Our world is so hugely influenced by technologies – how we communicate, how we entertain ourselves, shop, bank, read, campaign, vote, and even how we exercise. And technology is fundamentally changing the healthcare industry.
The European Commission has published its long awaited Action Plan on Retail Financial Services. The paper sets out 12 policy actions that the Commission is tackling over the next two years in the area of retail financial services, with the objective of increasing transparency in cross-border relations, removing regulatory obstacles for businesses and enhancing digital innovation.
There is nothing new about the term “fake news”, the shiny new buzz word for this year. The expression first started floating around last year when Facebook came under scrutiny for publishing unverified content and “fake” news stories.
Socrates once said: “Wisdom begins in wonder”. This is particularly true in health and medical matters. Research and development is essential to the discovery of new treatments and medicines. One area I want to explore, however, is the role of patient involvement in medical services design and implementation.
The European Commission has published its long awaited proposal on the revision of EU comitology rules. But what has prompted the Commission to propose the changes and what impact will they have on EU decision making?
Dieselgate, the controversy surrounding the falsification of emission measurements of diesel vehicles with the use of defeat software, continues to make waves on both sides of the Atlantic.