along with Region Skåne hosting the seminar.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33rJtUTbGag (In Swedish)

 

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Tue

05

Jul

2016

Skåne and READi for Health showcased in Dagens Industri supplement "DI Healthcare", published 1st April 2016

The READi for Health partner, FoU-centrum Skåne, featured in an article in the Supplement ”DI Healthcare” to the Swedish business paper Dagens Industri, published on 1st April 2016.

 

The article, "European collaboration for eHealth - tailored support to provide personalized medicine using healthcare and multi-disciplinary arenas as the engine for innovation", showcased the region and the READi project to the target audience of stakeholders within politics, health and social care and life science.

 

Read the article here.

Tue

05

Jul

2016

Region Skåne adopted a Life Science Strategy, 8 December 2014

Region Skåne adopted a Life Science Strategy on 8 December 2014. The strategy includes both short-term (5 years) and long-term (2030) plans for Life science in Region Skåne. The strategy was developed in consultation with stakeholders within healthcare, regional development, academia and industry.

 

Life science is a core area for healthcare and the strategy emphasizes, for example, the importance of providing the healthcare system for testing and development of innovations for health-promotion and business development.

 

View the Strategy here

 

Tue

05

Jul

2016

READi for Health innovation hub supports big pharma in the development of mHealth applications

 The READi for Health partner in Skåne Clinical Studies Sweden – Forum South has provided support to AstraZeneca in the development of mHealth applications, using the healthcare-based health innovation hub concept developed by the project. The study, involving both healthcare professionals and patients, was performed in close collaboration between clinical trial - designers - and big pharma personnel.

  

“Development of innovative and effective mHealth solutions require a customer centric approach to be accepted by the end users and to realize the true value they can bring to patients, health care professionals and health care systems. A fundamental part of this is to have direct access to these groups in a way that is also compatible with sprint developments and design cycles typically used in the digital industry. At the same time especially patients interest and integrity must be protected at all time. Many companies within mHealth will struggle to find these contacts in a structured way and hence this is a clear barrier for the development and innovation of mHealth.

 

Establishing a service like testbeds within the Health Care system is a unique and very interesting approach that will overcome this barrier. High standards of integrity and security can be applied at the same time that a flexible and agile development approach can be supported. In addition to the use of recruitment via patient advocacy groups this also offers a way to avoid the other risk of involving only the very most engaged patients in a population to represent the needs of the patients, resulting in non-optimal solution and patient benefits”, says Magnus Jörntén-Karlsson, Project Director, Intelligent Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Gothenburg.

Tue

05

Jul

2016

Shared learning at Procurement of Innovation Workshop in Murcia, 1st June 2016

The READi for Health partners in Murcia organized a workshop on the opportunities of the Procurement of Innovation, either PCP or PPI, in the Health arena. 

 

The workshop, which took place on 1st June 2016, included 20 regional stakeholders from both the Healthcare sector and other areas of Public Administration. The key speakers shared their wide expertise in the implementation of procurement of innovation, resulting in a practical session based on real success stories. Among them, it is important to highlight the participation of Javier Quiles, from SERGAS (Galicia-Spain), who presented the key success elements of their experience. Also, there was an important focus on EU opportunities, including the coordinators of the EPP initiative. The workshop concluded with a case study to apply what had been learnt.

 

More information, presentations and programme available via the following link 

Thu

30

Jun

2016

Region Skåne adopted an eHealth strategy for 2016-2020

In May 2016, Region Skåne adopted an eHealth strategy for 2016-2020 based on the national eHealth vision for 2025.

The primary objective is to provide the citizens in Skåne with attractive and easily available digital services for healthcare and care.

 

eHealth should also provide support to health care professionals and decision makers. Furthermore, eHealth is identified an opportunity for innovation and regional growth and is part of the focus area “Personal health” within the regional Smart Specialization Strategy.

 

Download the eHealth strategy of Region Skåne here

Wed

29

Jun

2016

Check out the latest opportunities to collaborate with innovative eHealth SMEs

The READi for Health project is currently working with a number of SMEs offering exciting and innovative solutions to the ehealth market. These SMEs have had success in their initial markets and are seeking collaboration opportunities to expand into other international markets.

 

Over the past number of weeks, we have been showcasing these SMEs, their innovations and collaboration opportunities. 

Here are the latest additions to the website. More information and contact details available here

 

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Thu

23

Jun

2016

READi for Health partners participated in the Speakers Corner at the eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam

 

READi for Health partners participated in the Speakers Corner at the eHealth Week 2016  in Amsterdam.

On one hand, the READi for Health project presented the Joint Action plan and the preliminary achievements, the PCP project MAGIC, that counts with the participation of Oulu and the FICHe living lab initiative in the Region of Murcia, among them. These projects also counted with individual slots.

 

 

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More information about the event here

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Wed

15

Jun

2016

More opportunities to collaborate with innovative eHealth SMEs

The READi for Health project is currently working with a number of SMEs offering exciting and innovative solutions to the ehealth market. These SMEs have had success in their initial markets and are seeking collaboration opportunities to expand into other international markets. 

Over the past number of weeks, we have been showcasing these SMEs, their innovations and collaboration opportunities. Here are the latest additions to the website. More information and contact details available here

 

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Mon

13

Jun

2016

"READi for Health, Ready for the future?" Workshop @ eHealth Week 2016, Amsterdam June 2016

The READi project organized its closing event as a workshop during the eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam.

 

The workshop aimed to showcase the successful collaboration between the READi regions through the achievements accomplished across a wide range of challenges from identification of unmet needs, addressing policy implementation, up scaling eHealth solutions, and creating better care for patients and citizens. 

 

The closing event counted with more than 40 stakeholders, 3 relevant key note speakers from the World Health Organization and patients association together with 9 speakers from the READi regions that gave an accurate information on the work performed in order to achieve the READi for Health objectives. The topics of the programme included: 

  • Policy and Strategies for digitalization of a healthcare system
  • Patient Involvement
  • Business opportunities

 

Download the agenda

Download presentations here

See the photo Gallery here

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Mon

13

Jun

2016

DemoDate and Innovation World Cup 2016 was organised together in Oulu in May 2016

DemoDate and Innovation World Cup 2016 events were held at Oulu´s City Theatre on May the 4th 2016.

 

The DemoDate a networking event gathered about 50 exhibitors and 200 guests to get to know Oulu’s hi tech products and find synergy and export progress, and the Innovation World Cup Conference 2016 brought together the giants of Internet of Things and Wearables industry with innovative Finnish high-tech and life science companies. The ARM’s workshop offered the tools in practice for IoT developers, and Varta, Bosch, STMicroelectronics, Telitit and Gemalto’s seminar speeches opened up the insights industry views for the audience.

 

“Earlier events were more ICT-heavy with slight Life Science representation at the event. This time, we wanted to feature Life Science companies more prominently”, Ms. Heidi Tikanmäki from BusinessOulu & OuluHealth explained.

 

More information here

Fri

10

Jun

2016

"Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market" Want to know more about the US eHealth market? Register your interest now!

Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market 

Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016

Time: 15:30 – 16:05 CET (20 min presentation & 15 mins Q&A)

Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)

 

Dave Whitlinger of NYeC will provide insights into the ehealth market in the USA, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the US market.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

 

Dave is Executive Director with overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization creating health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave was a Director at Intel responsible for health care device interoperability strategies and standards development. He has also led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. http://www.nyehealth.org/

 

Please register your interest now by emailing paula@echalliance.com

 

This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project.

Thu

09

Jun

2016

"e-Health Directory" - VINNOVA application

The READi for Health team in Skåne is leading the development of a proposal for a ”e-Health Directory”, as part of the implementation of the READi action ”Capacity building”. The project team is applying for funding from VINNOVA for planning of the development project.

 

The project team is a cross-functional national team and includes:

 

Project summary:

 

´If we cannot manage to introduce this kind of new solution for the provision of health care, the health care system will become even more expensive in the future. Unnecessarily more expensive´ (quote from health care leader Region Skåne).

 

´e-Hälsokatalogen´/ ´e-Health directory´ is a service that reviews and catalogues validated ehealth applications used for care and treatment in regions/countries/nationally and provides guidance on processes for validation of the applications and its suppliers. The service is complementary to the eHealth Agency´s ´Health for me´(the individual´s personal health account) and offers:

  • A support structure (compare with FASS for drugs) that provides healthcare and caregivers an overview of available e-health applications for the care, treatment and use of drugs
  • A support for personalized medicine and equal treatment. The service will promote broad implementation and greater use of e-health applications in health care and care
  • A support for patients to find reliable validated applications used for care and treatment
  • A marketplace for vendors
  • A comprehensive guidance on requirements for validation of e-health applications and suppliers regarding, for example, ethics, clinical evidence, regulations, security, privacy,reliability and availability.

 

The ”e-Health directory” meets a pronounced need for process, structure and coordination around e-health solutions with the aim to effectively use the common e-health resources and share clinical experiences about value creation of e-health applications.

 

The ”e-Health directory” creates value for the health sector, healthcare, citizens, vendors/industry and academia.

 

The project has the ambition to be scaled up nationally.

 

Mon

06

Jun

2016

READi participated at the "Workshop on Chronicity Strategies" in Murcia, Spain - 25th May 2016

 

Facing the challenge of chronicity requires investment in information technology, educating patients to manage their disease, promoting better evidence-based medicine, and integrating primary care, hospital and social care.

 

This workshop aims to provide a framework to discuss how to address chronic disease in the Region of Murcia and the experiences of other health systems in the Basque Country, Madrid, Aragon and Valencia with the following objectives:

 

  • Identify key success chronicity strategies implemented in other regions, both from the point of view of the model used as the implementation process.
  • Identify the critical elements to consider when designing chronicity strategy and align them with the needs of the region of Murcia.

The workshop inlcuded participation of the experts Mikel Ogueta, Osakidetza in the Basque Country and Olga Monedo Pérez, Coordinator of the care strategy for patients with chronic diseases in the Community of Madrid, as well as the Advisory Board members, Juan Coll, responsible of ICT at Sector sanitario de Barbastro Salud and Vicente Traver, Director of the research group SABIEN from the Institute ITACA. Community of Valencia.

 

Presentations can be found here

  

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Thu

02

Jun

2016

READi for Health was showcased at the annual Finnish Healthcare ICT Technology conference, in Lahti - Finland, 24-25 May 2016

The recent Healthcare ICT Technology Conference, organised by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, gathered more than 1300 ICT stakeholders from different regions, cities, municipalities, enterprises and research organisations from Finland to collaborate, enhance and speed up the digital services availability and integration of the health and social care sector ICT. The Conference featured a READi for Health project stand to promote achievements of implementing the Joint Action Plan of the READi project and to showcase the achievements of the READi project regions.

 

“The public health care ICT stakeholders and different entrepreneurs were greatly interested in the READi for Health JAP materials that were available at the stand. Also the outcomes of the regional collaboration was considered a success story that should be highlighted in the other regions too”, says READi partner Kalevi Virta from Centre for Health and Technology.

   

The companies, Kide Clinical Systems, Medanets and Ikoni Innovations, who are also participating in the READi internationalisation activities from the Region of Oulu were also at the READi for Health stand. They were presenting their innovations and business for the public audience and were delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this national level ICT health care conference to speed up the market uptake. There were a lot of potential customers for them among the visitors.

 

Download the Joint Action Plan of the READi project here

 

Mon

30

May

2016

If you missed our Webinar Innovative Business Models to support e-Health opportunities, you can catch up now!

Webinar: Innovative Business Models to support e-Health opportunities

Presenter: Bleddyn Rees, Digital Health Consultant & Lawyer

 

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Time: 15:00 – 15:35 CET (20 min presentation & 15 min Q&A)

 

Summary: Bleddyn Rees provides insights into how ehealth opportunities can be unlocked through innovative business modelling, with Q&A at the end. Bleddyn is a Digital Health Consultant and Lawyer at Osborne Clarke and Commercial Advisor to NHS Trusts. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the READi for Health project. Full bio here.

 

Webinar recording available at:  https://vimeo.com/167892246

 

This webinar was organised and supported by the READi for Health project.

 

Fri

27

May

2016

READi presented at the workshop: "New technologies in chronicity and outpatient care. Telemedicine and other uses of ICT" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Readi for Health project was represented by FFIS, partner from Murcia, who participated as a trainer in the recent workshop: "New technologies in chronicity and outpatient care. Telemedicine and other uses of ICT "

 

This workshop is part of a training program that allows attendees to strengthen their knowledge related to leadership, strategy, and the use of new technologies applied to chronicity.

 

The constant changes fostered by technological advances in the health field force managers to seek new models of leadership and management. Consequently, retraining of these managers is necessary through specific information and training to adapt health systems to environmental opportunities, seeking and establishing new strategies and innovative tools to respond to new demands and scenarios.

 

During the workshop, 15 participants with the profile of health executives reviewed issues such as the development of ICT in the last 10-15 years and their contribution to chronicity. Through group dynamics the barriers to implementation and opportunities for introducing ICT in ambulatory care were explored.

 

One of the conclusions of the workshop was that the transformation requires managers with skills in managing change. These topics of discussion were directly linked to the investigation and the conclusions reached by the Consortium in work package 3.

Wed

25

May

2016

Building Blocks to a Dynamic Health 2.0 Ecosystem in Europe

 

Organised within the framework of the READi for Health project, this session at the Health 2.0 Europe event in Barcelona explored initiatives at European, national and regional levels to promote a much-needed dialogue and strengthen collaborations between all the stakeholders in European digital health.

 

The session was moderated by Jorge Gonzalez from TICBioMed, and a number of key international, European, national and regional experts participated, including: Unity Stoakes - StartUp Health (USA), Pēteris Zilgalvis - DG CONNECT, European CommissionAnssi Pulkkinen -Tekes (Finland), Joan Cornet - Mobile World Capital Barcelona (Spain) and Jorge Juan Fernández García - Biocat (Spain).

 

More information about the event here

 

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Mon

23

May

2016

READi for Health SME partner visits Barcelona's largest primary care unit to demonstrate patient empowerment platform ”My Life – My Health”

READi for Health collaborate with the SME Engaging Care in the patient empowerment project ”My Life – My Health", which was initiated by READi for Health based on health care needs identified in Skåne.

 

Engaging Care is a Swedish eHealth company that develops a gamified international platform for healthcare providers to improve patient empowerment and the exchange of health data for better health and lower cost for society. Engaging Care set up a meeting in Barcelona with Dr. Francesc Xavier Cos Claramunt, Director of "CAP Sant Marti de Provençals" and his team in the department "Unidad de Ensayos Clinicos", who are involved in the electronic clinical record system. 

 

The CEO of Engaging Care, Annica Belfrage, presented the aim and objects of the READi for Health project and how Engaging Care can improve their eHealth strategy.  Belfrage demonstrated the ongoing VINNOVA - financed project ”My Life – My Health”, which aims at developing a digital platform to support organ recipients, their next of kin and health care professionals - how to improve medical safety and communication between patient and their health care provider. 

 

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Thu

19

May

2016

Launch of the eafip Toolkit - Module 1

The eafip Toolkit aims to provide support to policy makers in designing PCP and PPI strategies, and to procurers and their legal departments in implementing such procurements.

The Toolkit consists of three modules:

  • Module 1: A strategic module addressed to policy makers, providing economic and case evidence about the impacts and benefits of PCP and PPI, together with concrete guidance on how to embed PCP and PPI into innovation strategies;
  • Module 2: An operational module addressed to public procurers aimed at clarifying the pre-requisites and key steps to design and implement an innovation procurement process (PCP and PPI); and
  • Module 3: A legal / operational module addressed to legal services aimed at clarifying legal issues and provide practical ‘how-to' guidelines, supported by templates.

For further information regarding the Toolkit, such as the overall context, the disclaimers and authors thereof, please visit the eafip website at www.eafip.eu

 

Module 1 of the eafip toolkit is online and can be accessed on the module page. Module 2 and 3 are currently under construction and will be launched in mid 2016.

 

On the eafip FAQ page you can find answers to questions that may arise when considering the implementation of an innovation procurement project. Also, the FAQ page provides definitions of the most commonly used terms in the Toolkit documents and will be regularly updated with the most common and representative questions raised by procurers.

The Toolkit will be adapted annually to take into account the most relevant FAQs.

 

Tue

17

May

2016

1st Regional Workshop on Big Data and Health identifies challenges and opportunities for the region of Murcia

The 1st Regional Conference on Big Data and Health took place on 21st April 2016 in Murcia. This was organised by TICBioMed and the Foundation for Health Education and Research (FFIS), in cooperation with the Regional Ministry of Health and the Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS) -Regional Healthcare Service- and within the framework of the READi for Health project.

 

The conference addressed the growing relevance of big data for the health sector, p;aying a key role in improving clinical practice, patient and citizens care as well as the utilization of research results, representing an innovative element for the healthcare system. The experts participating in the conference included Dr. Julio Mayol, Medical and Innovation Head of the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid, who set the scene for the discussion on Big data and health, as well as D. Jose Tomas Palma Mendez from the University of Murcia.

 

The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness of the possible applications of massive data processing originated in health systems, based on different experiences and projects that are already underway. Another aspect to note about the use of Big Data is the interconnection of existing management documents, such as medical records, which generate large amounts of data that are an invaluable resource for exploitation for preventive and predictive aims. In addition, it acknowledged the value of Big Data as a tool that promotes and supports research, innovation and evaluation in the field of health and the vast amount of data available is an invaluable statistical value with proper analysis.

 

Whilst developments like Big data are a source of innovation that can generate large social benefits and provide significant growth prospects, they also pose multiple challenges of privacy and security that cannot be ignored. This subject was covered by Ms. Magnolia Pardo Lopez, iDerTec research group at the University of Murcia.

 

Panels involved professionals from all areas of Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS) related to Big data: management, admissions, information systems and research. The panels were moderated by experts in each of the areas: D. Francisco Palacios Ortega, University Hospital of Getafe, in the field of clinical assistance, D. Emili Vela Vallespín, from the Catalan Health Service, in management area and D. David Prieto Merino, researcher of the FARR Institute, in research. These panels explored in more detail specific aspects of the use of Big Data in different fields and identified the challenges and opportunities for the region of Murcia on Big Data in the field of the health.

 

Finally, 7 companies, GMV, Exoglass, Eminem, Oesia networks, Emagina, Kronohealth and Plexus, offered a practical approach of the solutions that are now on the market and future trends in the field Big data and health.

 

Download the programme and presentation here (in Spanish only)

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Fri

13

May

2016

Interested in learning how innovative business modelling can support ehealth opportunities? Register your interest now

Register your interest now for the Webinar: "Innovative Business Models to support e-Health opportunities"

 

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Time: 15:00 – 15:35 CET (20 min presentation & 15 min Q&A)

Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)

 

Bleddyn Rees will provide insights into how ehealth opportunities can be unlocked through innovative business modeling. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Bleddyn is a Digital Health Consultant and Lawyer at Osborne Clarke and Commercial Advisor to NHS Trusts. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the READi for Health project. Full bio here.

 

Please register your interest now by emailing Paula Dougan, paula@echalliance.com

 

This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project. 

Thu

12

May

2016

Interested in collaborating with innovative eHealth SMEs?

The READi for Health project is currently working with a number of SMEs offering exciting and innovative solutions to the ehealth market. 

These SMEs have had success in their initial markets and are seeking collaboration opportunities to expand into other international markets.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be showcasing these SMEs, their innovations and collaboration opportunities. 

More information and contact details available here

 

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Thu

05

May

2016

In READi for Health project it is possible to learn from others' experiences and successes

READi for Health project conducted a survey on the introduction of digital systems and services in health care and in promoting the welfare of 8 different respondent groups. The common responses were the emphasis on the customer and user perspective. In particular, health care professionals found it gave a better service to the customer by the implementation of digital services.

 

Leading municipal stakeholders saw the interoperability of systems and services as a key objective, which is also one of the priorities in the National eHealth Strategy. In addition to interoperability the READi for Health project aims to promote e.g. the development of cloud services in health care, pre commercial procurement, as well as the internationalization of businesses.

 

The READi for Health project is funded by the EU's 7th Framework Regions of Knowledge program. The project is coordinated by Spanish TICBioMed including seven different partners from Skåne in Sweden, Murcia in Spain and Oulu Region in Finland. Partners in Oulu Region are Centre for Health and Technology (CHT) from University of Oulu and Council of Oulu Region. The European Connected Health Alliance leads the internationalization work package, as well as communication and dissemination. The project will be implemented during 2013-2016.

 

Regions involved in the project have been identified as digital health and well-being pioneers, with extensive research, development and innovation activities, as well as having many companies in the sector. Oulu Region has strong development and deployment of services and applications. A good example is Oulu Health Labs environment in which businesses and other organizations can develop and test their own services and products. Skåne’s strengths lies in patient participation and projects enabling empowerment. Murcia has invested in the training of the usage and development of digital services from patients’ point of view.

 

The project is nearing completion and the results are being compared with the Joint Action Plan. Targets have been met and partly exceeded. The developers of services have found each other, enterprises and public organizations have started or are planning several new co-operation projects. Capacity building in production and usage of services has risen to even greater significance than planned. Promoting the internationalization of SMEs will be one of the focus themes of the remaining part of the project.

 

Author: Mikko Väisänen, Research and Development,  Council of Oulu Region

 

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Fri

29

Apr

2016

Invisual and Re-Empower - winners in this years "Nordic Internet of Things Hackathon 2016"

On the 22nd to 24th of April developers from around the world came to Stpln, Malmö, to participate in the Nordic Internet of Things Hackathon 2016.

 

Two winning team were awarded, one for each track: 

 

  • Winners of the Intelligent Healthcare Establishments track was a mixed team from Germany, USA and Canada: Re-Empower. Their idea was based on the fact that the population of western nations ages which leads to the rise of illnesses such as Alzheimer's and Dementia. More and more cases of conditions that can severely limit a patient’s quality of life are being diagnosed each day, placing a large burden on spouses, families and caregivers.

 

  • Winning the Intelligent Buildings track were the same team that won last years track on Smart Homes: Invisual from Russia. Invisual created a solution that based on the data from people presence sensors can highlight windows that are most suitable for a rescue team to enter the building. In case of people trapped inside the building internal light system could be used for routing of rescuers. The system can show the firefighters whether there are people left in their building, where they can be found, and how to access the building.

 

Read Press Release of the event here

More information here

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Tue

26

Apr

2016

Innovations to help stroke survivors – READi promoting the MAGIC PCP


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Mon

25

Apr

2016

READi for Health Workshop @ eHealth Week 2016, 9 June Amsterdam

READI FOR HEALTH, READY FOR THE FUTURE?

 

The READi project invites you to learn more during the eHealth Week 2016 about a successful collaboration between 4 EU regions which has delivered achievements across a range of challenges.

From identification of unmet needs, addressing policy implementation, upscaling eHealth solutions, and creating better care for patients and citizens. 

 

The topics of the programme include: 

•    Policy and Strategies for digitalization of a healthcare system

•    Patient Involvement

•    Business opportunities

 

Join us at eHealth Week. The workshop will be open to all attendees (no additional fee). 

 

When & Where: Thursday, 9 June from 13:30 to 15:30 in room: MENDES DE COSTA

 

Please contact Beatriz Sanz, beatriz@echalliance.com if you have any questions

 

More information here

Download the agenda here

Wed

20

Apr

2016

READi partner in Oulu organized the Future Connected Health seminar, 13th April - Finland

Centre for Health and Technology hosted the Future Connected Health seminar organized in Oulu April 13 as part of the OuluHealth Ecosystem Days. The seminar program covered widely the path from connected health research into business.

 

Matti Sarén, Vice Rector, co-operation, University of Oulu is responsible for innovations and cooperation structures in multidisciplinary project activities and spoke about Connecting research and business in the University of Oulu. The role of research organizations as enablers of health business was also discussed by Eero Punkka, Head of Health Research, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

 

Vesa Kiviniemi, Principal Investigator, Functional Neuroimaging research group, University of Oulu presented research with commercialization potential with the title "Monitoring brain pulsations – A new goldmine?", Juhani Lahdenperä, CEO of Biotech Start-Up Management told how to successfully commercialize university research programs, and gave practical instructions to researchers aiming to found a start-up company on how to increase the likelihood of success. One way to ensure research projects’ practical need and commercial potential in early stage of research is through Proof of Concept projects. One of the ongoing OuluHealth PoC studies was presented by Jérome Thevenot, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the research unit of medical imaging, physics and technology at University of Oulu.

 

The seminar was closed with a panel concentrating on the business development and future hospitals.

 

More information about the event here.

 

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Mon

18

Apr

2016

APPLY FOR STARTUP SCALEUP 2ND BATCH!

One of our READi network partners is involved in Startup Scaleup, a 6 month accelerator program, enabling accepted startups to receive mentorship and support from the brightest IOT people in the World (to name few – Vinton G. Cerf, one of the “Fathers of the Internet” and vice president of Google and David Cuartielles – Founder of Adruino).

 

Startup Scaleup is a no-strings attached programme; no Equity, no Cost. You will get to work with other top IoT startups, startup incubators in Ireland, Spain, Netherlands and Lithuania & leverage their mentor and investor networks. Attend an intensive “IoT’ers” Week in one of our hubs for a face to face beginning to your journey which will continue online. Get direct insights from some of the world’s top players in IoT 

 

More information here

Thu

14

Apr

2016

READi presented at the VIII National Congress of Chronic Patient Health Care/III Active Patient National Conference, 7-8 April 2016 (Madrid - Spain)

The eighth National Congress of Chronic Patient Health Care was held in Madrid on 7 and 8 April 2016, continuing the debate on the models of care for chronicity initiated in previous congresses.

 

Its central theme was "Advanced Results" achieved after nearly 10 years of development of different strategies addressing chronicity and four years since the adoption of the strategy at national level. The central issues such as progress in autonomy and self-care, integrated care processes, socio-health coordination, innovation, research, etc. were organized through discussion and round tables, conferences, workshops, communication sessions on practical experiences of success and projects that are contributing positively to changing the delivery of care for patients.

 

In addition, a space was created where citizens and health professionals and social services could reflect together to find new ways and new solutions for chronic patients and their families, including their views and opinion in discussions, debates and workshops held as part of the third Active Patient National Conference.

 

Readi for Health project was represented by the partner from Murcia (FFIS) as a speaker in the practical workshop "If you do not listen to me, I can not help you". How to improve the effectiveness of drugs in chronic polypharmacy patients? attended by about 35 participants. FFIS also participated in the panel discussion "Moving forward in implementing strategies" where about 150 professionals and patients expressed their views about the barriers to implementing the reorganization of the health system to help guide the care of chronic patients. These topics of discussion are directly linked to research conducted by the Consortium in work package 3.

 

Learn more here (only Spanish)

 

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Thu

07

Apr

2016

5th General Assembly meeting in Murcia, Spain - 5 & 6 April

READi consortia partners met in Murcia - Spain, 5 & 6 April 2016 to advance with the implementation of the planning activities in the Joint Action Plan aimed to improve the introduction of eHealth strategies in their regions.

 

The consortium discussed the progress of different areas of interaction and how coworking can foster the introduction of tecnologies in their healthcare systems. Among this areas, special importance was given to keep working developing effective and inclusive regional eHealth strategies, supporting advanced eHealth services for start ups and SMEs operating in the eHealth market, including the internationalisation, ensuring interoperability - semantic and otherwise, and planning the final project event during the eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam.

 

Learn more here / here (in Spanish)

 

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Thu

31

Mar

2016

E-health education for medical students was organized together with companies in Oulu

Around 100 fifth class medical students of the University of Oulu assembled to the Oulu University Hospital´s OYS TestLab testing environment on Tuesday, March 29th to test in practice digital health care solutions developed by approximately 25 companies. The event was historical in Finland as medical students´ e-health education was organized for the first time together with companies. The event was also recognized in national media.

 

“New solutions will change the work flow of physicians. There are already several digital solutions available for health care and new solutions are constantly being developed.  Therefore it is important that education of health care professionals includes acquaintance and testing of different e-health solutions, Annu Tertsunen, Chief Physician of Finnish Medical Association and preceptor of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Oulu said.

 

“The education event was a great example of regional development and cooperation within the capacity building action of READi for Health”, Jarmo Pääkkönen, READi for Health Project Coordinator from Centre for Health and Technology, University of Oulu said. ”There´s an international need for promoting the collaboration of health care professionals and companies. Health care professionals have reported that they lack knowledge on e-health and e-health innovators are missing feedback from professionals.”

 

Both medical students and company representatives thought that the education event was successful. For companies with devices or solutions in the phase of development, testing and feedback provide knowledge about functionality and usability. Medical students, on the other hand, got round to testing solutions they will probably need in their work in the future.

 

Read more about thoughts of medical student, entrepreneur and organizers of the education event here

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Tue

29

Mar

2016

Apply now for the "Social Tech Seed" - open grant - funding programme!

Social Tech Seed is now open for Stage 1 applications until 14 April 2016 

 

Social Tech Seed is an open grant-funding programme that offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects harnessing the power of the internet and digital technologies to deliver significant social change. The programme supports projects tackling pressing social challenges such as the environment and sustainability, education, employment and healthcare. Social Tech Seed will provide funding and support to help you demonstrate the social, user and financial value of your existing digital prototype. 

 

Social Tech Seed highlights: Social Tech Seed provides funding and support that enables entrepreneurial organisations with a basic, but functional, digital prototype to develop it into a more robust product or service and demonstrate its value to intended users and other stakeholders. If your application is successful, you can expect to receive:

  • Grant funding, typically between £15,000 and £50,000 for a project of 9-12 months’ duration
  • A support package including mentoring, marketing & comms advice and networking opportunities
  • Access to a discretionary fund of up to £5,000 should you need access to specific expertise to support your early-stage development

 

Unlike many other investors, Nominet Trust:

  • Does not ask for an equity stake, nor requests loan repayments
  • Allows successful ventures to retain any IP developed with our funding

 

Full information and how to apply here

 

Wed

23

Mar

2016

Region Skåne appoints a strategic advisor for e-health and m-health

Region Skåne has recruited Mats Ekstrand as a strategic advisor for e-health and m-health. His mission is primarily to coordinate the development of mobile IT services related to health care.

 

Mats Ekstrand comes from the position as CEO of Mobile Heights, the Skåne cluster organization for mobile communication. He is also Chairman of Innovation Skåne, owned by Region Skåne and support innovative businesses in Skåne, with particular focus on healthcare.

 

Previously, he worked in the Ericsson sphere for 20 years, including in Silicon Valley in the US, where he spent five years establishing and building up Sony Ericsson's research and development office.

 

I am very happy to have such an experienced person as Mats Ekstrand to coordinate work on e-health and m-health. There are great expectations of what can be achieved in health care with new technology. Skåne, which is prominent in both medical research and industry, including mobile communications, are positioned to lead the development in this area. But first we must ensure that the basic features are in place and functioning. This may involve, for example, booking times at the health centers and the renewal of prescriptions, says Regional Director Alf Jönsson.

 

Digitalization has conquered one area after another, and all companies are affected by it in some way. It now stands at the door of health care. This is a trend all over the world, but it has not yet really begun in earnest, said Mats Ekstrand.

 

Broad experience

 

Mats Ekstrand has also acted as advisor to the State Agency for Innovation Systems, Vinnova, and corporate and  Medicon Village in Lund. From this, he has good knowledge about the public support system for innovation and for national programs available for health care.

 

I think it is more important that we are good at realizing what is meant by digitizing healthcare. For many people, both citizens and employees of Region Skåne, there may be a vague concept with different interpretations. Most important for Region Skåne is that we are taking one step at a time and well-founded. Digitalization will support business by making it more accessible to patients and families, said Mats Ekstrand.

 

Mats Ekstrand will work from May 1 part time as a strategic advisor for e-health and m-health, and increases August 1 to full time. He reports directly to the Regional Director Alf Jönsson and will sit in the Group management.

 

Read more in Swedish here

Thu

17

Mar

2016

Murcia Living Lab: 7 eHealth SMEs Testing their solutions under real conditions

In September 2015, Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS), the Murcia Regional Healthcare System, launched a living lab pilot that has counted with the participation of 7 eHealth companies in the framework of the Future Internet CHallenge eHealth (FICHe) project, aimed to challenge European small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) and startups that develop innovative applications and businesses in the eHealth market building upon the available FIWARE technology.

 

The 7 SMEs selected, presented the most promising and innovative proposals complying with the requirements, receiving direct funding as well as technical training and business coaching, and are testing their solutions in field labs and co-creating with end users.

In order to better provide services, the 7 SMEs were, first of all, matched with their preferred Living Lab city after analysing the needs for a Living lab location (e.g. type of patients, type of healthcare location, preferable country). Then, SMS launched an informal internal call to the different areas of SMS, to present the solutions of the SMEs interested in the Murcia Living Lab, in order to do a matchmaking according to the professional’s needs with a demand approach instead of a technology approach.

 

The Murcia living lab was launched on 22nd September 2015 and has provided tailored support for the participants, in six development areas: User development, Go-to-Market, Business model, Funding, Technological aspects and Team. This framework has been used to structure the process while still maintain flexibility as all SMEs have different challenges at various moments.

 

The selected companies were:

  1. HEALTHAPP is a private company dedicated to improve links between patient and therapist providing trusted information to patients and familiars about therapy and their process.
  2. IDEABLE SOLUTIONS Kwido is a multidevice (web, mobile, tablet) cost-effective platform for caring for elderly people. Helps eldercare and healthcare organizations to save costs, reaching more clients and letting the elderly be independent for a longer time.
  3. MEDBRAVO is a comprehensive digital solution for efficient collaborative clinical research on cancer that networks hospitals, health professionals, and research personnel to streamline the referrals of cancer patients to clinical trials. By streamlining referrals of cancer patients to clinical trials, Medbravo offers more patients the opportunity to participate in the development of better cancer treatments.
  4. The core value of MYSPHERA is being specialized in hospital processes and workflows and our commitment to provide outstanding services and support to our clients helping them to exploit the full potential of the real-time location systems (RTLS), and to do it with the best tool available for process optimization, inventory management improvement, and safety for staff and patients.
  5. NEUROATHOME, is a clinical software development company specializing in rehabilitation and telemedicine.
  6. PSICO SMART APPS is a mobile based technology which uses hyper-realistic virtual environments to treat anxiety disorders by virtual gradual exposure. Psious improves the current existing virtual exposure technologies making them available on any mobile system such as smartphones and allowing telehealth applications. Our mission is to revolutionize the mental health care arena democratizing the virtual.
  7. UMANICK Identity 4 Health offers secure patient identification to hospitals and the rest of the healthcare sector. It uses the most advanced biometric technologies: fingerprint, face, voice and iris recognition. UMANICK Identity 4 Health avoids both medical mistakes due to erroneous identification, and fraud by identity theft. Thus improving patients’ safety, and reducing healthcare spending.

 

Some of the services provided are:

  • Mentoring

The SMEs have been matched with a mentor based on their needs. The mentor is ‘the hub to knowledge’ for the participant and mentoring activities have been evolving around regular online one to one meetings. During the subsequent meetings, news about the activities and reviews about the Living Labs took place, as well as reminders for webinars and events, making sure that the companies are aware and can participate to them.

  • Webinars

The selection of the webinars was based on a need analysis made by mentor of the top SMEs with regards to the most important topics were in which they would like to gain more expertise. The top 5 topics were:

  1. European Grants
  2. CE certification and FDA approval
  3. Privacy & legal requirements for trusted eHealth care
  4. How to fund your business
  5. How to engage Angel Investors and/or Venture Capitalists
  • Matchmaking

In this area, SMEs have been provided different kind of matchmaking possibilities to the companies, facilitating the matching between SMEs and the Top Companies/Key public players in eHealth sector for Partnership or access to important first buyer, for instance: PHILIPS, IBM Watson, Google.

 

 

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Thu

10

Mar

2016

READi led a "Workshop on Internationalization Opportunities in e-Health", 2nd of March in Lund - Sweden

A Workshop on Internationalization Opportunities in e-Health was held March 2 at MHC in Lund - Sweden.

 

E-health is developing health and wellness, by taking advantage of digitization there is a possibility to increase the quality and use resources more efficiently.

Sweden's Digital Agenda aims for Sweden to be the best in the world to use digitization opportunities.

 

The READi team in Skane hosted a workshop aimed at how we can support the internationalization of businesses, health care providers and the region.

Some 24 participants attended from a wide range of stakeholders, sharing their work on internationalization activities in the Skane region.

 

The workshop clearly highlighted the great work already ongoing and the potential to collaborate future on developing even more opportunities.

Participants agreed that a follow up session would be of great interest.

 

Check the presentations: 

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Tue

08

Mar

2016

READi for Health – Calling ehealth SMEs in Oulu, Murcia & Skane who wish to access support for international markets

The READi for Health project is supporting the EU regions of Oulu, Skane and Murcia to develop and promote their eHealth innovations. As part of this support, the READi project will work with mature SMEs in these regions, who are involved in the broad areas of eHealth, mHealth, Connected Health etc and who would like support in showcasing their products and solutions to an international market.  

 

Support can take the form of virtual and physical opportunities such as: 

 

  • Your company's profile on the READi website
  • Signposting opportunities in your target markets
  • Webinars on doing business internationally
  • Virtual and physical matchmaking and networking
  • Highlighting relevant events or workshops

 

Eligibility Criteria: Participation is restricted to SMEs with headquarters in the regions of Oulu, Skane and Murcia. A mature SME is one which has already had some success in their initial markets, has a proven business model, a solution ready to be exported, and the necessary resources (human and financial) to access international markets.

 

Please register your interest by completing this Questionnaire and we will be in contact again soon.

Deadline 18th March.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

 

 

Thu

03

Mar

2016

READi presented at the Digital Health & Wellness Summit @Mobile World Congress 2016, 22 - 25 February Barcelona

The Digital Health & Wellness Summit (DHWS16) @ Mobile World Congress 2016 brought together more than 400 experts from 30+ countries including USA, China, Canada, Bolivia, Argentina, Japan and main countries of Europe, discussed during the 4 days were the challenges of mHealth implementation such as the regulatory framework of mHealth apps, the management of health and social care data or the latest innovative solutions in the field.

 

READi for Health project presented during the Showcasing Innovation Session. SMEs and starts-ups worldwide and major leading companies of the Mobile and Connected Health ecosystem such as Telefónica, Samsung Electronics, Tunstall, BUPA Group, Pathways Genomics and Ignilife, were featured at the successful event.

 

  • Presentations are available on the event website here 
  • View the event photo gallery here
  • Watch the Video highlights here

 

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Tue

16

Feb

2016

Cross Border eHealth Architecture

Let’s have The Architecture – how to join forces and agree on smart steps forward

 

Finnish, Danish, Swedish and Estonian health leaders met to consider an ambitious goal of to agree the 1st cross-border eHealth project in the area of health records (e.g. either in HER or PHR or even both).

 

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Thu

11

Feb

2016

The eHealth Competition 2016 is open !

Are you an eHealth SME? This may interest you

The eHealth Competition is an initiative that rewards the best eHealth/mHealth solutions produced by SMEs. Its objective is to support business success of SMEs by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital. 

 

When and where

The eHealth Competition 2016 will be held in conjunction with the eHealth Week conference in Amsterdam, the next 9th June. During the Final the finalists will have to present their solutions in front of the jury, composed by relevant stakeholders in the eHealth field, investors and sponsors.

 

Why should you apply?

"Being named the leading eHealth solution created by an SME has made a big difference for our business.  It's opened up opportunties to attend event across Europe, and given us a level of recognition that we've found truly valuable. We would recommend entering this competition to any eHealth SME" Nicky Runeckles, UK MD, Big White Wall. 1st Prize Champions 2014

 

Need other reasons?

Visit www.ehealthcompetition.eu

Wed

10

Feb

2016

Regional Health Ministry from region of Murcia will build on the European program H2020 to boost its key research projects

The Regional Minister of Health of the Region of Murcia,  Encarna Guillén, has recently had the opportunity to verify the adequacy of current regional projects under preparation, in the context of open calls in the 2016-2017 biennial work program in the H2020 Framework, after meeting with various heads of theUnit of health from the DG Reserach and Innovation from European Commission.

 

The meeting focused specifically on funding opportunities offered by research and innovation program Horizon 2020, focused on Health. According Encarna Guillén explains, "our major research projects are aligned with the EU priorities."

 

Read more here (Spanish)

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Wed

03

Feb

2016

“Info Day about Horizon 2020 ICT-LEIT and IoT 'cross-cutting actions ' opportunities for research funding grants”

READi partner (Daleph) attended this European Commission event in Brussels on 25th January 2016.

 

You can learn more and view presentations here.

 

You may also view the LIVE Webstreaming of the 25 Jan, morning session here.

 

Tue

02

Feb

2016

Spanish READi partners are supporting ‘The healthStart Program’ initiative amongst the cluster SMEs

The madri+d Foundation of the Madrid Regional Government along with the Hospital Platform for Healthcare Innovation ITEMAS launch healthStart. This Acceleration Program helps early-stage and high-tech projects conceived by patient demands at care settings and designed by clinicians at Hospitals, get the strategic, operational, and financial support they need to transform ideas and prototypes into products and companies with the potential to impact healthcare globally.

 

Out of twenty projects, 10 were selected this year to access the acceleration scheme. During the 6 month, in-person program, mixed teams of MDs, PhDs, engineers, managers, etc, are matched and work towards getting resources to push the projects to their next stage of maturation. The projects selected receive 200+ hours of lectures, high-level networking and teamwork, mentorship from industry leaders, and gain access to partners, advisors and sales leads and pitching to companies and investors.

 

More information: www.healthstart.es

Mon

25

Jan

2016

READi supports the 3rd Digital Health & Wellness Summit @ Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona 22- 25 February 2016

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Mon

04

Jan

2016

What are the main needs, barriers and challenges for the implementation of ICT for better healthcare?

As a central part of the project (WP3), a qualitative research was carried out from February to October 2014 to identify precisely all these aspects.

 

The study was conducted in parallel in 4 Regions and included the participation of 99 stakeholders from healthcare systems. According to participants, for the ’implementation of ICT in health systems’ it is fundamental to respond to 32 NEEDS.

 

Once identified, all 32 needs were PRIORITIZED in order to adopt the more realistic initiatives with greater chances of success and to guide decision making in the process of implementation of eHealth. This prioritization has also allowed having information that can guide decision making in the process of implementation of eHealth.

 

The purpose of these leaflets (available in english and spanish version) is to give some feedback from this interesting research and provide summary information on the main findings. You can also find more details of prioritized actions to address identified needs.

 

Download the Flyer in Spanish or English 

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Wed

23

Dec

2015

READi for Health participated in the cross-regional workshop organised by the Spanish Network on R & D policies on the 3rd & 4th December 

READi for Health participated in the cross-regional workshop organised by the Spanish Network on R & D policies on the 3 and 4 December at the headquarters of the Galician Innovation Agency (Santiago de Compostela), on R & D + I in healthcare.

 

After the opening, under the title "smart specialization in health in Spain: Challenges and Opportunities", the regions of Galicia, Navarre, the Basque Country and Andalusia offered a review of the inclusion of the health priority in their respective RIS3.

 

Following the regional approach, an overview of the R&D and innovation activities at a national level was provided including ITEMAS initiatives such a platform for innovation in medical technology and health to develop innovation in hospitals, and the PRIS project launched by the National Ministry, focused on pre-commercial procurement.

 

Next round tables were focused on new drugs, key enabling technologies (KET), for health or health technologies, diagnostic and personalized medicine. The day ended with a section on care innovation, ICT and telemedicine. The second day began with a discussion table dedicated innovative public procurement in the health sector, which included the presentation of some success stories promoted by the Xunta de Galicia and the University of Cordoba, ending with a section on interregional cooperation initiatives health, that included the main findings of the READi for Health project

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