eHealth Network

The eHealth Network held its 9th meeting in Amsterdam on June, 7th. On the agenda: implementation of the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI), identification for the exchange of personal health data, legal aspects of cross-border exchange of health data, implementation of the digital single market strategy, standardisation and interoperability, mobile…

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The EU invests in Health

The European Commission has released a factsheet on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) role with regard to the Health sector. “EFSI, cornerstone of the Investment Plan, can support investment in innovative health solutions, new effective medicines and social infrastructures. By investing in medical infrastructure, services and research, EFSI is contributing to the EU’s…

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Disability and Rare Diseases

ORPHANET and the French National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA) have developed a new thesaurus services on ORPHANET on Rare Diseases’ Disability. Rare Diseases will be progressively described in this thesaurus using the terms adapted from the international classification on Disability. This service is available in 7 EU languages (French, English,…

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Patient Empowerment

The European Patient Forum (EPF) campaign for patient empowerment ended on  June 22nd. The closing ceremony took place at the European Parliament and the EPF delivered some strong political messages. The Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis pledged to “continue to promote the necessary shift from organisation-centred to patient-centred…

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Personalised Medicine

The Personalised Medicine Conference’s presentations and videos are available here, including sessions about: Developing awareness and empowerment, Integrating Big Data and ICT Solutions,  Translating Basic to Clinical Research and Beyond, Bringing Innovation to the Market, Shaping Sustainable Healthcare  

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eHealth week

The European “eHealth week”, co-organised by the European Commission took place in Amsterdam, between June, 8-10th. All news and updates are available here

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State of Health of the EU

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has announced on Friday 17th his new initiative “state of health of the EU” gathers experts together in order to stengthen country-specific as well as EU-wide knowledge with regard to health.  Factsheet on State of Health in the EU More info…

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