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EHTEL 2012 Symposium - Fact not Fiction: The future of eHealth is already here

The waiting is over. We find much of what is considered future health already being implemented in many healthcare systems around Europe. Telehealth is often integrated in home care as is telemedicine integrated in clinical routines e.g. for stroke. Everyone in healthcare uses some digital communication. Yet while the tools are there, many conceptual, legal, organisational and educational challenges remain.

  • EHTEL Yearly eHealth Symposium
When Dec 06, 2012 09:00 AM to
Dec 07, 2012 03:30 PM
Where European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels
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To be prepared for those challenges, at this 2012 Symposium, participants will jointly learn and debate about citizen-centric concepts like the Digital Health Continuum and the coproduction of health. This Symposium outlines the strategies and tactics that stakeholders can use to face today's situation, and to do this in a way that is radically different from 2-3 years ago. The current fact is the old fiction. This is also reflected in the programme layout: Four break-out sessions will provide participants with first hand reports and interactivity on lessons learned.

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We will discuss with the main actors – who make things happen – questions like:

  • How to scale up these services and applications?
  • How to encourage their use by a wider range of ages of the population?
  • How to integrate them in various local, regional and national health systems?
  • How to link up their use between citizens and their doctors?
  • How to establish health strategies and sustainable financing principles for the digital age?
  • How can we put all this into an complete framework that is attractive to and understandable to all the stakeholders?
  • How can we help each other, in our different roles and positions in the health system, to see the complete picture?

For the technology to deliver value in health care, redesigning the future is now imperative. It means creating new processes, liberating the data, and delivering more health value. As part of this momentum, citizens and patients want access their own health records. They want to understand their condition and become an active partner in medical decisions. As a featured theme we will investigate how Health Apps offer a convenient platform in support of health literacy and prevention and are likewise an easy accessible source for serious clinical information that can be used at the point of care by all health professionals.

Day 1 will be concluded by a EHTELconnect networking agora and a Networking Dinner.
Day 2 and the symposium will be concluded by a Panel on Redesigning Health in Europe for 2020
and extended Closing Session with an EHTEL Declaration for Health 2020.

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