E-Health solutions are on the rise

E-health solutions are becoming more and more visible in our day to day life. Telephone companies are already offering a service that reminds one to take the medicine. New technologies are being developed, like measuring blood pressure or sugar level and monitoring systems, you will use blood sugar premier treatment.

Very soon the E-Health solutions will contribute not only to a serious reduction of costs and patients time, but most of all to improvement of quality and quantity of health care. In an ageing Europe, where more and more citizens live with chronic diseases, it can prove very useful, stresses this recent study.

This part of the industry sector is already worth over 15 billion Euros, in Europe only (!). It will be successively increasing, as by the year 2050 nearly one third of Europeans will be over 65.
The E-Health industry will play a critical role in the European Union’s digital agenda and innovation union, as well as in the European Commission’s new Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

The 3rd Innovation Day conference hosted by ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) called for stronger cooperation between all stakeholders in the European Union. Leading telecom operators appealed to remove legal and organizational barriers and accelerate take up of E-Health by medical communities and users.

Global E-Health Forum – Hamburg 2010 will take place on October 25 + 26 at Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Asklepios Clinics

Global E-Health Forum to Present Strategies, Solutions and Services for Sustainable Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare systems all over the world are facing very similar challenges: demographic shifts, the impact of globalization and an increased burden of chronic diseases and expensive treatments, to mention some of the most important ones. The Global E-Health Forum, which will take place on October 25 + 26, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany, will address these challenges. The first conference day at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will feature strategy and best practice presentations from the U.S.A., Europe, Asia and New Zealand, workshops, discussion forums and an accompanying exhibition. The second day will be hosted by Asklepios Clinics. There, conference attendees may expect workshops, hands-on presentations and guided tours as well as a panel discussion titled “Connecting Competence for E-Health Services – What Customers Expect, What Healthcare Has to Deliver”. The official reception for the international audience will take place at the U.S. Consulate General.

Medical_Future_200In the first program session, keynote speakers from the U.S.A., Europe and New Zealand will explain their e-health strategies. Harry Reynolds, chairman of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and chairman of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) CORE Initiative will start the session with his presentation entitled “U.S. Health Reform: Significant Change, Varied Reaction, Opportunities Abound, and Outcome Uncertain”.

The second program session will deal with best practices. For example, the hospital information system implemented in the Severance Cardiovascular Hospital in Seoul will be presented by the hospital director Prof. Byung-Chul Chang. The program will be complemented by various breakout sessions with workshops, discussion forums with topics “Knowledge Management in Health and Disease – A Challenge in E-Health”, “Sustainable Telemedicine Services in Europe” and “Synchronizing Healthcare: Intersectoral Collaboration – Methods, Opportunities and Best Practice” and an exhibition.

Ljubisav Matejevic, Founder and Director of the Global E-Health Forum

Ljubisav Matejevic, Founder and Director of the Global E-Health Forum

On the second conference day at Asklepios Clinics Hamburg-Barmbek and Hamburg-St. Georg, attendees may expect more best practice solutions and hands-on experience. An important part of the program will be the “services session” at Asklepios Barmbek meaning the patients’ and consumers’ perspective resp. patient-centric e-health services. At Asklepios St. Georg, IT-based Teaching and Studying as well as IT-based Research are the focus topics.

The primary aim of the organizers of the Global E-Health Forum, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, IBM and the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), is to provide a cross-sector forum for representatives from hospitals and clinics (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs), governments, health insurance organizations, service providers and the media. Policymakers, users, suppliers and implementation managers will have the opportunity to learn from each other and to develop collaborative working relationships. The impact of globalization on healthcare systems and services will be discussed as well as the resulting requirements regarding interconnectivity, interoperability and standardization as well as the need for cross border co-operation.

For further information on the English-language conference and registration,
please see www.global-ehealth-forum.com.