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  • 25/02/2021

    This year EHTEL strengthens its approach to Imagining 2029


    EHTEL boosts its work on imagining the future of health and care systems in 2029. It merges its work on three key themes with the work it does on European Union-supported projects. From 2020, it makes the leap forward into 2021 by forging an interconnected framework of activities.     

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  • 16/04/2020

    Want to know more about how Europeans can travel safely with their data?

    Europe is keen on understanding, and using, user scenarios: InteropEHRate has developed just one example: 56-year old Nico who lives in Belgium.

    Nico Web 300x235 1Nico is a security officer employed by a company active in maritime transportation. He uses his computer daily both for work and leisure. On his mobile phone, in addition to his social networks, he has downloaded a number of Apps that he uses regularly. They include an App to perform banking operations and another to plan weekend treks. Now, InteropEHRate shows how Nico can use an App to store his own health data and use it when he travels abroad.

    To underpin its citizen-centred approach, InteropEHRate (iEHR) is keen on using a set of open protocolsThe iEHR protocols are based on FYIR – a Health Level Seven (HL7) international standard. The aim is to simplify the implementation of the Apps without compromising information integrity.

    The IEHR protocols make use of European infrastructure. They can also be easily embedded in innovative, new products. As a result, they provide industry - and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises - with promising development possibilities.

    This is just one reason why, in 2020, InteropEHRate’s knowledge management and data mapping tool was shortlisted under the Horizon 2020 Innovation Radar Tech Ready category. Eight of InteropEHRate’s chief partners and consortium members rightly featured as key innovators

    InteropEHRate continues to make strides in its work. New recommendations about citizen-centred health data-sharing are likely to be out soon.


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  • 16/04/2020

    TicSalutSocial focuses on how AI can improve cancer detection and follow-up

    Cancers are among the chief diseases affecting the world’s population today. They need to be better detected and followed up. Data is playing an increasingly important role in both detection and follow-up.

    Unprecedented opportunities are being offered by lots of new advances. They include the increase in the amount and availability of health data - especially medical imaging in cancer cases, combined with the emergence of new technological tools. Many of these are based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As a result, there is likely to be increased accuracy in cancer detection, prediction, and follow-up, and - ultimately - better informed clinical care decisions.

    EHTEL member, TicSalutSocial is has started working on precisely this topic in a new initiative called INCISIVE.

    It joins with almost 30 partners throughout Europe, including the Barcelona supercomputing centre.

    INCISIVE is a large project that aims at exploring the potential of novel Artificial Intelligence tools for enhancing current imaging solutions for cancer cases.


    INCISIVE addresses challenges related to:

    • The detection of patterns in large volumes of cancer imaging data (to increase the interpretability of complex imaging data and support more effective decision-making for healthcare providers.)
    • Data labelling and annotation.

    Availability and sharing of imaging data (to use it for the training and validation of AI tools for improved imaging).

    The solutions developed will be piloted with four types of cancer: lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer. The pilot activities will be carried out in eight sites in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Serbia, and Spain.

    These improvements are likely to be of huge importance to the people of Europe, and the continent’s data processing and data imaging industries.

     For more information, see the TicSalutSocial website.


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  • 16/04/2020

    Scotland sets its new digital strategy in motion

    Scotland launched a new digital strategy in March 2021. Called “A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive In A Digital World, it sets out the role digital will play in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.

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  • 15/04/2020

    DigitalHealthEurope Survey on data sharing governance

    The project DigitalHealthEurope (DHE) explores how to best support digital health and care services in Europe, by providing a set of recommendations to the European Commission on three priorities:
  • 07/04/2020

    Are you ready for empowering people?

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    Giving care users control over their own health and care: that is the credo of people empowerment, one of the four major pieces of work of the eHealthAction joint action.

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