We’ve entered the last month of 2018.
That means it’s time for our November roundup on key Digital Health news in Belgium.
We have again plenty of news for you, enjoy!
- Flemish youth news show Karrewiet visited Health House to be immersed into the hospital of the future. Watch it here (NL). Later in November Health House was also visited by a delegation of NATO generals (NL) that saw a number of Belgian Digital Health startups including Fibricheck, Byteflies, BioRICS and Epihunter. Chief inspirator of the mission was Prof. Dr. Koen Kas.
- Numerikare features Doctor Alex Mottrie with a talk about the Orsi Academy with world class robot surgery training programs. Read the article in Dutch or French.
- On Kanaal Z the mHealth app for cancer patients from Remedus is covered. See the video here (NL).
- Belgian Digital Health startup Fibricheck keeps winning prizes. In November they won the app competition at Medica.
- Fibricheck weren’t the only ones extending their trophy cabinet. Wearable startup Byteflies won the Rising Star Award in this years Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50. Another Belgian healthcare company OncoDNA got the price of the fastest growing company in the Healthcare and Life sciences sector at the same event.
- Icometrix, the Belgian-based world leader in software solutions to extract clinically meaningful data from brain scans, reported that they received FDA clearance for their product icobrain. You might also remember that Icometrix were featured in the list of renowned healthcare voice Eric Topol as one of the first companies getting FDA clearance for an Artificial Intelligence based product. Keep going Icometrix!
- Numerikare reported (NL/FR) that patients can from now on consult their prescriptions at Masanté, Mijngezondheid. There is even a video showcasing (NL) how it works.
- The Jessa hospital launches, together with PXL and CM, a game to help children prepare for their hospital admission. See the report on TVL here (NL).
- Belgian med students of the CIUM have launched a task force, guided by BHCT, to reimagine how the curriculum for medical education could be adapted to new digital technologies, patient-driven care and Artificial Intelligence. Read more about it in the report from Numerikare (FR).
- In Antwerp, nursing students at the KdG school can now practice medication administration in VR. Read about it in this Numerikare report (NL – FR).
- Flemish Minister of Public Health and Welfare Jo Vandeurzen launches Myhealthviewer providing citizens mobile access to a summary of their medical records, vaccination history, medication and the records from Kind & Gezin. Read his press release here (NL).
- Tension is building up for the “Zorgvinding 2018” award from healthcare innovation accelerators In4Care. De Specialist reports (NL) about the contestants in the running for the award.
- In November the HIV Hackathon took place in Brussels. Numerikare reported about the event (FR).
- At the University Hospital of Gent a “mini GPS” is used for diagnosing lung cancer. Read the report by Numerikare here (NL).
- Two Belgian Digital Health companies also got some foreign press attention. Oncomfort got featured in the British Standard and Zora Robotics got coverage in the New York Times.
Did we miss something? Let us know!