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ISSN : 2362-986X
European Commission EU eHealth in focus
In this issue - January 2016

Top news
New EU working group aims to draft guidelines to improve mHealth apps data quality
The Commission has set up a working group to develop guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of the data that health apps collect and process. Based on their expertise, 20 members representing civil society, research and industry organisations were selected to participate in the working group. The guidelines are expected to be published by the end of this year.
Public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT
The European Commission's DG CONNECT and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly updated a Roadmap that guides European and US cooperation on eHealth (also called Health Information Technologies*). Please have your say on the draft Roadmap.
Public stakeholder consultation
New networking tool available for Horizon 2020 proposers - 2015-2016 calls from SC1 topics related to ICT
An online networking tool is now available to proposers to find potential partners for proposing a project under the Horizon 2020 funding programme, topics 'ICT for Health, Wellbeing and Demographic Change' (Societal Challenge 1 or SC1).
Video H2020 Societal Challenges: ICT for Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Looking for funding for your research and innovation project in eHealth and/or Active and Healthy Ageing? Watch our video about the Horizon 2020 call for proposals: Societal Challenge 1 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing".
Video H2020 Social Challenges
Research & Innovation
European funding for innovation to help stroke survivors
An international consortium called MAGIC has been awarded €3.6 million from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme to improve care for stroke patients. The launch was welcomed by Northern Irish Health Minister Simon Hamilton and President Luciano D'Alfonso of the Italian Abruzzo Region.
Magic logo
READi for Health project: EU regions paving the way for better eHealth deployment
The EU-funded READi for Health project has brought together four European regions - Skåne (Sweden), Oulu (Finland), Murcia (Spain) and Midi-Pyrenees (France) - to pave the way for a better uptake of eHealth. They identified unmet needs, the ones who have to tackle them and through which channels.
READi for Health project
Computational technologies for accurate and safe ear surgery
Technologies to accurately measure inner ears could transform surgery, cut healthcare costs and improve the lives of millions with hearing problems. The three-year EU-funded HEAR-EU project has pioneered ground-breaking imaging technology and surgical planning software to improve the likelihood of successful cochlear implant surgery.
New running shoe senses pain and helps prevent injury
A smart running shoe, developed by the EU-funded RUNSAFER project, senses pain and poor running patterns. Via a smart phone app and website, the shoe provides feedback to runners in order to prevent injuries.
STOA think tank meeting at European Parliament
STOA think tank meeting at European Parliament
Video of eHealth think tank meeting at European Parliament
A recording of the event 'eHealth in Europe: reality and challenges ahead', held on 1 December 2015 in the European Parliament, is available.
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5 February 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
RASimAs demo at Anesthesia Winter Symposium
At the International Winter Symposium on Anesthesia and Perioperative Care in Trauma in Leuven, the EU-funded RASimAs project will demo their unique eHealth tool: an assistant for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
17 - 20 March 2016 - Strasbourg, France
Hacking Health Camp
Hacking Health Camp is dedicated to breaking down the barriers for innovation in healthcare. It's an event for anyone interested in health innovation as it rallies patients, health and tech professionals around their common interest, helping them discover possibilities for tomorrow's health.
7 April 2016 - London, UK
Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation
This event focuses on medical apps. They gradually have become a symbol for innovative technology to improve the delivery of health and care, resulting in better patient outcomes and reducing costs. There will be a session presenting the work of the European Commission.
Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation
8 - 10 June 2016 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
eHealth Week 2016: Registration is open
The sessions of eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam will focus on Empowering People, Trust & Standards and Social Innovation & Transition. You can also attend the EU eHealth competition for SMEs, the interoperability IHE summit and matchmaking events.
28 August - 2 September 2016 - München, Germany
Health - Exploring complexity: an interdisciplinary systems approach - HEC 2016
This year the Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2016) conference will be part of HEC 2016 covering Medical Informatics, Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Health Data Management. Submit your paper and/or poster before 21 February 2016 and you will have a chance to win one of the nine awards.
HEC 2016
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