"Navigator, the EHTEL Newsletter", highlights focal points of EHTEL's activities and a calendar of events. It is published two to four times a year with some flexibility i.e. depending on projects and events.
Looking forward to the Digital Health and Social Continuum: Digital Health is a reality around Europe. Innovative approaches extend the health and social continuum and open up new opportunities for all stakeholders. Actors around the globe re-iterate the truism of the high demands for IT-enabled healthcare coordination that stem from higher prevalence of chronic conditions in ageing societies. Improving outcomes, controlling costs and reducing disparities across populations have become economic and social imperatives around the world. Looking forward, societies must prepare themselves to the avalanche of health and social needs that a new generation may bring. We see forward thinkers cultivating new, integrated communities of care that share common goals centred on the patient - to understand the individual's context and their populations more holistically - to address not only clinical factors of illness, but to encompass the social determinants and life style choices that impact health outcomes. New, smarter systems of care are developing to create more sustainable, cost-effective approaches to optimising resources, individual health and community vitality. [..]"
eHealth: Looking ahead with EHTEL: "The context is exciting and challenging. Healthcare faces a decade of transformation where information will become the currency of change, underpinning the spectrum from global to local. Most of the debate will happen away from front-line care, but real progress will be achieved primarily at local level in clinical interaction with patients, in clinical process, in self-management and shared responsibilities. If information is the currency of change, then eHealth is one of the key enablers, as long as the key stakeholders can find ways to deploy its potential effectively. [..]"
E-hälsa bortom ”e” – EHTEL fyller tio år och ser framåt: "Genom utvecklingen av hälsoinformatiken har vi under det senaste årtiondet sett påtagliga förändringar i hur sjukvård bedrivs. eHälsa är idag en symbol för en modernisering av hälso- och sjukvården. Den stöder kvalitet i vården, patientens ställning, effektivitet och personalens arbetstillfredsställelse. Detta har inte hänt av sig självt, det handlar om en synergi mellan strategisk planering, politiskt engagemang och teknisk utveckling [..]"
Moving eHealth beyond the “e” – EHTEL celebrates its 10th Anniversary and looks ahead: "The past decade has been the witness of quite noticeable changes of health care by Health ICT. Nowadays, eHealth symbolises the modernisation of healthcare in support of quality of care, empowerment of patients, higher efficiency and also increased health professional job satisfaction. This has not happened by itself, rather a synergy of strategic plans, political commitments and technical developments was needed. [..]"
[standard edition] Momentum 2008: Kicking off collaboration for interoperable eHealth services across Europe. In summer 2008, the European Commission launched not only two new important policy papers but also two new projects relating to interoperability and cross-border eHealth services.
[standard edition] "Sustaining the quality of life and European health systems by innovative telehealthcare": Through the recently issued Briefing Paper “Sustainable Telemedicine: paradigms for future-proof healthcare” EHTEL provides a snapshot of the state of the art of European, national and regional level progress towards sustainable telemedicine services.
[fact sheet edition] "Better remote care by sustainable satellite-based telehealth": Being a partner in the project "Standard and Interoperable satellite solution to deploy HEALTH care services over Wide AREa (Healthware, 2005 – 2008) EHTEL highlights scenarios and practical experiences of telemedicine and telehealth services enabling better healthcare in remote areas.
[collector edition] "The eHealth focal point has been established": From late autumn 2003 on, a new Executive Board and a newly contracted management team started a modest overhaul of the Association and its presentation to the outer world. A "collector" edition of the EHTEL Navigator memorises some of the significant contributions and milestones.
[standard edition] "Improved Collaboration - A Challenge for Healthcare and an opportunity for eHealth": Besides providing background information for the eHealth Conference 2007 in Berlin this edition of the EHTEL Navigator highlights the subject of interprofessional communication and collaboration in the support of continuity of care - of course in the framework of eHealth.
[Special Edition] Focus on ePrescribing: "Improving healthcare and patient safety by interoperable ePrescribing services - Observations & Conclusions from the EHTEL International Conference ePrescribing & Medication Management in Ljubljana (Slovenia), June 2006
[standard edition] "eHealth – added value for the Care for Chronic Conditions": While ICT experts were informed about the tremendous raise of chronic conditions foreseen for the upcoming decade, health professionals understood that the eHealth services being recently implemented across Europe will be a useful tool to cope with their growing burdens of demands for cure and care.
[standard edition] "Borderless Communication for a Healthy Europe": As a follow-up to the successful 'eHealth Interoperability Workshop – the Government and Expert View' on 01.06.2004, the i2-health project has been defined and is receiving funding from the eTEN programme of the European Commission. It is supporting high level health policy goals.
For reference the EHTEL newsletters "The Navigator" for the year 2004 are available for download