eHealth Forum 2014

12 - 14 May 2014, Athens, Greece.
Organised by the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 brings together the High-Level eHealth Experts Conference on European Priorities, The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, associated events and Exhibition, the eHealth Network Meeting, the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly and many more events, aspiring to become a true forum for the exchange of experience, good practices innovation and mutual support. The event will take place in Athens, at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. The Forum will demonstrate how eHealth can further upgrade existing partnerships to enhance and safeguard access to care and quality of life; how ICT and innovation at large scale in health and care systems can contribute to sustainability, economic growth and job opportunities during our challenging times.

Main Conference Programme Tracks

Greek Presidency Track

  • High Level Conference on European Priorities on eHealth (closed meeting)
  • eHealth for resource-limited settings
    The session will explore exemplary areas where eHealth has demonstrated the potential to improve access to health care in situations where resources for health care are limited due to geography, sparse populations or poverty and social exclusion.
  • eHealth for citizens and growth
    The session will focus on current and emerging common challenges for sustainable solutions, business use cases, financial viability of services and the needed governance for interoperable eHealth within and across borders.
  • ePrescription for Patient Safety, efficiency and continuity of care
    The session will focus on successful implementations in MS as well as the current challenges for scaling deployment, improving surveillance and interoperability of ePrescriptions at European level.
  • Rare diseases info-ways
    The session will focus on specific challenges for eHealth serving public health needs and will have a focus on rare diseases where high impact on defragmentation of information and knowledge is expected through semantic interoperability across Europe. The session will also highlight the importance of patient registries for scientific, clinical, and health policy purposes.
  • eHealth deployment and health services innovation
    The session will leverage successful national and regional implementations to demonstrate eHealth potential to support re-engineering of health and social services around the patient needs of ageing societies and cost restrained health systems.
  • European Patient Summaries: What is next?
    In follow up of the adoption of the Guidelines for European Patient Summaries, this session will highlight national strategies for adoption and successful implementations of patient summaries and electronic medical records, making also the case for cross border interoperability of medical records, leveraging on the recommendations of epSOS.

eHealth Action Plan Track

  • Big Data for Healthcare Reform
    The session will discuss how healthcare reform can be successfully implemented using big data intelligence. Beyond genomics health uses of big data extends to many data areas including - but not limited to - environmental, epidemiological, disease and dietary.
  • mHealth: improving accessibility and quality of life
    The session will explore challenges to change and adoption of innovative mHealth by drawing up on successful examples of working solutions, meaningful services and promising business and care models.
  • Personalised medicine
    The session will focus on Research and innovation in Horizon 2020 and its Work Programme 2015, as well as PPI and PCP models in support of innovation.
  • eHealth Market Development
    The session will tackle issues of market adoption, in the framework of European Standardization and will provide perspectives of member States, and the industry. The session will incorporate the perspectives of SME winners of the SME Competition Award.
  • EU-US MoU
    The session will cater to the priorities of the EU-US MoU.
  • Co-ordination of Standards
    This session will cater mainly to the needs of technical and semantic interoperability and the co-ordination of standards in the perspective of recent EU Standardization regulatory and policy action.

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About the Greek Presidency
Greece is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2014, before handing over reins to Italy on 1 July 2014. It is the fifth time that Greece will hold the Presidency since its accession to the European Communities in 1981.

Briefly, the promotion of policies and actions for achieving growth, combating unemployment, promoting economic and social cohesion and structural reforms, deepening integration and completion of EMU, as well as addressing external challenges, including EU enlargement, formulate the priority framework of Hellenic Presidency.