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Are we doing enough for our brains?

Written by Liliana Cunha and Sarah McCormack, Workshop hashtag: #brainSTOA Depression, stroke, dementia and other brain disorders affect one in every fifteen Europeans every year according to the Word Health Organisation. Brain disorders are the largest unmet health issue affecting European citizens today. The prevalence of brain disorders in the elderly is increasing with the ageing … 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

Personalised medicine: The right treatment for the right person at the right time

Written by Nicole Scholz ‘Personalised medicine’ refers to a medical approach that uses molecular insights into health and disease to guide decisions with regard to the prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Genetic factors play a role in most human diseases, with gene variations contributing to their incidence or course. New tools harnessed by … Continue reading

eHealth – Technology for health

Written by Nicole Scholz ‘eHealth’ is a recently-coined term for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in health, and refers to an interdisciplinary field with multiple uses. It aims to improve the quality of healthcare and make health systems more efficient and effective. For patients, eHealth has the potential to bring them improved … 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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