Category Archives: Health care Sector

The Role of Europe in Global Health

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission The Role of Europe in Global Health Speech at the 5th World Health Summit/Berlin 20 October 2013 Dear Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle, dear friend, Dear Minister of Health, Daniel … Continue reading

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Employment: European Vacancy Monitor highlights growing job opportunities in healthcare sector

Increasing labour demand in the healthcare sector is confirmed by the latest European Vacancy Monitor (EVM) just published by the European Commission. Employment in the EU healthcare sector has grown almost 2% annually between 2008 and 2012. This is the … Continue reading

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Medicines for children: more research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago

Today, the Commission publishes a progress report on medicines for children covering the five years since the Paediatric Regulation came into force. This preliminary snapshot points to improvements in the paediatric medicines landscape: better and safer research, more medicines for … Continue reading

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Commission launches the 2013 EU Health Prize for Journalists

Today, the virtual doors swing open to journalists from across the EU wishing to participate in the annual EU Health Prize for Journalists. Winners can pick up EU-wide recognition and cash prizes for excellence in health journalism, by submitting their … Continue reading

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Finland represents a world level benchmark for eHealth

Finland is sitting on a metaphorical gold mine because of the quantity, timeliness and quality of the data collected, according to EHTEL. Finland is in a leadership position with regard to the transformation of health and social care systems, according … Continue reading

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Digital Agenda: Kroes & Borg welcome recognition of the contribution ICT can make in reforming health systems

A declaration by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU committing Member States to developing eHealth ecosystems that could contribute to the reform of health systems has been welcomed by European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda Neelie … Continue reading

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Finnish company develops remote health diagnostic solution

iSTOC’s Immediate Diagnosis and Analysis system can read all medical diagnostic test strips and reduce costs by more than 70%. The Finnish company iSTOC, founded in 2012 and based in Oulu, has developed a rapid, cheap and real-time point of … Continue reading

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New Health Informatics course in Finland

Tampere University of Technology courses will also focus on the end user experience related to health data. Tampere University of Technology is starting courses in Health Informatics as a minor subject in autumn 2013. Until now there has been little … Continue reading

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First eHealth services now available on Finnish Taltioni system

Taltioni’s health care platform brings together public, private and third sector health operators with ICT companies to develop self-care services and eHealth solutions. Taltioni, an innovative system that provides electronic self-care services for the population of Finland, has launched its … Continue reading

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FinlandCare promotes health tourism in Finland

Number of Russian patients buying health services in Finland is expected to increase substantially in the coming years. Finpro has launched a new program called FinlandCare which promotes health tourism from Russia to Finland and supports the establishment of Finnish … Continue reading

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