Let’s have a look at the key events in the Belgian Digital Health scene in October.
Belgian Digital Health and imaging company Icometrix was featured (EN) as one of the 150 Digital Health startups worldwide redefining the healthcare industry. Bravo! Icometrix was as well featured in a Standaard article (NL)
Belgian company Helicus carried out, in collaboration with its partners, the first urban drone flight between Belgian hospitals Sint-Augustinus and UZA. Watch the video report of the flight here (NL).
Pulsify Medical a digital medical technology company focused on the development of wearable ultrasound patches, announced the first closing of its seed funding round, raising € 2.6 million euro. Read the press release here (EN)
Startup Sneezz won the Happy Aging Innovation award during the Happy Aging Day. Read more about how it unfolded here (NL).
Startup Kantify reports that together with ULB university they made a breakthrough in the prediction of Atrial Fibrillation. Read what’s behind it in Dutch or French.
Ziekenhuis Geel chose ChipSoft as their new EMR/EHR software as reported in this Dutch press release.
UPC KU Leuven and Imec have reached an agreement to be work closely together on the use of technology such as wearables within psychiatric care (NL/FR).
There’s no month in Belgian Digital Health without VR! The GZA Sint-Augustinus started with virtual maternity tours to get soon to be parents informed about what will happen when giving birth in the hospital. Read the Numerikare article to find out more (NL/FR).
Another VR story comes from the AZ Damiaan hospital using drone footage to relax patients (NL/FR).
AZ Maria Middelares is using a robot arm together with gamification to support the upper limb revalidation process (NL/FR).
UZ Gent introduced a MR simulation for children to lower the barrier when they need to undergo a real MRI scan. Watch the video here (NL).
October was the month where the Belgian eHealthMonitor was launched as can be read in the press release (NL/FR) from Maggie De Block. The monitor is a survey asking healthcare professionals and citizens what they expect from Belgian eHealth (or should we rather say #BeHealth? ;-)) The perfect opportunity to have your voice heard when it comes to Digital Health! So go on and fill in the survey here: http://www.ehealthmonitor.be/.
Minister of Public Health Maggie De Block reports a peak in the number of doctors sending prescriptions digitally: 5,3 Million in September 2019. Read more about it in the press release in Dutch or French.
Belgian healthcare futurist and CEO of Healthskouts Koen Kas will be carrying out scientific research for the University of Gent. Professor Kas has been assigned to lead the research in the areas of Digital Health, Health Technology, Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers. Read more about it in the Dutch or French Numerikare articles. Koen Kas is as well starring in the HealthHouse experience movie, check it out here!
In Liège, the renowned Patient Numerique conference took place. Read a report about the event here (FR).
FarmaFlux asked Katleen Gabriels, Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology, about the ethics of technology in and outside healthcare. A worthwhile read (NL/FR).
VRTNWS featured an interesting longread (NL) one the use of wearable technology to help us cope with stress.
Think Pink launched an app to improve the conversation between patients with breast cancer and their doctors. Numerikare tells you more about the app (FR/NL).
Another app was launched by the Belgian Cardiologic league which helps in locating AEDs in Belgium (FR/NL).
The “Ordre des médecins”/”Orde der artsen” has given the green light for teleconsults in some circumstances and given certain strict criteria. You can carefully read more about it in this article of De Specialist (NL) and Numerikare (FR).
Flemish Bloovi published an article (NL) on the 6 rules for Digital Health startups. An English version can be found here.
Belgian Digital Health expert Bart Collet from In4Care has made his staggering 200 slide presentation about the Artificial Intelligence in healthcare available for download here.
Numerikare zoomed in (NL/FR) on the 2019 Digital Barometer of Wallonia pointing out 8% of Walloons uses connected tools to monitor their health.
Belgian-born Isabel Van de Keere and her company Immersive Rehab are featured in the arctile about of 12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s from TIME magazine.
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