eHealth Week 2016 programme announced

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Earlier this month, the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council, the European Commission and HIMSS Europe announced the programme for eHealth Week, an event that will take place from 8-10 June in Amsterdam.

The event will cover a number of topics, including eMental Health, which is already widely used in the Netherlands where two out of three mental health care institutions apply the technology in their care provision and in the communication with patients.

In another sessions, connected to the “Empowerment of the People” theme, experts will discuss the added value of Personal Health Records and how their use can be integrated and implemented on all levels.

“The conversation about Personal Health Records comes at an important time in Europe, where it is common for patients to travel within the continent on a regular basis,” Christina Roosen, Vice President of Public Affairs at HIMSS Europe, said in a statement. “How are we all expected to keep track of our records? Can we find common ground? This session will address important eHealth aspects which affect all stakeholders alike and promises to be extremely insightful.”

Also featuring in the programme, will be a discussion around the technical breakthroughs that are leading to humans being increasingly replaced by machines, technologies and robots. This upcoming lack of human contact is connected to the theme “Social innovations & Transitions” in which experts will share opinions and develop practical guidelines for practical initiatives.

All in all, eHealth Week will offer a number of sessions connected to the following themes: Empowerment of the People, Trust & Standards and Social Innovations & Transitions. For more information about the programme please click here.

And if you register before April 11, you are entitled for the early bird rates. Hurry up and use the promo code EHWMEM to get that special deal. See you in Amsterdam! 🙂