- EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
- First Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth
14 October 2011 - 16 October 2011 Yerevan, Armenia
This congress will feature two days of plenary and scientific sessions, panel discussions and round tables, with keynote presentations by experts in telehealth and related technologies, as well as an educational track and an exhibition.
- EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
- Time to act: Delegates at eHealth Week 2011 call on Member States to implement eHealth solutions
10 May 2011 Budapest, Hungary
eHealth Week 2011, the largest annual gathering of the European eHealth communities, today opened its gates in Budapest, Hungary, with the motto "Investing in the healthcare systems of the future". Experts from across Europe have come to Budapest to deliver a powerful message to healthcare providers, governments and patients across the European Union: eHealth is a key element in sustaining world-class healthcare; the time to implement is now!
- NEWS ARTICLE
- eHealth Week 2011 pictures
(12 May 2011) Get a feeling of the event, view some snapshots of the conference.
- PRESS RELEASE
- eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed
(10 May 2011) More than 90% of European hospitals are connected to broadband, 80% have electronic patient record systems, but only 4% of hospitals grant patients online access to their electronic records, according to the results of a survey conducted for the European Commission. European hospitals are more advanced than US hospitals in terms of external medical exchange, but they lag behind in using eHealth to view laboratory reports or radiology images. The survey provides useful data for the work of the EU eHealth Task Force on assessing the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care, which is due to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector. The EU eHealth Task Force met for the first time in Budapest on 10th May on the margins of eHealth week (10-12 May) The deployment of eHealth technologies in Europe, with a view to improving the quality of health care, reducing medical costs and fostering independent living for those needing care, is a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe, which for example sets a 2015 deadline for giving patients online access to their medical data.
- PRESS RELEASE
- Digital Agenda: EU Task Force to advise how to promote eHealth to help patients and healthcare systems in Europe
(10 May 2011) An EU eHealth Task Force to assess the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care and to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector has met for the first time in Budapest on the margins of eHealth week. ICT applications already help to empower patients and address challenges faced by EU healthcare systems. However, there is considerable potential to develop eHealth much further in the future: allowing healthcare workers to dedicate more time to be with patients; enhancing self-help and independence of patients and elderly; and also to develop new modeling-based diagnostic techniques. Promoting eHealth is a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe.
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- POLICY AND LEGISLATION
- eHealth Benchmarking (Phase III)
10 May 2011
The study provides the result of a survey on Benchmarking deployment of eHealth services in acute hospitals in 30 European countries. Chief Information Officers were asked about the availability of eHealth infrastructure and applications in their hospitals whereas Medical Directors were asked about priority areas for investment, impacts and perceived barriers to the further deployment of eHealth.
- Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, eHealth: challenges and opportunities for the future
Opening of the Ministerial eHealth Conference, Budapest, 10 May 2011
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