In February 2022, the European Commission launched a Call for Evidence for their upcoming Recommendation to Member States for greater action on Antimicrobial Resistance. Here is our contribution.
The European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care held a virtual roundtable on 1 October 2020, entitled “Transforming Healthcare: A European healthcare workforce”
The fourth webinar of the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform Thematic Network on “Profiling and training the health care workers of the future” took place on Monday 9 September 2020 via webinar.
The third meeting of the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform Thematic Network on “Profiling and training the health care workers of the future” took place on Monday 22 June 2020 via webinar. Read here the event summary.
The second meeting of the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform Thematic Network on “Profiling and training the health care workers of the future” took place on Wednesday 13 May 2020 via webinar. Read here the event summary.
The latest meeting of the My City-Lab Talk Series “AI in Genomics: Delivering Personalised Medicine” took place on May 05th, 2020. The event was organised by Health First Europe, as a partner of My City-Lab project, to discuss how AI can contribute and support health care systems in the field of genomics.
The first meeting of the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform Thematic Network on “Profiling and training the health care workers of the future” took place on Tuesday 7 April via webinar. Here the event summary.
The European Medical Association shared its view on the Health First Europe paper to profile of the health workers of the future, with a focus on the value evidence-based-medicine and of innovative big-data management.
On 5 November 2019, policymakers and health representatives met in the premises of the European Parliament to debate the role of the workforce of the future in making health care systems more efficient and financially sustainable in delivering care.
This article is the preliminary draft of the contribution to the forthcoming meeting “A Health Care Workforce for the Digital Age” to be held the 5th November 2019 in the European Parliament (Brussels, room ASP 5G 305) from 12:00 to 14:00
On 2nd October 2019, Health First Europe organised the “Data for safer care” workshop at the European Health Forum Gastein to explore the disruptive role of data in shaping effective patient safety strategies and develop effective healthcare-associated infections’ (HAIs) surveillance systems.
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.
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...
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.
Last week, 21st February 2019, HFE attended the Annual Congress of the European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO). This year theme was “The Specialist Nurse in European Healthcare towards 2030".
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.
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.
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.
On 28 Nov 2017, policymakers & health representatives met to spur debate on the role of innovation in supporting the re-organisation of health workers.
On 19th October 2017, HFE joined the launch event of the White Paper on Cancer Carers, organised by the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and Eurocarers.
It is possible to use a myriad of different technologies to improve patient safety and healthcare. We can do more by making sure that Member States are committed in incorporating these technologies into their health systems.
Held in collaboration with the Latvian Presidency of the EU, the event was the launching ground for a Declaration from the Latvian Presidency to facilitate commitment from Member States to an EU policy on community care that supports and empowers patients, nurses and informal carers to access innovations outside of acute settings.
In 2014, Health First Europe will celebrate 10 years of working to ensure the well-being of European citizens by fostering access to the most innovative technologies to prevent, diagnose, monitor, manage, treat and cure diseases. Our work this year will continue to build upon our belief that “health is wealth” by aiming for more sustainable healthcare in Europe, supporting patients to seek trusted information, protecting patients in health settings and making innovations in health systems more accessible to patients.
Health First Europe attended a roundtable event jointly organised by the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) and the European Parliament to discuss professional qualifications for nurses. This issue is currently being debated in the European Parliament as part of Professional Qualifications Directive.
Health First Europe (HFE) organised its Innovation Day 2011 in the European Parliament gathering support from Parliamentary members for the need to research the drivers of innovation in healthcare. On this occasion, HFE launched its publication "Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in Health: Examining the drivers of innovation" which calls upon the European Commission to examine the value chain of innovation – from identifying where gaps in quality of care exist, to determining where best practices have occurred and how such practices can be utilised to address gaps in Member States.
According to the health literacy survey, most patients have a low or insufficient level of health literacy and this phenomenon represents a problem for European Member States (on different national levels) and a cost for the healthcare system. Therefore, conference participants agreed that Europe now needs a common consciousness among citizens and political involvement at the EU level to put patient’s knowledge of health at the center of the health sector. With efforts from all parties (e.g. patients and health providers), health literacy could play a fundamental role within European health policy.
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission's Directorate Generals (DGs) for Research and Innovation, Enterprise and Industry and Health and Consumers, jointly organised the second conference on Innovation in Healthcare: from Research to Market, in Brussels on the 30-31 March 2011.
The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies together with the European Centre for Public Policy organised the E-Health: A New Holistic Healthcare Plan for Europe event.
HFE Honorary President Mr. John Bowis opened the reception for the launch of the “E-Quality in E-Health” publication explaining the purpose of the event was to reach out to policymakers both within and beyond the European institutions to do more in the e-Health domain.
The 3rd Innovation Day conference organized by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) brought together various telecoms to present new applications for e-health innovation in addition to highlighting the work the European Commission is undertaking in this field with the attendance of Neelie Kroes, the European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda.
Health First Europe, an alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics, experts and industry which aims to ensure that equitable access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare is regarded as a vital investment in the future of Europe held an exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels from 20-23 June 2005.
From 1 July the Netherlands will take the helm of the Presidency of the European Union for the next six months and a range of healthcare debates and events are planned.
Join the virtual meeting of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care, to discuss how to tackle and prevent disease outbreaks.
Join the virtual meeting of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care, to discuss secondary prevention at the heart of European health systems
Join the virtual meeting of the EP Interest Group on innovation in health and social care. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown the vulnerabilities of European healthcare systems and highlighted the need for a common and coordinated response to health threats.
Don't miss the opportunity to attend the 4th webinar of the EUHPP Thematic Network on the Workforce of the Future. The topic of the webinar is “Preparing Health Care Professionals To ‘Future’ Healthcare Challenges (AI and Robotics)”.
This debate will explore how to prepare nurses on the future of health care delivery and support their educational pathway
This debate will explore how to prepare health care professionals to the ongoing digitalisation of care: Innovation readiness, digital leadership and literacy.
This debate will explore how does the health care workforce need to be prepared to attend chronic patients with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions
The TRAPP Curriculum in Phlebology provides doctors with practical skills in order to offer better services to the community. The European Network created by the project defined the basic common phlebology criteria in Europe.
Health First Europe is organising a roundtable debate focused on successful initiatives on how to enable the digital transformation of care.
HFE and My City Lab organized the workshop “Profiling the health worker of the future”. Bring together academics, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.
This debate offers a dynamic discussion among key stakeholders and policymakers on the impact of digital solutions in improving diabetes care.
Join us for the first meeting of the City-Labs Talk Series: Applications of AI in health: to solve societal challenges or to become one?
Funded as Horizon 2020 project, TO REACH aims to prepare a joint EU research initiative on health services and systems research.
European health system requires a deep reconstruction to ensure its sustainability. Rethinking healthcare has become a priority.
The conference will discuss the future of health systems and how Value-Based Healthcare can tackle the challenges they face, by shifting to integrated models that improve outcomes for patients and foster sustainability.
Under the patronage of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union, Health First Europe and City-Labs are pleased to invite you to join us for the Roundtable on Engaging Patients in the Digital Revolution: A Call to Build Smarter and Safer Healthcare Systems.
Innovation is a key instrument for EU Member States to achieve sustainable and efficient healthcare solutions.
There are many innovations that already exist which can support improved effectiveness and patient outcomes. Why are such innovations not adopted by healthcare systems?
Join the most important Congress on Health Systems Modernization and Health Sustainability in the unique location of the San Raffaele University Hospital in Milano.
Health First Europe launched its’ “E-Quality in E-Health” publication in the European Parliament under the sponsorship of MEP Dr. Milan Cabrnoch (ECR, Czech Republic) and MEP Francoise Grossetete (EPP, France).
In February 2019 HFE decided to bring together a broad range of health stakeholders, from health care managers to medical students, to launch an inclusive debate to shape the profile of the health worker of the future. The discussion aimed at outlining the core competences required in the emerging models of care, gaps in the current workforce educational and profession pathways, and highlight the policy changes necessary to support health workers in the transformation of care.
HFE has released its paper on digital health, collecting members' reflections on digitalisation of care, the opportunities existing technologies can offer and the barriers to overcome for their implementation.
In the frame of the Medtech week, Health First Europe is launching a compendium of innovative solutions in order to boost efficiency in the health care industry.
Recognising that health workers are integral to building strong and resilient health systems that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Health Technology Assessment is an important tool in the healthcare decision making process. In its recommendations, HFE stressed the need to a more inclusive and transparent process.
Health First Europe believes that in order to address the challenge of implementing innovative solutions in health, further research and assessment are needed to map the drivers of innovation.
eHealth has the potential to promote a philosophy where patients are put first through innovation. The document reports all the challenges and opportunities related to health and digital solutions as well as HFE recommendations to better address them.
What will healthcare delivery look like in 2050? Do we stand on the edge of a new revolution in healthcare treatment? How will we as patients consume healthcare in the modern age?
This publication gives an overview of the outcome of the HFE survey on healthcare and patient priorities addressed to EU healthcare decision-makers and stakeholders (the survey was launched in October 2016).