Plenty of Digital Health action in Belgium in October. Want to make sure you didn’t miss anything? You’ve come to the right place. Enjoy our monthly roundup!
- Numerikare reports that the usage of eAttest is rising (NL – FR)
- There were quite some reports about telemedicine in October indicating an increased interest in this subject:
- Healthcare innovation is in the air as well with the Helicus project that will be transporting lab samples and medication through drones between hospitals of the GZA group in Antwerp (NL – FR – EN).
- Belgian Digital Health Startup Fibricheck wins the EIT Venture Award and received the FDA approval for its app to screen for heart rhythm disorders. What a month for the company!
- De Standaard reports (NL) reimbursement for medical apps is on the horizon. Whether this can already be expected next year remains a question though as, to our knowledge, the newspaper didn’t consult with the administration of minister De Block and is rather a speculation.
- Belgian VR startup Oncomfort raised €1.65M and appoints Mario Huyghe as CEO (press release).
- Maggie De Block allocates €2.2M for eHealth in her 2019 budget (NL – FR).
- Belgian Big Data company Ontoforce got elected as Belgian Scaleup of the year. Another Belgian Digital Health startup, Bingli, received the Startup of the year award (FR). Congratulations to both! Any other awards to mention? Well yes. At the Happy Aging Day Nephroflow won the Innovation Award. It’s becoming crowded in the Belgian Digital Health trophy room.
- Belgian healthcare futurist Koen Kas created the very first global overview of all regulated health Apps at http://digitalhealth.be.
- Voka Health Community published a new paper (NL) about innovation in healthcare with some attention to the role of digital technologies as well.
- Last but not least the Royal Academy of Medicine reflects about preparing doctors for the technology avalanche.
Did we miss something? Let us know!