• The Institute gives its views on the discussion paper "Addressing the New Challenges for Risk Assessment"

    The European Commission recently launched a public consultation to receive feedback on the jointly drafted preliminary opinion on risk assessment of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER).
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  • Health experts advocate implementing personalised medicine

    Leading health experts are pushing for personalised health care in a new report by the European Science Foundation's (ESF's) membership organisation and the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC). According to the report, dedicated funding and support is required to ensure personalised medicine can be implemented across Europe's healthcare systems.
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  • The European Commission published the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020

    The eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 was published on 06 December 2012 The Action Plan specifically endorses VPH and confirms that funding will be available in the future for VPH under Horizon 2020.
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  • eHealth Action Plan to be published 06 December 2012

    The Policy Affairs Working Group has learned that the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 will be published on 06 December 2012.
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  • Research Associate & Scientific Software Developer Openings in image computing/modelling, Sheffield, UK

    This is a pre-announcement of upcoming R&D positions at the Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB) at the University of Sheffield. The positions refer to two new exciting projects on patient-specific musculoskeletal and brain modelling in the context of paediatric diseases and dementia syndrome.
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  • MEDTECH beware: my next blood glucose monitor will be an i-phone

    Bastian Hauck, type-1 diabetic and founder of Adventure Diabetes, tells us the patient prospective on the slow evolution of Healthcare informatics: “….While reality increasingly goes digital to meet on my iPhone – friends via social media, work via mobile computing and the Cloud – my home via remote access, Bluetooth and Wifi, and even my phone itself via GPS, smart gestures and SIRI, my diabetes does not.”
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