What does it mean to be an EHTEL member? What can you get out of being part of our network?
“The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research has been an active member of EHTEL for many years. We strongly believe that we need to come together to go forward. As one of the most important eHealth communities in Europe, EHTEL offers excellent opportunities for networking with other stakeholders - thus creating possible alliances that will bring us further towards digitalised health care throughout Europe. EHTEL provides an ideal platform for sharing our research-based knowledge with other stakeholders - for us, it is important that such knowledge is shared and used.“
“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.”
Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research (NSE) – Norway
“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.”
Head of IT Systems for Health Research Unit
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica - ITALY
“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."
Centre for Telepsychiatry - Denmark
“The Centre for Telepsychiatry in the Region of Southern Denmark has joined EHTEL with high expectations of benefitting from its unique networking opportunities and insights into the workings of key European institutions. We join a long list of Danish organisations with strong strategic approaches to health innovation in an international context, such as Odense University Hospital and MedCom. EHTEL represents a suitable, important network that supports these efforts. We’ve seen how its members have benefitted from valuable collaborations and projects that contribute to enhancing and developing their efforts in health IT and innovation. We look forward to gaining access to a large and diverse network of collaboration partners and to a world of knowledge in the field that would otherwise not be reachable for us. Already, EHTEgood contact point to the European Commission (EC) for us. This linkage will offer us the possibility to learn about the EC’s interests and directions, and to have our perspectives presented to its policy-makers. We are keen to pave the way for new collaboration and innovation projects in Europe in the (digital) mental health domain.”
Digital Health Strategist - Region Norrbotten, Sweden
“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.”
“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.”
Consultant – MedCom, Denmark
“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.”
“Having participated in the 2020 Thought Leader Symposium, I was attracted to the like-minded presenters and participants, and found a natural home for the crossover of health policy impact and digital health. The "Imagining 2029" vision is where I see Amgen being both a contributor and a beneficiary of the content and interactions, but it also very much fits a longer-term strategic time horizon on planning for how Governments should be thinking in terms of policy change. It also provides a reasonable timeline for EHTEL collaborators to help co-create that future.”