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.
The role of eHealth to facilitate 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 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.
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.
Big Data and Healthcare Reform Analytics
You can't change what you can't measure". In analytics lies the potential for revolutionizing Healthcare. 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 for improved accessibility and quality of life
Expectations are high for mHealth. The widespread use of mobile connectivity in healthcare could significantly cut costs, increase the reach and accessibility of healthcare and improve the quality of European citizens' lives. However, healthcare’s strong resistance to change slows adoption of innovative mHealth. Widespread adoption of mHealth requires changes in organisational schemes and the behaviour of actors who are trying to protect their interests. It also requires services and products that appeal to current payers. The session will draw upon these challenges by presenting successful examples of working solutions, meaningful services and promising business and care models.
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
Policies and regulations as a market enabler.
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.
Regulation, Certification and Standardisation are often considered as roadblocks to market development. But they can be technology enablers. The session will discuss how regulation & policy can adopt the market perspective to have the role of spreading ehealth technology from the few to the many and scaling up applications.
EU – US MoU
The session will cater to the priorities of the EU-US MoU.
Co-ordination of Standards
The 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 & policy action.
MONDAY 12 MAY, 11:00 – 13:00
Workshop: Utilising European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in Active and Healthy Ageing
This hands-on learning session is designed to provide practical advice to members of the EIP AHA Community wishing to seek European Structural and Investment Funds to support their Active and Healthy Ageing initiatives.
MONDAY 12 MAY AND TUESDAY 13 MAY
Scaling up innovations in Active and Healthy Ageing:
A series of 4 sessions running on Monday and Tuesday within the EIP AHA track will focus on "scaling up innovations in Active and Healthy Ageing". The sessions will present a European strategy to facilitate this scale-up, including the latest scaling-up plans from Members States and regions, as well as examples of successful scale-up practices from across Europe and of stakeholder ecosystems working on scaling up innovations. The sessions will also examine how to assess "scale-up readiness" and address issues such as stakeholder buy-in, financial engineering, service re-design and change management.
The EIP AHA & Connected Health Ecosystems working together for scaling up innovation – 15:00–17:15, MONDAY 12 MAY
The EIP AHA Scale-up Strategy and examples from Reference Sites – 10:00–11:30, TUESDAY 13 MAY
Assessing readiness for scaling up innovations in AHA - 14:00–15:30, TUESDAY 13 MAY
Scaling Up Good Practices of EIP AHA Action Groups – 16:00 – 17:30, TUESDAY 13 MAY
WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 10:30 – 13:00
The Silver Economy: reaping the benefits of industrial innovation in Active and Healthy Ageing
The session will examine impact of demographic change and the opportunities for industrial participation in the EIP AHA. In particular, the ways in which scaling up can provide benefits for citizens, health and care systems, as well as jobs and sustainable growth.
WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 14:00 – 16:00
Evidence and Decision-Making for better care: going beyond pilots
Several EU funded pilots have been launched to deploy innovative telemedicine services and integrated care services across almost all of Europe's regions. A key learning from the Renewing Health pilot is that, a "real-life" based approach (as opposed to randomised controlled trial) is needed to best assess the economic and organisational impact. As a result, United4health and Smart Care are already applying this approach in the field of health, with Smart Care adding the social care dimension.
The session will explore the experiences from these pilots and examine how we can move beyond pilots to widespread telemedicine and integrated care services.
Please note that details about the Sessions are not final. The programme is subject to changes.