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ECHAlliance is appointed Strategic Partner to the Estonian eHealth Presidency

09 March 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beatriz Sanz
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ECHAlliance is appointed Strategic Partner to the Estonian eHealth Presidency 

The Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs has appointed the European Connected Health Alliance ( ECHAlliance) to assist them in preparations for the e-health conference "Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health“ (www.ehealthtallinn2017.ee) taking place during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Presidency will cover the period July to December 2017.

High-level conference "Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health“ is organised by Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and the Government Office as part of Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will focus on how digital technologies and wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare. 

The conference will show already existing digital health solutions, use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that value-adding citizen-centric health services and systems are the reality and the future has already arrived to be made available to all Europeans.

Tallinn will bring you the latest developments in three hot topics:

  • Building citizen-driven demand in eHealth
  • eHealth supporting the value driven and sustainable health and social services
  •  eHealth as a driver of innovation and economic development

The topics of discussion will include:

  • Giving citizens access and more control over the use of their health data 
  •  Cross-border exchange of health data
  •  Making better use of health data for research and innovation 
  •  Creating the right conditions for a digital single market in health – interoperability, cybersecurity, data protection 

The conference will bring together the EU policymakers and Member State ministers responsible for health, patient organization representatives, national and international IT and healthcare companies, health professionals, healthcare managers, and the R&D sector.

Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-Services & Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs said :

"We have many plans for our Presidency , we want to surround ourselves with people and organisations who can help us deliver an exciting programme which will have a positive impact on the citizens of Europe . We are delighted to have the ECHAlliance as part of our team ,their extensive Connections in Europe  ,Canada, China and the U S A and their track record gives us the support we were seeking."

Brian O' Connor, Chair of the ECHAlliance commented:

 "We have worked in Estonia for a number of years with the ECHAlliance Ecosystem there. We appreciate the impressive progress Estonia has made in eHealth over the past ten years. We are looking forward to working with Ain and his team to deliver a positive programme during the Estonian Presidency.”

 

 

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