Legal view: sending data abroad
Andrew Rankin and Chris Air of DAC Beachcroft discuss a recent European Court decision that has important implications for patient data sent to the US.
EC aims for digital records by 2015
As part of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe the Commission aims to provide patients secure access to digital health records by 2015
EC puts health on Digital Agenda
The European Commission has set out its Digital Agenda, which includes measures to use technology to address rising healthcare costs and help member states to cope with their ageing populations. The action plan says the smart use of technology and the exploitation of information will help to address these and other challenges facing society, including climate […]
Europe ‘has no mobile health policy’
Jaakko Aarnio, a project officer in the European Commission’s Information Society and Media directorate, offered an eye-opening revelation about the EC’s mobile healthcare policy recently. “We don’t have a policy now,” Aarnio told an international networking conference staged in Washington by the US-based mHealth Initiative. One reason he gave in his presentation is that mobile […]
Bulgaria rapped on social care spectrum
The European Commission has started legal action against Bulgaria after the country failed to follow EU rules to make the correct frequency band available for social applications and electronic services.
Over to EU
Mike Palmer talks to Lyn Whitfield about the role of ‘Europe’ in promoting e-health.
Commission says e-health is on track
The European Commission has published an update on its lead market initiative for e-health, reporting that it is too early to tell whether work has had an impact on growing the continent’s e-health market.
Dutch set out European ‘robo roadmap’
Dutch innovation agency, TNO, has published a ‘robo roadmap’ on the way forward for robotics in the medical and health arena for the next fifteen years.
MHRA launches drug info debate
The UK’s medicines regulatory body has launched a consultation on the European Commission’s plans to change the rules on the information that drug companies can provide to patients. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is seeking views from the public on the UK government’s response to the proposals and says it will also […]
DigiTV receives EC funding for telecare
A digital TV initiative for public services run by Kirklees Council has won European Commission funding to develop interactive health and social care services.