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eHealth Newsletter - 19/04/2011

19 April 2011
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SEMIC.EU Yearly Conference 2011

18 May 2011 Brussels, Belgium

The lack of semantic interoperability remains a key obstacle to the seamless flow and exchange of data, information and services between European Member States and beyond. This one-day conference will provide an opportunity for experts from the Public Sector, Academia, Standardisation Bodies, System integrators, Software Vendors and Consultants to share their experience and knowledge with others, through presentations, networking and debate.

2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum

25 May 2011 - 26 May 2011 Lappeenranta, Finland

The Forum aims to offer a platform for setting up cooperation projects between the EU and Russia. Best practices in innovative management through European and Russian case studies will be presented. A specific focus will be given to development and cooperation opportunities in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy and ICT and health. A large Business Matchmaking event, in cooperation with the European Enterprise Network (EEN) and an Innovation Exhibition will be organised in connection with the Forum. Some 300 European and Russian companies are expected to attend the event.

Europe and the Internet of Things: Leading the Way Forward

15 April 2011 - 15 May 2011 Intercontinental, H-1052 Budapest, 1052 Apáczai Csere J. street 12-14

On May 16, 2011. the European Commission and the Hungarian Innovation Office are jointly organizing a high level Internet of Things conference in Budapest, as part of the program of the Hungarian EU Presidency. The conference is joining a series of other events of the Future Internet Week between 16-20 May, 2011. Representatives of the Commission and the Hungarian government, as well as renown speakers of industry and academia from around the World will introduce the newest results and challenges of the new technology. We kindly ask you to register latest by May 10, 2011 (participation is free of charge)

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Developing Ideas for the Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership

10 May 2011 Syma Center, Budapest, Hall C, Room C2

This satellite event will occur during of the eHealth Week 2011, Budapest. It will gather key stakeholders from industry, policy, research, service providers and users to develop ideas for possible large scale initiatives under the Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership.

See also: Registration is free but compulsory (first registration to ePractice is necessary)

European Regions at the forefront of eHealth

10 May 2011 SYMA Center, Hall C Room C1

This workshop is a satellite event of the eHealth Week 2011, Budapest. It will showcase the role of the regions in further deploying personal e-health solutions, with a focus on actions to manage the chronic pathologies that require the most resources in Europe: diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases and obstructive pulmonary disease. A selection of regional examples will illustrate how and why regions are using telemedicine for chronic disease management. This will be followed by a panel of key stakeholders (patients, the industry and regional decision-makers) to discuss how we can build on current experience in the regions and further facilitate cooperation between the different partners. The aim of this session is to identify the steps that need to be taken to link the various regional initiatives across Europe today and to succeed in dropping the 'e' from 'e-health'.

See also: Participation is free, Registration is compulsory (first, registration to ePractice platform is nessary)

UPMC Telehealth Symposium

5 May 2011 - 6 May 2011 Center for Connected Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

In this symposium dedicated to TeleHealth "Opportunities and Challenges With Telemedicine", Europe will be strongly represented with different speakers to discuss and share views on the various topics proposed (Telehealth and the Law, EU views of Telemedicine, Case study by Renewing Health EC funded project)

See also: Telemedicine in the EU

Common Methods for Responding to Global eHealth Challenges in the EU and the US

(19 April 2011) The goal is to elaborate a policy brief, a recommendation to policy-makers in Europe and the United States on specific policies to be pursued jointly on the Virtual Physiological Human and related research. From the position paper elaborated by the VPH Community, a first draft of the policy brief is now open for public comments, in preparation for the ARGOS Final meeting, scheduled for May 11th, 2011, in Budapest. All interested experts are invited to read and comment on this draft.

See also: ARGOS position

Programme of the Digital Agenda Assembly available

(14 April 2011) The assembly will consist of parallel workshops in the morning, up to 12 on each of both days, followed by a plenary on each afternoon. The programme covers all pillars of the Digital Agenda. The two plenary sessions will focus on the challenges in investing in ICT and the role ICT plays in social engagement. It will feature European Commission Vice-President Ms Neelie Kroes and other high-level participants from civil society, public authorities and industry.

eHealth Week 2011: Information Technology provides a cure for Europe's mounting healthcare costs

(10 May 2011) In the context of an ageing population, cutting-edge but expensive medical treatments and of a well-informed, demanding population, Information Technology is a cornerstone for a sustainable world-class healthcare for Europe. At the eHealth Week 2011, the annual gathering of the European eHealth communities, stakeholders will draw the attention on how IT solutions can make Europe's health systems fit for future challenges. "Current methods of delivering healthcare are simply not sustainable in the face of demographic changes and the expected chronic disease wave". More than 30% Europeans will be 65 or over in 2025. Chronic diseases such as diabetes are likely to double or even triple over the next 20 years, leading to a shortage of specialists and care givers. Even today, staff costs are estimated to account for 50-70% of healthcare costs. (Text available in EN, FR, ES, IT, PL, HU)


Commission seeks views on improving healthcare by applying ICT (eHealth)

(12 April 2011) The European Commission is seeking citizens' and other interested parties' views on how the EU can help to deliver widespread benefits to the quality and efficiency of healthcare by applying information and communication technologies (ICT) (so-called 'eHealth'). ICT is already playing a central role in addressing the numerous challenges faced by healthcare systems across the EU including an ageing population, a rise in chronic diseases, budget cuts and a shortage of healthcare workers by for example allowing remote diagnosis, remote monitoring of patients' condition and secure sharing of patient records between healthcare professionals. However, there is considerable potential to develop eHealth much further in the future. eHealth can also make an important contribution to allowing people, especially older people, to enjoy more dignified and independent lives. More and more patients are pro-actively using technology to learn about illnesses and even to manage their conditions. eHealth will never replace the human touch but it can enable healthcare workers to dedicate more time to direct contacts with patients. Promoting eHealth is a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The online public consultation runs until 25 May. The answers will feed into the preparation of the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 that the Commission is due to present before the end of 2011.

New in the Library

Results of the Consultation on the Pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

15 April 2011

From 26 November 2010 to 28 January 2011, the European Commission ran an online public consultation seeking the views of all interested stakeholders on various aspects of the pilot partnership. The public consultation obtained a total of 524 contributions, thereby providing the Commission with a very rich, diverse and unique feedback. The wealth of experiences and initiatives brought forward by the respondents reveal some key dimensions: Being active locally and regionally but fully benefiting from the richness of global knowledge and experiences; Focusing on implementation and bringing tangible results to the citizens through more coordinated actions; Thinking outside of the usual channels, structures and definitions. These dimensions can be translated into more concrete suggestions. Respondents see the role of the Partnership relating to 1) funding 2) evidence, 3) regulation and framework conditions and 4) building capacity/skills. In this regard, the respondents' proposals for action can be mapped onto the four main areas for European level EIP action: Joining up efforts by encouraging cooperation based on a shared vision and common targets, fostering synergies and avoiding overlaps, to achieve results that respond better to citizens' needs; Bridging the gaps between public and private actions and instruments by addressing the lack of support on innovation to considerably reduce the time-to-market of research and innovation breakthroughs; Facilitating scaling up of results by reducing complexity, overcoming fragmentation and enabling different approaches to converge; Improving the framework conditions by removing bottlenecks and anticipating common regulatory and other needs for all stages of the innovation chain to achieve critical mass.

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