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eHealth Newsletter - 25/01/2011

25 January 2011
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Global eHealth Strategy Symposium announces the three winners of its awards!

7 April 2011 Luxembourg

The Global eHealth Strategy Symposium organised by the European Commission in conjunction with the 9th annual Med-e-Tel conference will take place on April 7th, 2011 in Luxembourg. In order to promote research and participation on ehealth of developping countries, the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society is funding 3 researchers' expenses to present their projects during the symposium.

Contact: eHealth at the EC
See also: Telemedicine activities at the European Commission

Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication (PSIP) Workshop - call for paper deadline extended to 10/02/2011 !

16 May 2011 - 17 May 2011 Paris, France

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) endanger patients' safety and instigate considerable extra healthcare costs. Therefore, the significant reduction of (preventable) ADEs is a challenging issue in Public Health. To that end, the EU-funded PSIP project is developing innovative tools so as to generate and provide relevant knowledge to healthcare professionals and patients for ADE prevention by means of ICTs. The 2nd PSIP Workshop will present current, novel methods and applications that have achieved concrete results and that are relevant to PSIP and to the targeted domain. 1st PSIP Conference Proceedings -book "Detection and Prevention of Adverse Drug Events" is available on the website.

Contact: Inquires about the Second PSIP Workshop
See also: Other EU funded projects on Risk assessment and patient safety

How are Doctors using Social Media, Apps, and Web 2.0 Tools to work with Patients, Colleagues, Governments, Industry, Payers?

22 June 2011 - 23 June 2011 Paris, France

This conference will be devoted to the understanding of how physicians use New Technologies, Web 2.0 tools, Social Media to communicate with other health care professionals, patients, payers, pharmaceutical companies, public agencies. Those who decide on or benefit from e-services to physicians (professional and patient associations, pharmaceutical companies, governments, payors) are expected to participate in this event.

Information Day on the ICT-PSP Programme, Call 5 - Registration is open

28 February 2011 Brussels, Belgium

An Information Day on the fifth Call for Proposals of the ICT Policy Support Programme will be held in Brussels, with presentation of themes and Objectives of Call 5.

See also: ICT PSP Draft Work Programme 2011

eChallenges e2011 - Call for Papers

26 October 2011 - 28 October 2012 Florence, Italy

eChallenges e-2011 will focus on applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges. The programme will combine strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies, workshops, an exhibition and social activities. The programme will showcase results from projects funded at national and regional level as well as those funded by European Commission Research Programmes. The goal of e-2011 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research and Technology Development results by industry and in particular SMEs, and help open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world. A Call for Papers has been published (deadlline : 28th February)

EU research and innovation funding – immediate changes to cut red tape for researchers and SMEs

(24 January 2011) Today the European Commission has adopted measures to make participation in the EU's current Seventh Framework Programme for Research more attractive and more accessible to the best researchers and most innovative companies, especially Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Based on the simplification plan unveiled by the Commission in April 2010, these measures will take effect at once.

See also: Background memo

Controlling Chronic Diseases related to Metabolic Disorders (Metabo)

(21 January 2011) METABO provides to the patients and the medical doctors with a technological platform to help them share and gather information that will allow them to enhance patients' self-management and improve medical therapies and diagnose. All the METABO solutions are available through mobile device and desktop PCs running over a Service Oriented Architecture platform with the aim of facilitating the access to these tools in an easy and comfortable way whenever and wherever the patients need them.

See also: Other 'Personal health systems' projects

COme to WIN in leveraging the European competitiveness in miniaturized smart systems

(21 January 2011) With the launch of the COWIN initiative, the European Research community has engaged in a new step towards value creation in miniaturized smart systems.

Armenian Association of Telemedicine (AATM) Successfully Completed Pilot Telemedicine Project in Nagorno-Karabakh

(10 December 2010) AATM conducted a pilot telemedicine project, which established and operated a fully functional telemedicine connection between a multi-profile primary health care facility in Stepanakert, the main city of Nagorno-Karabakh (an Armenian-populated territory at the eastern border of Armenia), and the central office of AATM in Yerevan, Armenia. The project, endorsed by the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh and conducted in association with the Union of Information Technology Enterprises of Armenia (UITE) and telemedicine R&D company Symotec LLC, provided multi-specialty teleconsultations to a number of local patients with various conditions presenting a diagnostic and clinical challenge, and thus significantly optimized their management.

See also: Telemedicine activities at EU level

New in the Library

eHealth interoperability: State of play and future perspectives - An assessment of European countrie's responses to a questionanire on 'Commission's Recommendation on cross-border interoperability of electronic health record systems'

24 January 2011

This report aims to provide a better understanding of the status quo of the development of eHealth interoperability in Europe, the lessons learned so far and the actions that should be taken in the future to help speed up and facilitate interoperability. It responds to the invitation extended to Member States to report to the European Commission the measures they have taken in relation to the implementation of cross-border interoperability of electronic health record systems. Twenty-two countries provided information on the status of their achievements with regard to eHealth interoperability, and stated their preferences for future activities that should be recommended to go ahead in this domain, either collaboratively among Member States or collectively at European-level.

See also: CALLIOPE Thematic Network

Report of the Stakeholder event on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing of 26 November 2010

14 January 2011

The event was a first occasion for stakeholders to put forward their views and, most importantly their ideas, on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. It gathered more than 150 stakeholders from along the entire innovation chain, including public authorities, patients and senior citizens' organisations, health professionals associations, industry and other organisations active in aged related issues, who exchanged views on the need for the Partnership, possible areas where the Partnership could have an impact, what it could achieve and how.

See also: More on the Pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication (PSIP) newsletter

30 November 2010

The PSIP project aims at developing innovative computer-based applications able to automatically detect situations at risk and to deliver healthcare professionals and patients relevant "ad hoc" information helping them to prevent Adverse Drug Events. The project published regular newsletters to inform about their advancements. Some of the Project's reports are also available from the Deliverables section.

See also: More information on Risk assessment and patient safety

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda , State of play of Commission's examination of Hungarian Media Law

Extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, Strasbourg, 17th January 2011

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