Health

Interim evaluation of the Rational Pharmacotherapy (GGG-) Programme

In the quest to improve healthcare, new and innovative medicines garner a lot of attention, but making better use of existing medicines is just as important. This can, for instance, mean understanding better which patients benefit from a particular treatment or tackling problems with adherence to medication. This field is known as rational pharmacotherapy. In…

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Evidence on mechanisms and tools for use of health information for decision-making

The World Health Assembly in 2005 urged Member States to establish or strengthen knowledge transfer mechanisms to support evidence-informed health policies and health care delivery. The European Health Information Initiative was set up to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region. While good-quality health information is a key component for…

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The impact of collaboration: the value of UK medical research to EU science and health

The UK has a strong medical research community; the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) can therefore be expected to have implications not only for the UK, but also for EU science and health. To better understand the UK’s contribution to medical research and patient health in the EU, a new study was commissioned…

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Mid-term evaluation of the second Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC2)

Technopolis recently completed its evaluation of the Global Health and Vaccination (GLOBVAC) research programme for the Research Council of Norway. Each year, the GLOBVAC research programme awards approximately €13 million in funding to research seeking to improve health for poor people in low and lower-middle income countries. The largest contributor is the Norwegian Agency for Development…

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Evaluative study on the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive

In 2011, the Cross-border Healthcare Directive introduced a general framework to clarify patients’ rights with regard to accessing cross-border healthcare provision; guarantee the safety, quality and efficiency of care that they will receive in another EU Member State; and promote cooperation between Member States on healthcare matters. Member States had to pass their national laws…

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A Mapping of Smart Ageing Activity in Ireland and An Assessment of the Potential Smart Ageing Opportunity Areas

The Action Plan for Jobs 2014 identified Smart Ageing as a sectoral opportunity for economic growth and jobs for Ireland. As part of the Action Plan, the Government committed to map the current economic and social activity in Ireland, to identify relevant assets and strengths and to identify the enterprise and job creation potential for…

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Businesscase alternative approaches for animal testing

In 2010 a working group with expert developed a business case for alternative approaches for animal testing. The business case comprises three scenarios. The Dutch Parliament required a substantiation of the three scenarios. On behalf of ZonMw and the Ministry of Economic Affairs Technopolis collect quantitative and qualitative data about the three scenarios. A wide…

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Conference personalised cure and care

DG Regio and the Flemish government are organising a high level conference on Smart Specialisation. One workshop within that conference is on Healthy Ageing, in particular personalised care and cure. Technopolis helps DG Regio and Flanders to organise the workshop, write a scoping paper, present this at the conference and draw the main conclusions from…

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