2011

NEWS: Polish Presidency priorities for health – focus on children’s healthcare

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On 1 July 2011, Poland will assume the European Council Presidency of the EU with the aim of fostering faster economic growth in the EU and strengthening the European political community. To achieve these objectives, the Polish Presidency will focus on three fundamental priorities: European integration as the source of growth, Secure Europe and Europe benefiting from openness.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EP Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Meeting

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Health First Europe attended the 6th meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) which was held on 22 June 2011 at the Parliament. This EP Interest Group, in line with […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends a Seminar at the European Parliament on: “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery”

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On 21 June, a seminar brought together companies, non-governmental organizations and policy makers to discuss ways in which to create wealth and value among people living at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in emerging […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends European Connected Health Week 2011

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The conference brought together patients, professionals and European Commission officials, but mainly offered an avenue for industry to develop partnerships to drive mHealth and further the uptake of current technologies for the benefit of patients.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EPC/CHES Policy Dialogue: “Only what can be measured, can be achieved: the case of active, healthy ageing”

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On 14 June, the European Policy Centre (EPC) together with the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES) organised a conference bringing together various health stakeholders to discuss how to increase healthy living by 2020 as prescribed by the Pilot Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends CHES Policy Dialogue on Health Council Briefing and the next steps towards active healthy ageing

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Health First Europe attended the European Policy Centre’s CHES Policy Dialogue on 7 June 2011 which brought together representatives from the Hungarian and Polish Presidencies to discuss health, employment and social policy issues related to active and health ageing. 

MEP Anna Rosbach becomes a Supporter of HFE

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HFE is pleased to announce MEP Anna Rosbach (ECR, Denmark) as a new Supporter. MEP Rosbach is a Member of the European Parliament and is an independent Member of the European Conservatives and Reformists party. […]

PRESS RELEASE: John Bowis and Health First Europe unveil 5 key e-Health principles for policymakers

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Health First Europe (HFE) Honorary President John Bowis announced HFE’s key tenets for e-Health petitioning policymakers to adopt the policy recommendations in order to foster increased access to medical technologies for patients.

Health First Europe warmly welcomes MEP Mary Honeyball as a new Supporter

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HFE is pleased to welcome MEP Mary Honeyball (S&D, UK) as a new Supporter. MEP Honeyball has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2000 and is  a member of the Committee on Culture […]

Health First Europe welcomes MEP Kay Swinburne as a new Supporter

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MEP Kay Swinburne is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformist Party in the European Parliament and she has been representing Wales since she was elected in June 2009. She sits on the Committee […]

HFE is pleased to announce Sean Kelly as a new MEP Supporter

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MEP Sean Kelly is a Member of the European Parliament and sits on the Committee on Regional Development. He is also a member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States. He is a […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the 7th Annual World Health Care Congress

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On 13 and 14 April, the World Health Care Congress took place in Brussels, Belgium under the theme of “Managing Budgetary Constraints While Maintaining the Quality of Care.” Participants came from all areas of the globe […]

EDITORIAL: The contribution of HFE to policy-making in 2011

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Editorial by HFE President John Bowis: At Health First Europe, we believe that “Health equals wealth.” We believe that investment in the healthcare systems throughout Europe will contribute to a more efficient, effective and productive society.

NEWS: 7th Annual World Health Care Congress-Europe

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On the 13th and 14th of April 2011, the 7th Annual World Health Care Congress-Europe will take place in Brussels featuring officials from the health industry and decision makers from public and private insurance funds, […]

HFE welcomes MEP Mairead McGuinness (EPP, Ireland) as a Supporter

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Mairead McGuinness is a Fine Gael MEP for Ireland East who serves on the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee as well as on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety […]

HFE welcomes new MEP Supporter Jim Higgins (EPP, Ireland)

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MEP Jim Higgins is a member of the Fine Gael Party in Ireland and the European People’s Party in the EU. His work in the Parliament focuses on reaching out to European citizens to foster […]