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[EHTEL Members' Update: May 2014 - event report] EHTEL and its project partners left an impressive footprint at eHealth Week 2014 in Athens

Mid May 2014 in Athens: EHTEL and its project parters (Antilope, ENGAGED, MOMENTUM, SUSTAINS, United4Health ... ) left an impressive footprint at the eHealth Forum 2014 in Athens.


Dear EHTEL Member and Colleague,

This year's EU High-Level eHealth conference, i.e. the eHealth Forum 2014 in Athens (12 - 14 May 2014) has been a nice success for everyone concerned. Visit to follow up the proceedings via press releases and the daily newsletters of the organisers.

Many meetings and events have been affiliated, most notably also the 5th meeting of the Art. 14 eHealth Network: Please check back at the website of the eHealth Governance Initiative - - and the DG SANCO eHN subpage at to learn more on the eHealth Network's conclusions and next steps.

Image: Panellists at EHTEL Thought Leader Evening Event - 13 May 2014 - Royal Olympic Roof Garden

However, one of the most rewarding events has been EHTEL's Thought Leader event "Leading Service Innovation in Health and Care" in  the evening of 13 May 2014 at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens. Our President, Professor George Crooks, welcomed executive leaders in health and welfare, namely (cf. embedded picture - from left to right): Theodore Vontetsianos, Sotiria General Chest Diseases Hospital of Athens; Alex Neil, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing; Petra Wilson, General Secretary, International Diabetes Foundation; John Crawford, IBM and Christina Wanscher, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark). Our panellists focused in their contributions on meaningful responses to the challenges of recent health statistics: The message was the need for a reform in health and social care that can involve a more extensive use of technology. Through the figures quoted, the expert attendees began to formulate new ideas for the future. Tackling chronic conditions - chief among them diabetes - was often the lens through which the organisational and technological challenges lying ahead were seen throughout the evening. The exceptional event - including a dinner with the splendid view to nearby Acropolis - was kindly supported  by NHS24 Scotland and IBM.

Please use the links below the follow-up on other events with EHTEL involvement.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some of our messages in the framework of the daily eHealth Forum Newsletter.

We hope you find this information useful and look forward to any feedback you may have.

Kindest regards,
The EHTEL Team

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