2018

NEWS: Health First Europe welcomes COTEC as new member!

New HFE Member, News /

HFE is delighted to welcome the Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) as new member.

EVENT SUMMARY: My City-Lab Talk Series – Diabetes care in the digital age: accessing innovation and fostering self-care

Event summary, My City-Lab Talk Series /

The third meeting of the City-Labs Talk Series took place on November 22nd, 2018. The event, entitled “Diabetes care in the digital age: accessing innovation & fostering self-care”, was organised by the City-Labs team to discuss the impact of digital solutions on the improvement of diabetes care and how promoting access to these technologies can enhance quality of care.

EDITORIAL: Lapse in transparency and access about patient safety information

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The latest data released from the ECDC estimates that about 33000 people die each year as a direct consequence of an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics and that the burden of these infections is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.

NEWS: Today is the World Mental Health Day, time to foster inclusion through innovative hearing care

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According to WHO, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss and 34 million of these are children. Unaddressed hearing loss poses an annual global cost of US$ 750 billion. Interventions to identify and address hearing loss are cost-effective and can bring great benefit to patients and the whole society.

EVENT SUMMARY: My City-Lab Talk Series – Biobanking: indispensable tool or ethical concern?

Event summary, My City-Lab Talk Series /

The second meeting of the City-Labs Talk Series was entitled “Biobanking: indispensable tool or ethical concern?” to discuss to what extent public health could benefit from biobanking. Key future ethical and technical challenges were also discussed.

EDITORIAL: Health care professionals stand together to foster patient safety

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On the occasion of the International Patient Safety Day (17th September 2018), Health First Europe, ESNO – European Specialist Nurses Organisations, COTEC – Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries and EUROFEDOP – European Federation of Public Service Employees, jointly call Ministers of Health to step up and agree on a high level of understanding on patient safety standards to drive their national policies into a common path. 

EVENT SUMMARY: My City-Lab Talk Series – Applications of AI in health, to solve societal challenges or to become one?

Event summary, My City-Lab Talk Series /

The first meeting of the City-Labs Talk Series took place on July 9th, 2018. The event, entitled “Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health: to solve societal challenges or to become one?”, was organised by City-Labs team to discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and medical laboratory and what are the key challenges ahead.

EVENT SUMMARY: Shaping the future of public health towards screening and early diagnosis

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On 7 June 2018, policymakers and health representatives met within the framework of the European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care.

NEWS: Health First Europe welcomes ESNO and EHMA as new members!

New HFE Member /

HFE is delighted to welcome the European Health Management Association (EHMA) and European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO) as new members!

PRESS RELEASE: HFE announces its new Honorary President, Mr Roberto Bertollini

Members news, Press release /

Health First Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of the new Honorary President, Mr Roberto Bertollini.

EDITORIAL: Committed to protect our health, starting from patient safety and integrated care

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Today, 7 June 2018, I am pleased and honoured to be appointed new Honorary President of Health First Europe, one of the EU’s leading stakeholders aiming at improving access for patients to treatment and innovation.

NEWS: Patient-MedTech Dialogue Workshop on community care

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On 25 May 2018, in the context of the Patient-MedTech Dialogue, EPF and MedTech Europe organised a half a day workshop on community care and patient access to medical technologies. Our Executive Director, Melina Raso, contributed to the debate on community care to ensure equal and broad
patient access to medical technologies.

NEWS: Health First Europe welcomes Merja Kyllönen as a new MEP Supporter

New MEP Supporter /

Ms Merja Kyllönen serves as a Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and Substitute of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

EVENT SUMMARY – Lunch Debate “Hear The Future … and prepare for it”

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On 6th March 2018, in conjunction with the World Hearing Day, policymakers and EU stakeholders, met in the European Parliament to raise awareness on the social and economic impact of hearing loss in our society.

NEWS: WHO calls for action to stem the rise in hearing loss

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Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organization on the occasion of World Hearing Day on 3 March.

EVENT SUMMARY – To-Reach and Health First Europe Roundtable on Health Services and Systems Research

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On 29th January 2018, To-Reach and Health First Europe co-organised a joint workshop entitled Identifying and transferring innovation in comparative Health Services and Systems Research.