Testimonials

What does it mean to be an EHTEL member? What can you get out of being part of our network? 

We have collected testimonials from our Members to give you an idea of what is it like to be part of EHTEL and how their participation in our network improved their work. Each of the Board members agreed to answer questions about why their organisation joined EHTEL, and what benefits their organisations gain from EHTEL membership. Let's give them the floor!

 

Simona Abbro

Siri Bjørvig 

Matteo Antonio Melideo 

Josuè Sallent  

Mette Atipei Craggs 

Gustav Söderlund 

Peter Cuipers 

Janne Rasmussen 

 

 
Simona Abbro
Senior Director Marketing Communications and PR 
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre) - Italy
 
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“UPMC joined EHTEL to take an active part in a European network of stakeholders working on eHealth, Digital Health and healthcare in general. As a member of EHTEL, UPMC meets and interacts with other key stakeholders at the European level. Through EHTEL, we actively participate in European calls and projects. Membership helps us to develop new ideas on present and future projects; and look for concrete outcomes in the healthcare and digital sectors in the European community and beyond. UPMC also benefits from the training, workshops and conferences carried out by EHTEL.” 

 

 
Siri Bjørvig
Director Personal eHealth
Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research (NSE) – Norway
 
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“The Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research joined EHTEL to be a part of one of the most important eHealth communities in Europe. EHTEL supports all stakeholders in their interests and engagement in eHealth. It does so by providing first-hand insight and information about what drives key eHealth policies, frameworks, and deployment in Europe. Collaborating in the EHTEL network offers us value, access to new knowledge, and the opportunity to find new partners for future projects.” 

 

 
Matteo Antonio Melideo
Head of IT Systems for Health Research Unit
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica - ITALY

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“Engineering Ingegneria Informatica has been a member of EHTEL for many years now. The reason it decided to join was to enlarge the network of contacts and partnerships it has in the healthcare sector in Europe. Being a member of EHTEL has given Engineering the possibility to increase its visibility in competencies and skills beyond Italy’s national borders. Engineering wants to try to influence healthcare strategies at European level and benefit from a potential network of contacts that promotes and participates in European Union initiatives." 
 

 

Josuè Sallent
CEO at Fundació TIC Salut Social
Fundació TIC Salut Social – ES

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“As part of the Catalan Ministry of Health, we promote the development and use of ICT and networking in health. One of our goals is to become a leader in the health and social sector, driving innovation in the use of ICT as a tool for the transformation of healthcare models. Being involved in such a solid networking group as EHTEL brings us the opportunity to grow worldwide. Being part of the EHTEL network has involved us in working with a wide network of high-level international contacts. As a result, our organisation has gained greater visibility. TIC Salut Social has been busy sharing projects, visions, and knowledge with other organisations working in the social and health sectors.”  

 


 

Mette Atipei Craggs
Specialist EU Advisor
University Hospital of Odense - Denmark

 
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“Odense University Hospital joined EHTEL in 2008, at a time when my organisation started to have a more strategic approach to health innovation in an international context. EHTEL represented an important, suitable, network that could support these efforts. Joining EHTEL, the hospital has benefited from countless collaborations and projects that have contributed to enhancing and developing our efforts in health IT and innovation. It also gained access to a large and diverse network of collaboration partners and to a world of knowledge in the field that would otherwise have been unreachable for us. Furthermore, EHTEL has represented a contact point with the European Commission (EC), giving us the possibility to learn about its interests and wishes and to have our perspectives presented to the EC, in order to pave the way for new collaboration and innovation projects.”

 

Gustav Söderlund,
Digital Health Strategist - Region Norrbotten, Sweden

 
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“For us in Norrbotten – as a sparsely populated region in the northern periphery of Europe – eHealth is a fundamental component in care provision. Norrbotten has the ambition to learn and be inspired by the best. Being a member of EHTEL has enabled us not only to understand but also to be updated on the current European developments in the field. EHTEL’s multi-stakeholder nature has also provided us with a greater network of partners to learn from and collaborate with in joint activities and projects. Lastly, the thought leadership available through EHTEL ensures that we choose the right strategic priorities moving forward.”  

 


 
Peter Cuipers
Leader Alliances and Ecosystems Healthcare Europe
IBM, Switzerland
 
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“IBM has been an industry member of EHTEL for a lot of years. It has always been a great, neutral, platform to meet and work with healthcare professionals from across Europe. It is a place to meet many other types of stakeholders too. EHTEL enables us in IBM to work on the right kinds of issues – e.g., Europeans working together to improve health and care through digital; building ecosystems; exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning. In EHTEL, we don’t feel limited by the constraints of politics or technology. In a trusted environment, we exchange effective ideas and actions on initiatives and projects, current and upcoming.”  

 

 

Janne Rasmussen,
Consultant – MedCom, Denmark

 
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“While Denmark is at a very mature stage in terms of the digitisation of health and public services, we still strive to improve our health and social services and explore the possibilities offered by new technologies. For inspiration, we look to other parts of Europe. Through EHTEL, we have access to a dedicated network of organisations and people who can all teach us something and help us to further develop our services. The strength of EHTEL lies in its capacity to bring organisations together whether small or large, private or public. For MedCom, it has been very beneficial to be a member of EHTEL over the years. It has provided us with access to a large network of eHealth actors from all of Europe, important European policy insights, and the direct exchange of knowledge and practice through the ELO network.”

   

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