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Our suggestions for a more digital healthcare
Digital innovation can be an opportunity to improve people’s health and with that vision EFA has participated in the European public consultation about ‘Transformation Health and Care in the Digital S ...

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Digital Health becomes a priority for the European Medicines Agency
In October the European Medicines Agency launched a new topic group on digital health that will provide insights and recommendations to the agency on how to tackle the digital dimension of medicines a ...

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Patients and healthcare professionals discussed our role in antimicrobial resistance at the EMA
EFA Vice President Erna Botjes attended three important meetings at the European Medicines Agency: a workshop on antimicrobial resistance, the joint and regular meeting of patients and healthcare prof ...

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EFA Meet & Greet training will focus on European Health Technology Assessment
EFA is organising next November our annual Meet and Greet training, under the theme of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and patients’ involvement. It will take place on 7 and 8 November at EFA offic ...

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myAirCoach project is at its final stages
 myAirCoach is in a crucial stage and all partners are intensifying their efforts to deliver the innovative mHealth tool that will improve the quality of life of people with asthma. To updat ...

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Clinical Data: key to the understanding and efficacy of treatments
Systems medicine is a novel approach based on computer models which, by analyzing a large amount of clinical data, have the potential to improve the understanding of the diseases and raise the efficac ...

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MyAirCoach presented at eHealth Week
New technologies can revolutionise the healthcare system, providing a better delivery of services and developing effective health policy. We are now able to access and share personal health data, thus ...

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myAirCoach Advisory Patient Forum lay summary on m-health
A new study from myAirCoach asking patients and healthcare professionals about their preferences and the utility of mobile health tools, confirms m-health potential for easier asthma control. It is  ...

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EFA selected as a European Commission HTA stakeholder and new EFA Task Force
We are delighted about the European Commission confirmation that EFA is a suitable stakeholder to become member of the Health Technology Assessment pool network.  The HTA Stakeholder Pool will be ...

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myAirCoach will be featured at CeBIT
myAirCoach consortium will meet in Brussels for the second year technical review with the European Commission that will be held on the 7th of March. The meeting represents an opportunity to assess t ...

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Our response to the European Commission HTA consultation
The European Commission has launched a consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a specialty to measure the added value of a new health technology in comparis ...

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MyAirCoach will be tested in 2017
In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an ...

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New asthma app launched in Latvia
PulmoGPS in collaboration with Wrong Digital and Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia have developed an inhaler reminder application for asthmatics uzelpo.lv and breatheit.eu. Our member the La ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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EFA’s research on asthma in adolescence will be presented in Gastein
Our latest survey on adherence to treatment of young patients with asthma will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), the most influential EU health policy conference that will take ...

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Vote for myAirCoach to win the EC Innovation Radar Prize
The European Commission has listed the myAirCoach device as one of the high potential innovations in EU-funded research and innovation projects for the Innovation Radar Prize 2016. myAirCoach partne ...

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eHealth Week: technology for a better life
The Dutch Ministry of Health together with the European Commission and HIMSS Europe organised from the 8th-10th of June the eHealth Week 2016 and EFA’s Giuseppe De Carlo took part. The event gathered  ...

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More investment for prevention – Conclusions of European Health Parliament
On the 29th June, we participated in the European Health Parliament (EHP) closing session to bring the perspective of allergy, asthma and COPD patients. The European Health Parliament is a platform, ...

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How are asthma patients involved in science? Dominique’s testimony
“Our dream is to have a system that better supports us." Dominique Hamerlijnck, an asthma patient from the Netherlands, volunteer at EFA Member Longfonds, has been interviewed by MedTechEurope to expl ...

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European mHealth guidelines (almost) ready
The working group established this year by the European Commission is rapidly developing the guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of mobile health applications. Following last face to ...

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