What happened in the Belgian Digital Health space in the first month of the 20’s? Let’s find out!
Beginning of January CES took place, the renowned Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Numerikare reported (FR) on the Walloon Digital Health presence at this global stage for innovation.
In January a new investment funds focusing on medtech and data saw the light: HERAN partners targeting a first fund of €65M. Read the Dutch article from De Tijd here.
Flanders invests €16M in 4 projects focussing on personalised medicine. You can find out here (NL) which 4 projects are aiming to move the needle in this field.
The Antwerp GZA & ZNA hospital network has chosen the Dutch Chipsoft HiX as the EHR software for their shared Electronic Health Record. Both hospital groups, which form the biggest Belgian hospital network together, see this as a crucial step in their further collaboration. Read the press release here (NL).
About 1500 doctors gave their input for the eHealthMonitor survey. The second phase of this research on the use of Digital Health technologies will focus on more qualitative feedback through user sessions. Read more about it in Dutch or French.
Lots of commotion this month on a crash of the Belgium eHealth platform the 27th of January. In a nutshell, most affected actors demand a stable platform before adding extra functionality on top of the existing platform. Amongst those actors are Domus Medica (NL/FR), BVAS/ABSyM (NL/FR) and the SSMG, GBO and APB (FR).
VRT NWS addressed how technology could change our health in 2030 and asked Cardiologist Pieter Vandervoort about the impact of Digital Health tools and apps. Read the the report here (NL).
Flemish newspaper De Morgen reported (NL) that social insurance physicians can look into the medical record of patients. The medical history of the patient could then potentially be used to dispute the reimbursement. This triggered some reactions from the healthcare community including a reaction from the Réseau Santé Wallon (FR), one from the Vlaams Patiëntenplatform (NL) and from the Ligue des Usagers des Services de Santé (FR).
A new online tool is helping caregivers to support them in the organization of care. Read all about this initiative from KU Leuven, Ons Zorgnetwerk en Cera de ‘Keuzewijzer’ here (NL).
FarmaFlux featured a nice series on Cybersecurity and Privacy in Healthcare:
Sociaal.net wrote about the (potential) role of Digital Health for mental health. You can read the article in Dutch here.
Kom op tegen Kanker made an overview of useful and effective Digital Health apps with a focus on apps with Dutch language support. Have a look at their initiative here (NL).
In Charleroi digital tools are used to reinforce communication between primary care physicians and nurses. Read how they are improving collaboration here (FR).
Tom Van Daele, head of the expertise unit Psychology, Technology & Society at Thomas More, wrote in Artsenkrant about your online privacy related to accessing healthcare information. Read the article here (NL).
Tom Braekeleirs, Director of the BlueHealth Innovation Center, sheds his light on the reimbursement of Digital Health apps in Knack. Read the Dutch article here.
Numerikare reports on the advice from the Orde/Ordre on how to deal with online comments by patients. Read their guidelines here (FR).
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