GREEK PRESIDENCY TRACK
eHealth for resource-limited settings
eHealth has the potential to improve access to health care in areas of Europe due to geographical barriers (e.g. Islands in the Mediterranean or sparse populated areas in Nordic regions) or to marginal social communities (immigrants, minorities). E-health systems hold much promise for improving health in developing countries as well with cheaper and open source platforms and innovative solutions, able to address local needs. Viable financing scenarios, including Public Private Partnerships, will be discussed.
Healthcare without borders
This session will focus on business use cases of cross border care and will be an appropriate mix of current practice and future prospects; aiming to demonstrate local benefits through working EU co-operation.
ePrescription for Patient Safety, efficiency and continuity of care
The session will focus on successful implementation in MS as well as the current challenges for scaling deployment, improving surveillance and interoperability of ePrescriptions at European level.
The session will highlight the importance of patient registries for scientific, clinical, and health policy purposes.
Rare diseases info-ways
The session will look into the eHealth challenge of leveraging the wealth of available patient data for serving public health and research needs in Europe and beyond. It will also have a particular focus on rare diseases where high impact on defragmentation of information and knowledge is expected through semantic interoperability across Europe.
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.
Please note that details about the Sessions are not final. The programme is subject to changes.