More than 1 000 delegates attended EIT Health’s 2019 Summit in Paris this week, to answer the question, ‘Defining unmet need – how much does it matter?’
The Commissioner for Data Protection and the Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate imposed a fine of 105,000 euros on a hospital in Rhineland-Palatinate.
The fine is based on several breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation in the framework of a patient mix-up when admitting the patient. This resulted in incorrect invoicing and revealed structural technical and organisational deficits in the hospital’s patient and privacy management.
By European Patients Forum
The European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) is a platform organisation linking Europe‘s national orthopaedic associations. It is currently implementing the concept of “Implant and Patient Safety Days” as a new form of collaboration, which will integrate orthopaedic surgeons and scientists, industry partners, regulatory authorities and patients’ representatives. The initiative aims to maintain and further improve patient safety in the area of orthopaedic and trauma.
EFORT will hold an inauguration workshop in Brussels on Tuesday, 21 January 2020, when it will present the new concept and discuss important issues around development, introduction and clinical application of implants. The meeting will result in concepts for further action and communication, for example on patient information, collaborative position papers, or proposals for training and education.
Every year, 1 December marks World AIDS Day, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1988 and aimed mainly at raising awareness. This year’s specific theme, ‘Communities make a difference’, draws attention to the crucial role of community health workers and communities of people living with HIV, highlighting their contribution to ending the epidemic. World AIDS Day also offers an opportunity to take stock of progress, globally and in the EU.
A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) visited three Finnish technological hubs to assess the potential benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence for our society. They stressed that all future developments must encompass three pillars: product safety, consumer trust, and solidarity in health and social care.
Today the European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles.
Update: the Council Conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.