Global E-Health Forum News

11 - 13 October 2011, Hamburg, Germany.
The Global E-Health Forum is intended to build global momentum for stronger healthcare systems by means of e-health. It will be a dialogue platform for all stakeholders to discuss strategies, to present best practice solutions and to develop new, innovative patient-centric services.

New Presentations / New Speakers
"Oncology as a Key Driver for Cancer Research and Individualized Medicine" by Prof. Dr. Roland Eils, Division Head "Theoretical Bioinformatics", German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Manuela Mueller-Gerndt, Healthcare Leader, IMT Germany, Smarter Healthcare, IBM Deutschland GmbH.

"Designing Personalized Healthcare by Using Information Technology" by Dr. Wen Guo Hui, Senior Researcher, Guangdong Academy of TCM Research, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine (to be confirmed).

"Electronic Health Records (EHR) Adapted for Clinical Trials by the National Center for Hematology in Russia" by Nikita Shklovskiy-Kordi, MD PhD, Senior Research Associate at National Center for Hematology, Moscow.

"Developing E-Health Services - Lessons to be Learned from Industry and Social Media" by Markus Habetha-Eisenbarth, Project Manager eHealth, Asklepios eHealth GmbH.

"Software Assisted Medicine - The Third Pillar in Healthcare" by Michael Franz, Vice President Communications & Marketing, CompuGroup Medical Deutschland GmbH.

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Pre-Conference Brochure
Pre-Conference Brochure of the Global E-Health Forum - Hamburg 2011 is now available for download:

"Sustainable Personalized Healthcare - Challenges and Opportunities" - A New Zealand Perspective
New Zealand is committed to protecting and improving its health system on a sustainable basis, and recognizes that new approaches are required to increase quality while reining in spending. Focus areas are: more clinical-led innovative models of care, greater patient involvement in designing health services, and integration of investment in IT, workforce and infrastructure.

Chai Chuah, National Director, National Health Board Business Unit, New Zealand Ministry of Health will present New Zealand's eHealth patient portal which provides an opportunity to design personalized healthcare and make medical information available for individuals and providers. Challenges and opportunities include:
1. to provide sufficient evidence of sustainable impact on health and fiscal outcomes
2. to ensure there is integration with other government health improvement priorities (e.g. medication management)
3. to move beyond "another good IT application looking for a problem to solve"
4. to switch the ownership of this initiative from the clinician to consumers.

Asklepios Hospital Group Renews Cooperation
Asklepios Hospital Group has renewed the cooperation with the Global E-Health Forum - Hamburg 2011. The Asklepios Group oversees over 100 institutions, almost 40 day clinics, around 22,000 beds and 36,000 staff in Germany, Europe and the USA.

The Asklepios Group will be hosting three different guided tours at the hospitals in Hamburg-Barmbek, St. Georg and Altona on the third day of the Global E-Health Forum (October 13).

Platinum Sponsor CompuGroup
CompuGroup Medical has accepted a platinum sponsorship for the Global E-Health Forum - Hamburg 2011. With locations in 20 countries and customers in 34 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading e-health companies in the world.

New Workshops
"The Integrated Financial Planning" by Daniel Olsberg, Managing Consultant, novem business applications GmbH

"Service Delivery and Cost Effectiveness Using State-of-the-Art Information Technology" by Nasser Shehata, Chief Executive Officer, Health Insights

Register by September 23 for a conference fee of Euro 599 incl. VAT. The fee includes the admission to all conference sessions, lunches, coffee breaks and the evening reception on October 11, 2011.

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