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Health systems for the future

Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Amr Dawood, The health care sector plays an important role in the overall EU economy, accounting for 8 % of the total European workforce and 8.5 % of EU GDP. All EU Member States face strong and growing economic pressures on their health and long-term care systems, driven by already high levels … Continue reading

Robotic applications will bring about major changes in healthcare

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, The use of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in healthcare is ever increasing, and we have to examine what impact they will have on the lives of citizens, especially those of patients, disabled and elderly citizens. CPS are technical systems where networked computers and robots interact with the physical … Continue reading

Saving the lives of critically ill children

Written by Gianluca Quaglio with Sarah McCormack, Approximately one in seventy children face critical illness or injury each year in Europe. While there has been substantial improvement in the survival rates of critically ill children in EU Member States over the past three decades, more can be done. Opening a workshop on ‘Improving Outcomes for … Continue reading

Improving the outcomes for critically ill children

Workshop hashtag: #PaediatricSTOA Webstreaming: http://eptwitter.eu/PaediatricSTOA Registrations: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/workshops/pediatric Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Sarah McCormack, Major progress has been made in the care of critically ill children since paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) were implemented in the 1960s in Europe. Despite this progress, mortality and morbidity rates in PICU have not significantly improved in the last … Continue reading

How can technologies re-shape healthcare in Europe?

Workshop hashtag: #ehealthSTOA STOA website & registration   Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha The demand for healthcare services is growing fast in Europe, partly due to the ageing population and the higher prevalence of chronic diseases. E-Health, defined by the WHO as ‘the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health’, is … Continue reading

Strengthening health systems in developing countries

According to the World Health Organization, a health system is the sum total of all the organisations, institutions and resources whose primary purpose is to improve health. A good health system requires a robust financing mechanism, a well-trained and adequately paid workforce, reliable information on which to base decisions and policies, well-maintained facilities and logistics … Continue reading

European patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare

Directive 2011/24/EU on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare is an important achievement of the ‘patient empowerment’ policy of the EC and an essential requirement enabling European citizens to benefit from cross-border healthcare services. It is a natural extension of the fundamental freedoms enshrined into the EU Treaties. In its landmark pronouncements in the Kohll and … Continue reading

EU health programme for 2014 to 2020

6 language versions available in PDF format Gesundheitsprogramm der EU für 2014 bis 2020 Programa de Salud de la UE 2014-2020 Le programme de l’Union européenne dans le domaine de la santé 2014-2020 Programma dell’UE in materia di sanità 2014 2020 Program działań UE w dziedzinie zdrowia na lata 2014–2020 EU health programme for 2014 … Continue reading

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