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EHTEL 2017 Symposium Going all digital - Making it happen for health

The 8th yearly EHTEL Symposium 2017 has been inspired by EHTEL's championship for the Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society. The event comprised the EHTEL Communities' day (15 March - EHTEL premises) and the EHTEL Symposium Plenary Day (16 March) hosted by EESC, at Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels - Belgium. Find here below all documents shared for the Symposium, i.e. the final agenda and presentation of the public plenary day as well as some presentations from the EHTEL Community Day.

Schedule and Programme of the EHTEL 2017 Symposium "Going all digital - Making it happen for health"

The 8th yearly EHTEL Symposium convened the European eHealth community - health policy leaders, strategic EU projects and initiatives, NGOs, industrialists and more stakeholders. The 2017 Event has been inspired by EHTEL's championship for the Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society. Also, the Digital Single Market objective "Digital first" provided perspectives around digital innovations and the transformation of care. Access here the final agenda of the EHTEL Symposium Plenary Day (16 March) hosted by EESC, at Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels - Belgium. Guiding principles for the 2017 programme have been to >> Safeguard the quality of the transformation towards "all digital"; >> Co-create with the community and the whole work force in the design of services; >> Make standardisation meaningful for age-friendly environments and health care; >> Foster digital skills in all health related professions to enable innovation and >> Make the EC Digital Innovation Blueprint into a living document.

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Session PD2 - Promises of Data-Driven Health and Care - Smart Routes to Patient Safety and Quality

Promises of Data-Driven Health and Care - Smart Routes to Patient Safety and Qualityhas been chaired by John Crawford, President, EHTEL and IBM Europe; EHR-based approaches to Clinical Workflow Optimisation by Patricia Wynn, The Advisory Board Company, United Kingdom; Driving Integrated Care with Data from Health and Social Care by Rachelle Kaye, Assuta Medical Centers, Israel; Governance for the Many Uses of EHR Data by Päivi Hämäläinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare – THL, Finland; Update on Population Health Management – Focus on Primary Care by Angus McCann, Healthcare Specialist, IBM Europe

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Session PD3 - Organisational and Change Management Models for Data Driven Healthcare

The session "Organisational and Change Management Models for Data Driven Healthcare" has been chaired by Agneta Granström, Norrbotten and consisted of these presentations: Change Management Principles Towards "Digital First" in Health and Social Care by Cristina Bescos, EIP on AHA B3 Action Group Integrated Care, Philips Healthcare, Germany; Lessons Learned from Implementing Change in the Field: Use Cases and Success Factors Population Health in Practice - Providing Integrated Care and Prevention to a Region by Jan Van Emelen, optimedis Belgium; Smart Waiting List Management for Pain Therapy in the Basque Country Enrique Bárez Hernandez, Osakidetza, Integrated Org. Araba, Basque Country, Spain

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Session PD4 - Digital Health: Innovate while Standardising or Standardising while Innovating?

The session "Digital Health: Innovate while Standardising or Standardising while Innovating?" has been chaired by Mário Romão; PCHA / Intel Corporation. Impulse Statement: How to Move Best to Data Driven Innovations in Health Care by Robert Vander Stichele, GP and Dep. of Pharmacology, Ghent University, Belgium; Impulse Statement: Innovation pre-empts Standardisation – The FHIR experience by Catherine Chronaki, HL7 International Foundation, European Office, Brussels, Belgium; Impulse Statement: Standards Enable Innovation by Michael Strübin, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Europe, Brussels, Belgium

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Session PD5 - Co-Creation of Innovative Services as an Enabler of Co-Creation of Health

The session Co-Creation of Innovative Services as an Enabler of Co-Creation of Health was chaired by Hanneke Fischer, Abbott, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Silver Sponsor): Co-Creation in Design of Innovative Services in the United Kingdom by Victoria Betton, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK; Co-Creation of Innovative Health and Social Care Services in Denmark by Iben Kromann Dalborg, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

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Session PD6 - Putting Digital Health to Work - Digital Skills for the Health Work Force

The session Putting Digital Health to Work - Digital Skills for the Health Work Force was chaired by Chair: Rachelle Blake, Omnimicro & EU*US eHealth Work; Lessons Learned on Embedding Digital Skills in Medical Professions’ Curricula by Jarmo Reponen, FINNTELEMEDICUM and Raahe Hospital, University of Oulu, Finland; Virtual Learning Environments to enable an eHealth Workforce [Video Presence] by Toria Shaw, TIGER Initiative and HIMSS North America, USA and Understanding Global Needs for Digital Skills in Health Related Professions Johannes Thye, University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany and Stephan Schug (presenter), EHTEL, Brussels, Belgium

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Agenda of the EHTEL Innovation Initiative Meeting within the EHTEL Community Day @ EHTEL 2017 Symposium

The first part focused on the service readiness levels model developed by the EHTEL Innovation Initiative: **Some latest examples of concrete digital innovations that are using the EHTEL Innovation Initiative model and its concepts to explore their initiatives. ** End-users’ comments on how they can be more effectively involved in getting services ready for scale-up and innovation. ** Initial reflections on how similarities and differences between the service readiness levels and technological readiness levels can be articulated. Second Part: More tools are needed to help people understand how to move towards sustainable health and care systems, and support implementation, scalability, and transfer of integrated care solutions in Europe. This part of the day looked at: ** Another well-developed tool – the SCIROCCO maturity model tool – that supports scale-up in service innovation and is being used in several regions in the Union. Working Group members will hear how SCIROCCO partners have applied the tool – developing appropriate radar diagrams, and then reflect on how the tool could be useful to their own innovation initiatives. **The Blueprint on Digital transformation of Health and Care and how can the Innovation Initiative contribute to its action plan.

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Presentations of Part II (Scirocco) of the EHTEL Innovation Initiative Meeting within the EHTEL Community Day @ EHTEL 2017 Symposium

Workshop “New ways of looking at digital innovation: The SCIROCCO example” as part of the EHTEL Innovation Initiative meeting within the EHTEL Communities Day @ Symposium 2017. The workshop provided detailed insight into the development and use of SCIROCCO online tool and demonstrated the practical experience of European regions with applying the tool to assess the maturity of their national and regional integrated care practices. Regions in focus were Norrbotten (Sweden), Basque Country (Spain) and Puglia (Italy).

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Agenda of the EHTEL/ELO Network Meeting within the EHTEL Community Day @ EHTEL 2017 Symposium

The EHTEL/ELO Network is recognised as a Stakeholder Group within EHTEL. Its core membership is constituted by non-for-profit organisations focusing on National/Regional eHealth coordination, supervision and deployment, typically endorsed by a mandate of healthcare or governmental authorities. These organisations are referenced as "competence centres" in the ELO context. **The EHTEL/ELO Vision is to improve health and social care through meaningful eHealth services enabled by secure and interoperable eHealth infrastructures. ** The EHTEL/ELO Mission is to be a collaboration platform that enables its members to observe, analyse and discuss what is happening at eHealth deployment and operation level, including e.g. to ++Share information on eHealth proceedings on Regional, National and European level, ++Focus on jointly agreed topics, with an emphasis on Europe-wide interoperability. ++ Identify and elaborate common challenges and to voice Common Positions vis-à-vis the European Commission and other audiences at the European level. ELO 1: Round table / eHealth in Belgium; ELO 2: CEF eHealth / JAseHN / Semantic Interoperability / EU*US eHealth Work (eSkills for Health Professionals)

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