Do you feel like January flew by like a supersonic jet?
Also this year you can count on #BeHealth to provide you with an overview of the key events in the Belgian Digital Health scene.
Let’s jump right into the events!
News From Startup Land
We’ll start with bundling the news from some of the finest Belgian Digital Health startups:
- Startup Pridiktiv, known for their platform into.care, were featured in Trends (NL).
- Bingli got featured by datanews about their smart medical interview (NL).
- BlueHealth Innovation Center expands its operations to Gent, next to its locations in Genk ant Antwerp. Read the press release here (NL).
- Two startups saw the new year as a chance to make it a bit more understandable what they are doing through explainer videos.
- Byteflies, Belgian wearable health enablers, went into Royal mode after winning the Rising Star price at Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 and were received by the King of Belgium.
- Numerikare puts the spotlight on 3D-Side that has a 3-D technology platform for surgeons (FR). Another article can be found here.
- Regular readers of our #BeHealth monthly roundups know that there’s almost every month a Belgian Digital Health startup winning a price. This time it’s Fibricheck who managed to impress at Arab Health as can be read here.
- 2 Belgian healthcare startups were featured in a list of 25 European startups to watch in 2019: Ugentec and Dobco Medical Systems.
- Collibra, a Belgian company and leader in data governance also active in healthcare, becomes the first Belgian unicorn as reported in this Fortune article.
News You Shouldn’t Miss
- De Standaard featured the IMEC Chill Band as one of the ideas to watch in 2019 (NL).
- As well from IMEC is the patch that measures your heart beat, as reported by De Tijd (NL) and Numerikare (NL & FR).
- At CES, IMEC as well presented their ingestible sensors. Find out more about them in this video.
- OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst started with treatments of patients with type 1 diabetes and uses an artificial pancreas for the treatment. Read the article from De Specialist here (NL) or here in French.
- Karolien Haese from Building Healthcare for Tomorrow wrote about the digital and preventive revolution in Le Journal du Médecin (FR). Building Healthcare for Tomorrow also announces its first conference on connected health in March. Read more about it in Numerikare (FR & NL).
- The Brussels Health Network now allows patients to access their medical record online.
- 7,5 Million Belgians now have a shared pharmaceutical record as reported by Numerikare (FR & NL).
- The Zeepreventorium in De Haan starts using VR to help children with pain and anxiety. Read the Numerikare report here (FR & NL).
We released our 2018 influencer top and this time we made a distinction between individuals and organizations. You can find the ranking here.
The influencer tops were also featured by the renowned Belgian medical newspapers:
- Artsenkrant tops the organizations list as can be read here in Dutch.
- Numerikare reported on the company top 50 (FR & NL).
As well noteworthy news you should be aware off comes from the government:
- After its launch last year, mhealthbelgium puts the first four validated mHealth apps on its website. Read all about it on the site of Federal Minister Maggie De Block in Dutch and French.
- Numerikare reported that Flemish Minister Jo Vandeurzen is allocating €2.400 for every residential care facility to support their digital journey (NL).
Did we miss something? Let us know!