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Health 24-01-2018

Health tech bill to kick off busy policy agenda in 2018

The European Commission will propose a new law on Health Technology Assessments to kick off a busy EU health agenda in 2018.
Health 11-10-2017

Estonian official: Coalition of the willing can ‘drive’ healthcare data in Europe

As long as the political will exists, a coalition of EU member states can speed up the healthcare data mobility in Europe and start showing results in a cross-border manner in order for others to join, an Estonian government official told EURACTIV.
Digital 18-08-2017

EU-funded digital health tool tested to help immigrants

EU-funded software to help immigrants access healthcare services in European countries was tested for the first time this summer in Spanish health centres.
Health 08-03-2017

Commission’s digital health strategy will help EU patients

A new European Commission task force aimed at further developing the digital strategy in health will significantly help Europe’s healthcare systems and thus their patients, writes Denis Horgan.
Health 08-02-2017

Andriukaitis: ‘Rare cancers present a particular challenge’

The European Commission’s priority when tackling rare cancers such as sarcomas is to ensure European Reference Networks (ERNS) are put in place so that all patients have access to the best expertise available in the EU, Vytenis Andriukaitis told Euractiv.com in an interview.
Health 23-11-2016

EU citizens enjoy longer lives, but not health equality

Europeans live almost 7 years more compared to 1990, but this does not necessarily mean that these years are healthy, a new report has found.
Health 21-10-2016

Andriukaitis: Health Technology Assessment will make EU healthcare ‘sustainable’

EXCLUSIVE / National healthcare systems should embrace the digital era and use Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to become truly sustainable and cost-effective, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Health 06-04-2016

WHO pushes digital technology in EU healthcare

The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants EU member states to focus more resources on e-Health, saying it can empower patients and spark innovation.
Staying Alive maps AED locations in 13 languages and several countries
Health 04-12-2015

Map to heart health: one French tech startup is getting a boost from health regulation

The Paris-based health startup AEDMAP was founded two years ago after telecoms consultant Paul Dardel realised there were no services to help people find cardiac defibrillators in public places.
Health 05-10-2015

Text messages help treat cardiovascular diseases

An new study has found that sending text messages to heart attack survivors, encouraging them to make healthier lifestyle choices, can bring significant health benefits. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 14-07-2015

Hackers develop innovative treatments for chronic illnesses

Medical companies are turning to hackers to develop the next generation of electronic health applications to treat chronic illnesses. EURACTIV France reports.
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Infographic: How Digital is the EU in 2015?
Digital 12-03-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How Digital is the EU in 2015?

The European Commission has published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions:
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Health 05-03-2015

Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on iPhones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.
Digital 05-09-2014

Cyber threat now ‘real and growing’, EU official warns

National leaders have turned down European Commission calls for a coordinated EU cyber-security strategy, leading to a “regulatory gap” and a “clear and present danger” of cyber attacks, a high EU official told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Health 21-05-2014

EU Commission champions ‘mHealth’ for chronic disease treatment

In a drive to cut healthcare costs, the European Commission is promoting eHealth, and mHealth applications, notably in treating chronic diseases. EURACTIV France reports.
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Digital 10-04-2014

Neelie Kroes: mHealth will reduce costly visits to hospitals

Mobile health apps that measure your blood pressure or remind you to take your medication could save the EU 99 billion euros in healthcare costs by 2017, according to the European Commission.
Health 10-04-2014

Commission wants better use of mobiles within health

The European Commission on Thursday (10 April) launched a public consultation on mobile health or mHealth, asking Europeans to help find ways to improve health with the use of mobile devices. The consultation will run until 2 July 2014.
Digital 28-02-2012

Europe, US lag developing world in eHealth

Despite Europe´s huge broadband coverage and smartphone use compared to the developing world, the continent is lagging in eHealth solutions because costing models do not encourage innovation, the leading global telecoms conference heard yesterday (27 February).
Health 16-12-2011

Online tool to challenge health illiteracy

The European Commission next year plans to challenge poor health literacy levels in Europe with a new internet-based tool called Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface.
Health 14-02-2011

Former commissioner: Countries have to take ‘ownership’ of e-health

Across Europe, national and local governments are experimenting with e-health initiatives to help relieve demand for healthcare services. But many challenges remain, says David Byrne, who served as the EU's health commissioner from 1999-2004.
Health 26-01-2011

Ring-ring, it’s time to take your medicine: Telecoms in eHealth

Depending on where you live, your local phone company is developing technologies to check your blood pressure and sugar level, and will even remind you to take your medicine. 
Health 22-12-2010

Cross-border health care deal moves EU bill forward

Despite opposition behind the scenes, plans to let Europeans seek medical treatment in other countries in the 27-country bloc surged forward Tuesday (21 December) when EU countries gave their stamp of approval. 
Health 21-12-2010

EU-US sign agreement to cooperate on e-health

The European Union and American health authorities have agreed to work more closely on a common approach for electronic health records and education programmes for medical professionals.
Health 21-10-2010

EU patient mobility law to spark eHealth revolution

New EU laws allowing patients to travel across borders for health care will be key for the development of e-health services in Europe, according to policymakers. However, incompatible IT systems remain a major obstacle to fulfilling that promise.