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EHTEL 2018 Symposium "Empowered Partners in Health through user-driven digitisation"

The 9th yearly EHTEL Symposium convenes once more the European Digital Health community in Brussels. Conversations will be anchored on the well-being of European societies. The symposium will provide insight and dialogue on how user-driven digitisation is delivering benefits to empower all stakeholders in health.

  • EHTEL Symposium
  • High-Level eHealth Conference
When Dec 03, 2018 10:00 AM to
Dec 05, 2018 05:30 PM
Where EESC (3), Stanhope Hotel (4), EU Office Campania Region (5), Brussels - Belgium
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Participants will explore how user-driven digitisation - enabled by all those working to innovate in technologies and services - is delivering benefits to empower:

  • Consumers and Patients: With smart tools enabling health promotion and prevention and linking to information - including health records - and resources in health and social care;
  • Health care managers and providers: For next-generation care planning, integrating individual patient data and big data using a population health approach;
  • The Health Workforce: So that their jobs gain from carefully designed and adjusted digital tools, and they are trained to use their digital skills to create meaningful documentation and workflows.

By doing this, the symposium will cover the three priority pillars set out by the European Commission in its recent Communication - patient access, personalised medicine, and digital interaction.

Finally, in a forward-looking mode, the symposium will debate how artificial intelligence and machine learning systems could contribute to these policies.


Monday - Tuesday, 3-4 December, 9:00 - 17:30 h: Symposium Plenaries & Debates

  • Welcome to the 2018 Symposium and Setting the Scene
  • From Lightweight Wellness Apps to Managing Serious Conditions
  • Creating Value from Health Data: Enabling Care Innovations
  • Patient Journey 4.0: Sharing Data between Providers & Patients
  • Making Digital Healthcare Meaningful: Role of the Health Work Force in Spreading Digitisation
    in and across European Health Systems
  • Looking Ahead: Can Superintelligence Heal? Leveraging Synergies of Machine Learning and Digitisation
  • Debate/Panel: The Future Face of Health and Social Care

Wednesday, 5 December, 9:00 - 17:00 h: Symposium Matchmaking Event

  • Personas: Modelling User Needs for Digital Services
  • Field Experience in Deploying Digital Services - World Café
  • Coaching and Twinning on how to Enable Successful Deployment



Symposium Venue Information:

  • 3 December, 10:00 - 17:15: EESC, Rue Belliard 99-101 (same Building as Committee of the Regions)
  • 3 December, 20:00 - 23:00 - Networking Dinner: Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels
  • 4 December: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels
  • 5 December: EU Office of the Campania Region Avenue de Kortenberg 60, 1000 Brussels


Venue EHTEL Annual General Member Meeting (Part 1 and Part 2)

  • 3 December, 18:00 - 19:30 h (Part 1) Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels
  • 4 December, 08:00 - 09:15 h (Part 2) Hotel Leopold


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