EU4Health 2021-2027: a vision for a healthier European Union

EU4Health is the EU's ambitious response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a major impact on medical and healthcare personnel, patients and health systems in Europe. The new EU4Health program will go beyond crisis response to address the resilience of European health systems. The program, established by Regulation (EU) 2021/522, will provide funding to eligible entities, [...]

Usability in medical technology development – the key to success

The importance of usability in medical technology has greatly increased due to the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR). A user-oriented product development is a core factor for successful medical products in increasingly complex clinical processes and workflows. That is why the regulations should be seen as an opportunity to shape innovation processes in line with the market [...]

Using VR glasses to diagnose rare conditions

Young junior doctors will receive better training in detecting and treating rare diseases. The key is virtual emergency rooms.This is much better than anything else I have tried, says Maryam Amith. She recently graduated from medical school, and is currently working as a junior doctor at Stavanger University Hospital.Amith is wearing VR glasses. She moves around in an [...]

Simulate to boost real empathy

Healthcare professionals involved in patient-related adverse events or medical errors may experience emotional distress. This emotional state, sometimes controversially termed “second victim”, has varying levels of intensity, symptoms, and duration depending on different factors. In most cases, professionals tend to seek emotional help from colleagues, often referred to as peer-responders. Although this is a frequent situation (almost [...]

SAFETY project at the Italian SIMMED2021 workshop

The Italian SAFETY team from the University of Foggia has participated to the national event "SIMMED2021" organized by the Società Italiana SIMulazione in MEDicina (SIMMED). Professor Lucia Mirabella and Dr. Fedele Colantuono participated on 22-23 June 2021 in the session dedicated to Simulation labs, to share the SKILL Lab at UniFg main experiences and SAFETY project with [...]

Virtual Patients help healthcare professionals be ready for COVID-19 vaccination process

All healthcare professionals involved in the COVID-19 vaccination process must have the appropriate knowledge and skills to safely and clearly ensure the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 Vaccination Course developed by Body Interact - virtual patient simulator created by Take The Wind (TTW) - in partnership with the International and Portuguese Red Cross organization arises from [...]

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