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Sofie Staelraeve

The invasion of the health coaches?

Preventive care needs certified health coaches Recently, I was at the official launch of the Flemish Association of Health Coaches (VVGC) in Bruges. Over 200 people gathered to listen to the purpose and ambitions of the professional association: they want to train, certify and support preventive health coaches. This way, VVGC wants to guarantee quality

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Sofie Staelraeve

Are you a pioneer in dementia care?

MemoryHome is a new platform for dementia care that brings communication and future back to the lives of people with dementia- and to their caregivers. Whereas dementia (in all its forms) all too often is linked to losing possibilities (memories, communication, ..), MemoryHome starts from what IS still possible. MemoryHome is an integrated and blended

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Public relations in the healthcare industry
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Sofie Staelraeve

Partena partners with Emma health to keep people healthy and independent  

Belgian public health insurer Partena has launched a partnership with preventive health start-up Emma health to keep Belgians as healthy as possible. Anyone starting an Emma-account before June 25  can use the screening and AI-based guidance of Emma health for 1 year entirely for free. You don’t have to be a Partena-member. Based on a

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Sofie Staelraeve

WHY are you a healthcare innovator?

Every healthcare entrepreneur makes a journey. If you start to innovate in health, you will definitely have to go through 5 basic steps and decide upon them.  The first step is to answer this question: what is your mission? WHY are you a healthcare innovator? Try to answer this even before you make a product

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10 european conferences
Sofie Staelraeve

10 European conferences for health entrepreneurs in 2019

There are many many conferences and events on health innovations all over the world. It might be a difficult job to find which one is specifically interesting for you. I’ve selected 10 European health conferences (+ 1 extra) you should not miss as a health entrepreneur.  They are: organised in Europe, so easy and affordable

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Sofie Staelraeve

Visit your doctor online? This is how it’s arranged in France

At first sight, patients having online consultations with a GP or another health professional should be obvious in 2019. But make no mistake. Teleconsultations are becoming commonplace in the USA, Latin America and Asia already for some years now. But up till now, only a few European countries reimburse teleconsultations, thus making it a ‘normal’

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Sofie Staelraeve

First 4 validated health apps in Belgium

Congrats to Airview, Remecare, Fibricheck and Move Up! They are the first 4 validated health apps by the Belgian government.  According to the mobile health validation pyramid, these mobile applications are CE-marked and are compliant with medical devices rules. They also are GDPR-compliant (level 1). We can expect them to be the first in row to get

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Headstart call EIT Health
Sofie Staelraeve

50K€ grant opportunity: EIT Health HeadStart

The European EIT health program has opened its headstart call for incorporated startups to get funding and support. So if you are looking for extra funding, a great European network and support, this is your shot! I can really recommend joining this call. Since 2 years I’m a member of the EIT health jury and

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Sofie Staelraeve

The healthcare workforce is changing

The amount of people working in the healthcare sector keeps on growing. But the profile of this workforce is changing: it’s more feminine and there’s a shift towards independent and freelance workers going on. Are you one of those people working in healthcare? And if so: what is your working situation? Do you fly solo

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