Focal Topic 2017: "Chances and Challenges of E-Health"
The 4th EUROPEAN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE (EHC) takes place as part of MEDICA 2017 and the 40th German Hospital Day on 16 November 2017 in the Congress Center Düsseldorf East (CCD East). The EHC will address different political, medical and economic topics from across all of Europe. The event is dedicated to the topic “Chances and Challenges of E-Health”.
Andrzej Rys, Director General of the Directorate SANTE of the European Commission, will present the European Commission’s “E-Health Action Plan 2012 – 2020”. High-ranking speakers from the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE), the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) and the Association of European Hospital Physicians (AEMH) will give lively comments on that.
Date: 16 November 2017 (Thursday) Venue: Congress Center Düsseldorf East
Beyond this, national E-Health-Concepts from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland will be presented, followed by concrete examples of implementation of individual E-Health-Solutions in Hospitals.
Approximately 120 top decision-makers from Europe’s hospitals are expected to attend. All presentations will be translated simultaneously into English, French and German. Conference time: 10.00 h – 16.30 h.
Andrzej Rys Director, Directorate General SANTE, European Commission
Gerard O’Dwyer President EAHM
Eva Weinreich-Jensen President HOPE
Dr. João de Deus President AEMH
10.00 h – 12.00 h: Morning Session
10.00 h – 10.10 h Welcome Session Chair: Gerry O’Dwyer, President EAHM
10.10 h – 10.40 h E-Health Action Plan 2012 – 2020 of the European Commission Dr. Andrzej Jan Rys, Director for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, European Commission
10.40 h – 11.25 h Stakeholders’ Positions with respect to the Action Plan
10.40 h: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, President HOPE 10.55 h: Prof. Joao de Deus, President AEMH 11.10 h: Heinz Kölking, Past President EAHM
11.25 h – 12.00 h Discussion Chair: Heinz Kölking, Past President EAHM
Digital health solutions offer many opportunities to patients as they enable them to manage their health more easily, more closely and more accurately. In other words, E-Health increases patient empowerment. For healthcare systems, digital health solutions mean more efficiency and the delivery of quality healthcare. However, to reap the full benefits of E-Health we must ensure concrete interoperability of health systems and assure our citizens that the privacy of their health data will be protected.
The European Commission works with Member States to ensure patients can transfer their medical record electronically when receiving healthcare in another country and use e-prescriptions when travelling abroad.
The recently launched European Reference Networks for rare, low prevalence or complex diseases will illustrate the benefits of E-Health solutions for patients in a concrete manner. These networks will use telemedicine and IT tools to connect medical specialists across countries and disciplines so they can review patients‘ diagnosis and treatment. This way, the medical knowledge and expertise travel rather than the patients.
I wish you a successful conference!
Vytenis Andriukaitis European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety
Heinz Kölking Past President EAHM
Tomas Lithner Director for National Healthcare Services, Sweden
Adrian Schmid Head of eHealth Suisse, Switzerland
Andreas Grode Head of Innovation, gematik - Society for Telematics Applications, Germany
13.30 h – 16.30 h: Afternoon Session
National E-Health Strategies
13.30 h – 13.35 h Introduction Session Chair: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, President HOPE
13.35 h – 14.55 h Specific national E-Health Concepts
13.35 h: Swedish concept Tomas Lithner, Director National Healthcare Services, Inera AB, Sweden
13.55 h: Swiss concept Adrian Schmid, Director, eHealth Suisse, Switzerland
14.15 h: German concept Andreas Grode, Head of Innovation, Society for telematics applications, Germany
14.55 h – 15.40 h Specific examples for the implementation of the E-Health-Concept
14.55 h: Arturo Romero Gutiérrez, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain (HOPE) 15.10 h: Henrique Martins, CEO, SPMS - Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Portugal (AEMH) 15.25 h: Peter Asché, Business Director, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany (EAHM)
15.40 h – 16.10 h Discussion Session Chair: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, President HOPE
16.10 h – 16.30 h Conclusion Dr. Erich Theo Merholz, Vice-President AEMH
Morten Elbæk Petersen CEO, sundhed.dk, Denmark
Dr. Arturo Romero-Gutiérrez Technical Advisor on Information Systems and Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain (HOPE)
Dr. Henrique Martins Chairman, SPMS - Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Portugal (AEMH)
Peter Asché CEO, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany (EAHM)
Dr. Erich Theo Merholz Vice-President AEMH
The supporting programme
At the conference on 16 November 2017 our guests will be served a lunch.
In preparation of the conference, we would like to warmly invite you to our evening event on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at a fascinating Düsseldorf location: Maxhaus. The former monastery is directly located in the attractive and lively city center of Düsseldorf. Painstakingly rebuilt, today the impressive building shows both – historic and modern architectural features and it is a unique place to hold special events. Besides the extraordinary surroundings, culinary delectables await you at the evening event.
EHC 1-Day Ticket with Early Bird Discount (until 14 Sept. 2017) : 115,00 €
EHC 1-Day Ticket (from 15 Sept. 2017) : 165,00 €
The participation fee includes the following services: participation in the evening event on Wednesday, 15 Nov. 2017, and in the conference on Thursday, 16 Nov. 2017 (trade fair ticket and lunch included).