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Look forward to welcoming all HFE Members tomorrow morning for the Annual General Meeting 2019, kicking off at 9am. Good breakfast will be served to productively start the day. See u tomorrow!

Postoperatieve Wondinfecties zijn wereldwijd de meest voorkomende ziekenhuis #infecties. Zorgverleners: we hebben jullie feedback nodig om de implementatie van de @WHO richtlijnen voor #SSIs in de #EU te beoordelen 🏥 Vul de HFE ENQUETE in op

Postoperative Wundinfektionen (SSI) gehören zu den häufigsten therapieassoziierten #Infektionen weltweit. Gesundheitsexperten: Wir brauchen Ihr Feedback, um den derzeitigen Stand der Umsetzung von #WHO-Richtlinien zu SSIs innerhalb der #EU zu beurteilen 📝

@EHMAinfo Great to have being part of #ehma2019! Looking forward to keep up with the discussion on #euworkforce4care

'In the face of slow progress, WHO offers a new tool & sets a target to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance' #StopSuperbugs… Retweeted by Health First Europe 🇪🇺

Le linee guida del @WHO sulla #prevenzione delle Surgical Site #infections nel pre, intra e post-operatorio vengono correttamente implementate dai #chirurghi europei ? Prego rispondere ad un rapido questionario ➡️ GRAZIE!

Time the wrap up our workshop #euworkforce4care: thanks to @federico_lega for moderating the discussion! Curious about his conclusion? Stay tuned for the session report #EUcitylabs

Another key recurring point of our #EHMA2019 conference ➡️ we need systemic changes and common language to address our challenges more efficiently! EHMA President @federico_lega wrapping up the #euworkforce4care session by @eu_labs and @HealthFirstEU Retweeted by Health First Europe 🇪🇺


EDITORIAL: MedTech Forum and MedTech Week events are kicking off!

EditorialMembers news /  Friday, 14 June 2019

The MedTech Forum is one of the largest health and medical technology industry conferences in Europe. Next week in Paris, the 11th edition of the MedTech Forum will bring together CEOs, disruptors, hospital representatives, patients, policymakers and healthtech stakeholders to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector.

EDITORIAL: Scaling up innovations to improve health care quality

EditorialMembers news /  Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Health systems across the European Union are facing numerous challenges – from the ageing of the European population and sustainable financing of health care, to great variations and inequalities in clinical practice within and between countries, a necessary and rising emphasis on patient experience and patient-centredness within health systems...

EVENT SUMMARY: City-Labs Talk Series - A greener health: how to foster environmental sustainability in healthcare

City-Labs Talk SeriesEvent summary /  Thursday, 23 May 2019

The City-Labs Talk Series meeting “A greener health: how to foster environmental sustainability in health care” took place on May 14th, 2019. The aim was to discuss to what extent healthcare systems could reduce their environmental footprint, without affecting delivery and quality of care.

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