March was a month filled with plenty of Belgian Digital Health activity
We have again carefully picked out the news you shouldn’t have missed when it comes to Digital Health innovation in Belgium.
Here are the highlights!
- The Flemish government launched their green paper about the hospital of the future early March in Health House. The green paper, which as well addresses the role of technology, can be found here in Dutch.
- The renowned Belgian imec.istart accelerator program announced its 9 new startups (NL) that it will support including two health-related startups: SportsTech startup Nebula4 who integrates exercise and brain training as a standard workflow and Sneezz, providing allergy management at your fingertips.
- Numerikare reports how the CHU Charleroi is the first in Belgium able to monitor the temperature of blood samples during transport. Read their coverage in French or Dutch.
- Zorgwijzer magazine featured an interview (NL) with Vincent Dupont, project coordinator for the Belgian eGezondheid/e-Santé plan of the Federal government, who talks about the Personal Health Viewer which was launched last year.
- Het Belang van Limburg reports on the cardiac telemonitoring project (NL) of the Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg.
- Kanaal Z brought the story of Kwiekzilver (NL), a Belgian startup who created a platform to match request and demand for caregivers and those who need care.
- A team of scientists of KUL and VIB developed an algorithm to detect juvenile arthritis with 90% accuracy. Read all about it in Dutch.
- In the ASZ of Aalst VR is used to calm patients in the ER through the technology of Belgian VR Pioneer Oncomfort. Read the Numerikare report in French or Dutch.
- The Belgian health portal mijngezondheid/masanté extended its functionality: patients can now report adverse reactions. Read the Numerikare article here in Dutch or the coverage by the Dutch magazine ICT & health.
- Numerikare puts Digital Health startup EarlyTracks in the spotlight. Read the interview with their CEO here (French).
- AZ Maria Middelares in Gent uses AI in the radiology department to faster track critical medical cases (FR & NL).
- Building Healthcare for Tomorrow held its first conference with as topic Connected Health and hence a big focus on the looming digital shift in healthcare. Read the Numerikare report in Dutch or French.
- March marked the launch of the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Studies (S4AI), a great initiative by the CIUM medical student organization to prepare healthcare professionals and healthcare studies to optimally use digital technologies. Read more about it here (FR).
Did we miss something? Let us know!