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#EAPM – Regional backing for Commission plans on digital transformation in health care

#EAPM – Regional backing for Commission plans on digital transformation in health care

| September 20, 2018

A recent communication from the European Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market – empowering citizens and building a healthier society, has received a positive response from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Commission’s […]

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#EEAPM – Busy times ahead for the EU, while Health Committee rolls out its positions

#EEAPM – Busy times ahead for the EU, while Health Committee rolls out its positions

| September 19, 2018

Next year promises to be a ‘biggie’, even by the standards of the European Union, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Not only is the UK set to leave the bloc at the end of March 2019, but there is also the small matter of the European Parliament elections at the […]

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#HTA sails through #ENVI vote – but there may be trouble ahead…

#HTA sails through #ENVI vote – but there may be trouble ahead…

| September 17, 2018

It’s a brand new week – and last week was certainly an important one in terms of the discussion on the European Commission’s proposals on an EU-wide system, or joint action, on health technology assessment (HTA), writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Meeting on 13 September in Strasbourg, the European Parliament’s […]

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#EAPM – European Parliament ENVI committee gives a positive treatment to the Commission #HTA proposal – but what next?

#EAPM – European Parliament ENVI committee gives a positive treatment to the Commission #HTA proposal – but what next?

| September 14, 2018

It has taken 20 years to get here, but European citizens now stand on the threshold of benefiting from better – and more efficient – health care. On 13 September in Strasbourg, the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee (ENVI) voted to adopt a series of compromises, thrashed out in the past […]

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#EAPM – #Austria signs up for genome project and puts emphasis on digital health

#EAPM – #Austria signs up for genome project and puts emphasis on digital health

| September 12, 2018

Austria, the current holder of the rotating Presidency of the EU, has this week signed up to what began life as the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine’s (EAPM) MEGA initiative, joining those who signed a declaration in April.  MEGA stands for Million European Genomes Alliance and the welcome addition of Austria is the result of […]

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Getting back to work after a long sickness or injury

Getting back to work after a long sickness or injury

| September 11, 2018

Access to video  An ageing workforce and new occupational health risks mean long-term sickness absence is on the rise and MEPs want action to get people back to work. Long-term absence often leads to unemployment and to workers leaving the labour market permanently. More needs to be done to facilitate their return and to better […]

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#EAPM – Crucial time ahead for #HTA and access to new medicines

#EAPM – Crucial time ahead for #HTA and access to new medicines

| September 10, 2018

Ushering in a busy period, EU Informal Health Council meetings are being held today (10 September) and tomorrow in Vienna, under the Austrian Presidency, with access to innovative medicines and – by association – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) high on the agenda, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The European […]

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