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eHealth Week København - Dag 2

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+++ 13:58 pm | Siemens exhibits Soarian Clinicals and Managed Services +++
Siemens AG Healthcare Sector is exhibiting its workflow-based hospital information system, Soarian Clinicals, which is used by European-leading hospitals such as the completely paperles UKE Hamburg, the first in Europe to achieve HIMSS Analytics' top award, Stage 7 of the EMR Adoption Model. Also on display is Siemens Managed Services which range from selective remote services to a complete hospital IT operation. One of Siemens' customers, Dr. Rajan Paw, Consultant Emergency Physician and Medical Head of Service at Russells Hall Hospital, UK will lecture on his experiences with the IT transformation of his emergency department and with Siemens Managed Services (Tues 08.05.2012, 16:45-18:00).

+++ 12:45 am | "Today, every doctor in every hospital can have speech recognition" +++
With 22 recognition languages Nuance is a company that has solved the Babel Challange. The company now delivers its multi-lingual speech recognition portfolio from the cloud - "anywhere, anytime and on any device", says Mert Oez (Product Manager, Nuance) in a presentation at World of Health IT's industry theatre. He underlined that Nordic countries have achieved notable cost and time savings through speech recognition; thanks to cloud-computing this trend will continue. "Speech-enabling clinical applications on computers, web browsers, tablet PCs or smart phones, has changed from a complex process to the easiest thing to do", Oez says.

+++ 12:10 am | Lunch & Learn Session discusses Remote Health Monitoring today at 13:15 +++
Qualcomm Life and Orange Business Services will host a session at 13:15 hrs today, explaining how the company’s 2net™ Platform will seamlessly connect health care providers and millions of patients and enable secure remote monitoring for various chronic diseases. 300 million people in North America and Europe, and 860 million people worldwide, have at least one chronic disease. Cloud services will help medical device users and their physicians or caregivers to easily access biometric data in order to face the chronic disease wave, according to the companies.

+++ 12:02 | "No future without clouds" +++
A leading executive of Odense University Hospital and a representative of CareStream Health have discussed the merits of and obstacles for cloud-based healthcare IT solutions. They agreed that financial constrains and structural changes in healthcare systems will lead to an increased interest in cloud based solutions among medical care providers."

+++ 11:59 am | Stage 7 benefits patients in the first place +++
Ángel Giménez, Managing Director, Hospital de Dénia, Marina Salud says that "the main benefits are for the patients, who receive a better care and a higher level of security”. Last night, his hospital was announced first Stage 7 achiever in Spain and second in Europe on HIMSS Analytics EMRAM scale. Ángel Giménez further thanked the Autonomous Government of Valencia and their partners for "the support and trust provided to the hospital’s implementation and management team from the beginning, when there was no experience in implementing hospital information systems in Spain. He further applauded his team. "Through their daily work we have developed a powerful tool that allows us to boast one of Europe’s best electronic medical record systems", he says.

+++ 11:10 am | No more pilots. +++
Manuel Varela Rey, Director General of Innovation and Public Health Management in Spain says the time of pilots is over. “We have positive experience and implement”, he says.
+++ 11:00 am | "ICT is practically free" +++
Considering its benefits, every "Euro, Dollar or Kuna invested in ICT" is being returned manyfold, says Siniša Varga, D.M.D., Director of Coratian Institute for Health Insurance. In the session "Smar Health - Better Lives", Norway and Spain also provided examples on how European countries reap the benefits of eHealth. Read more here.

+++ 10:57 am | Patient empowerment and eHealth can only go together +++
To put patients into the centre of medical care – this vision was shaped at the opening of the 10th High Level E-Health Conference of the European Commission in Copenhagen. Patients and doctors alike need to be confident to use modern eHealth tools in order to provide both optimal care and best possible quality of life in ageing European societies. “EHealth is important, because it holds potential benefits for European citizens in many ways,” said the Danish Minister of Health, Astrid Krag.

+++ 10:22 am | Governments should look at collaborative healthcare +++
Yves Mahieu, EMEA Director Healthcare at EMC asks governments to take a closer look at collaborative healthcare. Data needs to follow the patient throughout the whole network of care providers. In European countries with a public health system, "data sharing is happening a lot faster; at hospital level, throughout a region and even throughout the country", says Mahieu. In Denmark, Sweden, and Finland healthcare has been regionalized and data sharing infrastructures are implemented across a network of hospitals. This helps address the challange of an aging, well-educated population and their demand for high-quality care. Read the full interview here.

+++ 9:49 am | Be proud of epSOS +++
The epSOS project is a good example of cooperation in action: by helping healthcare systems talk to each other and operate across borders, patients benefit from a better, more efficient service when they travel within the EU or require healthcare abroad.

+++ 9:20 am | Estonian president: "eHeatlh and Patient empowerment cannot do without each other" +++
The President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves made clear that patient empowerment and eHealth must go hand in hand. Both in Denmark and in Estonia, a national electronic patient record system is currently being established that makes a patient the “owner” of his or her patient data in a very literal sense. This will pave the way for individualized care scenarios and active patients who supply data by telemonitoring technologies and other eHealth tools. Hendrik was the Chair of the European eHealth Taskforce established in 2011.

+++ 9:10 am | Commission announces new eHealth Action Plan +++
Nellie Kroes announced that the European Commission will continue to push eHealth forward. In October 2012, the new version of the eHealth Action Plan is scheduled to be presented: "It will set the tone for years to come in ensuring empowerment, efficiency and innovation in the healthcare sector."

+++ 9:00 am | John Dalli: "The time of doctors talking down to passive patients is over." +++
Nellie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, emphasized her vision of a world in which simple ICT tools put health choices into the hands of patients. A healthcare system like that would be at once more cost-effective and more empowering, she argued. John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, added: "The time of doctors talking down to passive patients is over."

+++ 8:00 am | Rolling out the red carpet for Europe's digital hospitals +++
At a fully-booked, glamorous EMRAM Award Dinner last night, Uwe Buddrus, CEO of HIMSS Analytics Europe announced the first Stage 7 hospital in Spain: Marina Salud Hospital de Dénia. "Hospital de Dénia is a rare example of a 100% paperless hospital and is a role model for what the hospital of the future should look like. This is a milestone for healthcare in Spain”, Buddrus said.


Source: HealthTech Wire

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