The European Connected Health Alliance is the trusted connector in healthcare; we bring people, organisations, needs and solutions together. We are a Community Interest Company (not-for-profit) registered in Northern Ireland. ECHAlliance exists to facilitate multi-stakeholder connections, to create and strengthen partnerships committed to driving sustainable change, in the quality and efficiency of health and social care.
With over 15,000 connections across Europe, North America and China, we are a powerful international force for change, whose combined knowledge, expertise and connections can speed up progress. We work through our International Network of Permanent Ecosystems, an unparalleled network connecting more than 25 multi-sector Ecosystems, each of which brings together a community of stakeholders interested in developing a joint health agenda, relevant to their respective country or region.

Our primary functions are:

  • Promotion of connected health – to provide leadership, education and focus supporting European and global implementation of connected health technologies.
  • Development of connected health capabilities – to secure and engage in collaborative R&D.
  • Participant and member support – to support the strategic and tactical marketing and business development needs of ECHAlliance members.
  • Education – to develop and provide educational opportunities, in support of broad scale deployments connected health.

As part of our drive to achieve these primary functions ECHAlliance developed a range of inter-Ecosystem working groups focusing on priority areas highlighted through the network. Medicines Optimisation was identified as a priority area for many Ecosystems and we launched the Medicines Optimisation Working Group (MOWG) in October 2015.  We are delighted that Professor Michael Scott, Director of the Northern Ireland Health Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) will Chair this international group. MOWG acts as a forum to test thinking, share best practice and provide advice on developments; we will work with MOIC as part of the network to support combined knowledge and expertise to propel progress.
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