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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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working healthbusiness
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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Sofie Staelraeve

Most read on dashplus in 2018

dashplus is a relatively new blog for healthcare entrepreneurs and people working in the health business. If you’re a member of our newsletter community, you’ll be familiar with many of the posts on this website. But maybe you’ve lost an article you loved? Or you want to know what others liked in 2018? I’ve made

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5 must read books for health innovators
Sofie Staelraeve

5 must-read books for health innovators

As the end of the year and Christmas holidays are near, you might be having some extra time to sit back and relax and maybe explore new reading stuff. I’ve selected 5 must-read books for health innovators. These basic 5 will definitely inspire you and will become part of your basic work library.  I still use

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#startup
Sofie Staelraeve

10 European women’s health startups and scaleups to watch

FemTech entrepreneurs are a small but growing and booming group of HealthTech startups and scale-ups worldwide. What is FemTech? They are specifically engaged in building digital health solutions to female health needs: reproductive health pregnancy & nursing care pelvic and uterine healthcare general healthcare and wellness 2018 breaktrough year in Europe Already 2% of European

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what are nudges and why are they useful in health?
Sofie Staelraeve

What are nudges and why are they useful in health?

Nudges, little pushes in the back, are very useful in health care. They make health prevention fun and educational. And they offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs in all subsectors of health. So there are good reasons to dedicate this post to nudges. What are nudges and where does that funny word come from? Nudges are

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cheatsheet
Sofie Staelraeve

cheat sheet for a bold health prevention policy

If you are a local policy-maker, then a healthy city is definitely at the top of your priority list. But how do you set up a bold and innovative health policy? Here are some principles and examples you can follow∗. If you want to know more about such an approach, also get inspired by this

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