Informal care

Informal care is a form of care that is provided often by family and friends and it is unpaid.  More care is provided informally than it is formally. The informal care system can be seen as a hidden healthcare system and it is difficult to obtain data about it. With a growing senior population, there…

personalized care

A 2018 trend: The development of personalized care

Personalized care and integrating precision medicine into our healthcare system is a rising trend. Not just for 2018, but also for more years to come, this development will impact the healthcare industry heavily. There are a few breakthroughs in healthcare that guide us to a more patient centered system. Doctor´s visits are often replaced by…

Age discrimination

Age discrimination

We speak of age discrimination or ageism when you are discriminated because: You are (or are not) a certain age or in a certain age group Someone thinks you are (or are not) a specific age or age group. This is known as discrimination by perception You are connected to someone of a specific age…

Ageing in different parts of the world

Ageing in different parts of the world

We have written before about an ageing population, especially about the ageing population in the Netherlands. Now it is time to write about ageing in different parts of the world. Since not only the Dutch or European population is ageing, but the whole world population, in varying degrees, is showing signs of ageing. In general,…

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

EIP on AHA What is it? The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) was launched by the European commission concerning innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy ageing. A European innovation partnership in general is a partnership for strengthening EU research and innovation. Such partnerships bring…

The new privacy legislation in The Netherlands

The new privacy legislation in The Netherlands and the impact on the healthcare industry

As from the 25th of May, the new privacy legislation in The Netherlands is introduced (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming, AVG). As from that moment, general privacy legislation is active in the entire European union, which is called the general data protection regulation (GDPR). AVG explained in short Based on AVG, companies can gather personal information based…

Ageing population and changing healthcare demand in the Netherlands

We are experiencing an ageing population and changing healthcare demand in the Netherlands. The Dutch population is growing older. Not only absolute but also relative because the Dutch population is not only getting older but also experiences a decrease in young adults and births. The group of people that are in need of care is…

project safe-ech

Project SAFE-ECH – Technology

The project SAFE-ECH is a new Iseco project, the Spanish division of Foston. Iseco is in cooperation with the two partner companies Solimar and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The goal of the project is to develop and implement a monitoring and controlling system for the supervision of care institutions. Safety, health and comfort for…

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International Nurses Day

The 12th of May is International Nurses Day. Every year at this date we commemorate the crucial role that caregivers play in modern society. There will be activities within many caring institutions this day. Nurses and care givers will show how passionate they are about healthcare and well-being. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) determines…

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Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Business Intelligence (BI) ensures that the right information at the right time reaches the right people. How does this work for the healthcare environment? Business Intelligence Definition Business Intelligence (BI) is the on-going process which allows organizations to collect and record data in a targeted manner. As a result, organisations can analyse and use this information…