2019

EVENT SUMMARY: ENSH Roundtable debate – Time to Act: #STOPSEPSISEU

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The 3nd roundtable debate of the European Network for Safer Healthcare was organised by Health First Europe in the European Parliament on 25 September 2019, with the support of MEP Simona Bonafe (EPP, Portugal) and MEP Lieve Wierinck (ALDE, Belgium),.

EDITORIAL: Sepsis, educational and best practice frontiers

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Sepsis is a clinical syndrome with a distinctive response of the body’s defenses to life-threatening infections. This may result in organ dysfunction or failure (severe sepsis). Sepsis is strongly related with all the body organs or systemic diseases and to the quality of the best-practice in use, particularly critical  in surgical or  intervention techniques.

EVENT SUMMARY: My City-Lab Talk Series – Tackling Heart Failure in Europe: Accessing Innovation & Fostering Integrated Care

Event summary, My City-Lab Talk Series /

The City-Labs Talk Series meeting “Tackling Heart Failure in Europe: Accessing Innovation & Fostering Integrated Care” took place on September 11th, 2019. The aim was to discuss how to improve care to tackle the burden of heart failure, from diagnosis and prevention to reduction of risk of death throughout integrated care models and solutions.

NEWS: Health First Europe and the Spanish Patients’ Forum call the Spanish Minister to act on Patient Safety

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On the World Patient Safety Day, Health First Europe and the Spanish Patients’ Forum join hands to call the Spanish minister to act to foster patient safety. 

NEWS: Health First Europe welcomes EAASM as new member!

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HFE is delighted to welcome the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines as new members.

EDITORIAL: Green is the new Black: embracing sustainable health

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We are exceeding the Earth’s capacity, reaching the limits of growth on a finite planet. Healthcare is part of the problem and must become part of the solution.

NEWS: Our Wish Campaign for the future of health in Europe

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Health First Europe members’ have complied a series of wishes for the future of European health care to be presented to the members of the EU Parliament.

EDITORIAL: Preventing hospital associated venous thromboembolism

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The European Thrombosis and Haemostasis Alliance (ETHA) is an association of 22 national European thrombosis and haemostasis associations representing medical professionals in the field of clotting and bleeding disorders.

EVENT SUMMARY: HFE & My City-Lab “Profiling the health worker of the future”

Event summary, My City-Lab Talk Series /

On 18 June 2019, Health First Europe as partner of My City-Lab organised a workshop, on the future of digital skills and innovation in EHMA 2019 Conference.

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

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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

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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: My City-Lab Talk Series – A greener health: how to foster environmental sustainability in healthcare

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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.

NEWS: Health First Europe welcomes ISTH and ETHA as new members!

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HFE is delighted to welcome the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH and The European Thrombosis and Haemostasis Alliance (ETHA) as new members!

EVENT SUMMARY – Personalised Medicine and the Big Data Challenge

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Personalised medicine become a key topic in EU health debate, with its goal of giving the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. On 27-28 March 2018, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine & Bulgaria Alliance for Person and Personalised Medicine organised the conference “Personalised Medicine and the Big Data Challenge”.

EDITORIAL: Multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care

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The Heart Failure Policy Network (HFPN), a member of Health First Europe, is an independent, multidisciplinary group aiming to drive policy change in heart failure (HF). Read here the editorial wrote by its Managing Director, Ed Harding  

EDITORIAL: What can we do to improve SCID?

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies or SCID is a devastating group of diseases by which babies are born without a functioning immune system. No immune system means that they can contract any infection or virus they are exposed to, without any means of defending themselves against them.