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  • Today Europe is facing the “triple challenge” of ageing populations demanding better healthcare, a growing chronic disease burden and increasing shortages of healthcare workers and professionals – all in an environment of tight budgets.

    eHealth innovations have the potential to make significant contributions towards overcoming these challenges, for the benefit of ...

  • One of the greatest challenges facing all EU member states is the simple fact that EU citizens are living longer. An ageing population, with the associated rise in the number of people with long term conditions and chronic illness, inevitably poses real problems for health policy makers.  Foremost amongst these challenges is the question ‘how can Member States, and the European...

  • Each and every European should have access to safe and good quality healthcare.

    As the population grows older, the burden of chronic conditions is likely to grow with it. Conditions such as heart disease, or type 2 diabetes, already account for around 70% of healthcare costs.

    As Europe gradually ages in these times of austerity, there is a significant role to be played by...

  • eHealth has the potential to provide better and safer healthcare, to more people, in an efficient manner, in the long term.

    eHealth is a tool to provide better healthcare to our patients. Using eHealth can improve prevention and diagnosis of diseases and improve patients’ lives in many ways. eHealth can translate into better and more patient-centred treatment, safer care, fewer...

  • Innovative medical technology and services can be a positive ”catalyst for change” that will help drive new approaches and solutions for Europe as we work to achieve the Europe 2020 Strategy and in particular the European Commission’s Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership Initiative.  However, in order to achieve this vision we need to acknowledge and...

  • With Healthcare costs rising and budgets falling throughout Europe, we can state safely that Healthcare providers and officials within governments are facing a serious challenge. It is clear something has to change if healthcare quality and outcomes are to keep on improving. We believe that the challenges of today could be the catalyst for a positive breakthrough in healthcare delivery: for...

  • It was some nine years ago that I travelled to Florida for a meeting of the American Telemedicine Association’s annual meeting. I think that this was the third or fourth of its kind and we were languishing in the wake of the dot-com bubble explosion which had left everyone cynical of the transformational power of new business models enabled by the proliferation of internet applications....