EHEALTH FORUM 2016 THEMES
The rapidly growing eHealth sector estimated to
dominate all areas of industry by 2020 presents a unique opportunity for
collaboration, financial and scientific growth and social reform. Within this
expanding market further developing information technologies and applications
in digital health is essential to promote the reform of the healthcare system
and therefore act as a catalyst for these imperative changes.
The process of reforming healthcare is, in and of
itself, an enabler for economic growth in various sectors: research, industry,
information and telecommunications technologies. The eHealth Forum presents
“hot” topics high on the “digital agenda” in Europe and the surrounding region,
while providing the channel to present and disseminate information on
scientific and technological advancements in healthcare.
The legal framework of eHealth is evolving and
interacts with the national strategies of the EU countries as well as other
countries in the Balkans, S.E. Europe and beyond. The eHealth Forum aims at
providing an opportunity to showcase best practices from countries in the
region, for further discussing the unresolved issues and for idea sharing
between all stakeholders.
eHealth in practice today
The eHealth Forum will delve into dominating issues of interoperability,
tools and services using information and communications technology for
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management. We will host
sessions on information and data sharing, health information networks, health
mobileapplications and medical software guidelines, telehealth/telecare
services, portable patient monitoring devices, operating
room software, wearable technology and IoT devices, cloud
infrastructures and every facet of health IT that affects patient care
as we know it.
Clinical management of chronic illness
Healthcare professionals and clinicians will get
up-to-date information on management tools for chronic illness, like patient
records, treatment protocols, and join in on the conversation
on Integrated Care in Greece and the practices of the
countries in the surrounding region. The Forum will host discussions on digital
health strategies, patient health records, data
availability including privacy and security,
how to benefit healthcare providers and patients by improving access to care
and quality of care and present solutions to make the health sector more
Patient at the centre: Health Applications
As the end users of health applications and services,
patients/consumers are the centre of the mobile and medical
health applications boom. The eHealth Forum will showcase the latest
innovation in technology, while emphasizing on active aging applications
and technology advancements; fitness and well-beingapplications;
and specific research projects involving precision medicine. This
year, we have invited representatives from all scientific and research
organisations, academics in health and patients advocacy groups.
Data-aware medical devices
Medical devices, wearable technology and IoT
applications in health will be the foundation of the eHealth Forum
2016 interactive Exhibit.
Big Data, real-time data analytics and bioinformatics have
driven the development of personalized health; the discovery of new
drugs and treatments to combat common or rare diseases. We aim to make it a
central segment at the eHealth Forum.
Ransomware, data-loss, patient privacy, data sharing,
digital literacy, going ‘cloud’ or sticking to local servers, software
vulnerabilities and so many other things revolving around security are hot
topics within the eHealth conversation. The eHealth Forum brings together all
the key players to discuss and present best practices, proposals and solutions.
Digital innovation is rapidly changing the way we
understand and manage health and health care systems worldwide; through the
eHealth Forum we want to connect the dots between healthcare providers,
patients/consumers and healthcare systems. Implementing and using eHealth for prevention/health
promotion, patient empowerment, patient adherence and
the ways in which the doctor-patient relationship is changing
and the importance of social networkswill be discussed.
Join us October 25 – 26, 2016 at the No 1 Health Technology event in Athens. See how digital health innovation helps us and our loved ones better manage our health.
The eHealth Forum Festival brings leading digital health startups & spin-offs, industry leaders, research centres, investors and innovators and presents them to the public in Athens.
Why you should participate:
We are all essentially users of digital health technology (e-health):
- We want the ability to manage our health information (pulse, blood pressure, etc.)
- We want to track the calories we consume during the day and manage the nutritional value of our food.
- We want to track how many kilometers we ran or walked during the day.
- We want easy access to a doctor or to simply send our medical information to our doctor.
Informatics and mHealth — Fitness & Well-being Apps & Gadgets — Integrated Care — Smart devices — Medical devices — Assisted Living — Imaging — Artificial Intelligence — Internet of Things — Digital Health/IT — Wearables — Silver Economy — Active Ageing —Mental Health — Disability — Robotics