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ePractice event: eHealth & Equity in the Global Health Communities

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Location: Brussels (Belgium)
Date: 15 December 2011

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Expected participants:
Yes, participation has no cost
Yes, (event with unrestricted attendance)


The event ‘eHealth and Equity in the Global Health Communities’ is an initiative of the eHealth Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission and will take place in Brussels, on  15 December at European Commission premises.

The potential of eHealth to help strengthen health systems and to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of care was recognized by the World Health Assembly in its resolution on eHealth in 2005. In addition, eHealth should improve health equity as a consequence of the ease of access to information and health services.

The workshop will seek answers to questions such as:

  • What types of disparities does this ease of access minimize or exacerbate?
  • How are health systems and their governance influenced by these eHealth solutions, policies and practices?
  • What evidence is there to strengthen activities and programmes that support local, regional, national and global health communities?

We particularly seek experiences and lessons learnt in low-resource settings including contributors from developing countries.

This workshop will act as a means of dissemination of the key findings to high-level decision-makers; as a promoter of stronger commitment on eHealth interoperability and its wider application at global level and as a preparatory forum for selecting issues to present at the forthcoming World Health Assembly.

Provided they address the theme of the workshop, speakers are free to propose their own topics. An indicative (but not exhaustive) list is given below.

  • Interoperability as a means of achieving equity in healthcare
  • The role of the professionals involved in telemedicine and remote care in reducing inequities
  • Using eHealth to widen access to information: does this promote equity in low resource areas?
  • Managing Electronic Health Records for equity in care
  • eHealth systems for “care at home”: bypassing age and distance discrimination
  • Cross-border eHealth services: can they enhance equity in care?

Deadlines to remember:

• Summary (1 page max) & 7 .ppt slides: 18 November 2011

• Speaker confirmation: 25 November 2011

• Finalised presentations: 2 December 2011

• Publication of event proceedings: end of January 2012


To register for this event please create an ePractice account at http://www.epractice.eu/en/user/register if you are not a current member.
Subsequently, kindly login and once you are in this page click the yellow button that reads 'Participate in this event' to activate your registration. ePractice members can simply login and click on the same page as described above.

Submission of summaries/presentation slides:

To be considered for a speaker placement kindly submit a summary of one page and four presentation slides of your intended presentation to events@eurodyn.com.

Regarding your summary, please download and complete the 'Proposal form' that may be found in the ‘Presentation and documents’ section below.
Final presentations should not exceed 7 presentation slides and should be concise and factual. The main point of your presentation is to briefly inform about the project/initiative and encourage participation, questions and overall discussion.


This workshop is all about networking. A few selected speakers will set the scene with a 15 minute presentation and the rest of the programme will be dedicated to roundtable discussions and networking purposes.


Please, direct all queries for the above events@eurodyn.com. The event coordinator will assist you promptly.



eHealth & Equity in the Global Health Communities
Thursday 15 December 2011

09:00-09:30 Registration
 SESSION eHealth enhances equity in healthcare & services at local, regional, national & global levels
09:30-09:45Introduction & Welcome by the European Commission
European Commission, DG INFSO

Chair of session:
Gisele Roesems-Kerremans,
Deputy Head of Unit, ICT for Health Unit, DG INFSO

Global impact of eHealth - Joan Dzenowagis, WHO

Economic impact of eHealth - Elettra Ronchi, OECD

Regional & National impact of eHealth - Adrienn Fekó & Magdolna Sass,
ICEG European Center

Ageing well with ICT from local to global level - Maria Mercè Rovira Regàs & Víctor Torres Padrosa, University of Girona


                                Coffee break & Networking

11:30-12:00   Chair of the session:
Canice Nolan, Senior Coordinator for Global Health, DG SANCO

Keynote Speech: Engaging the US Roundtable on Health Disparities:
Can Health IT promote Health Equity & Patient-Centered Care?
James Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente

 SESSION Efforts to support equity through eHealth

                                            Chair of the session:
          Walter Seidel, EuropeAid, D4 Health Sector, DG DEVCO

Towards renal health equity: The ISN GO programs
Bogdan Ene-Iordache, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

Mobile Phone Revolution in Africa & New Challenges for developing mHealth
Dusan Soltes, Comenius University
 The Challenges and potential benefit of mobile diabetes
management in the Middle East & MENA Regions

Robert Istepanian, Kingston University
  eLearning & mLearning for health care workers in Ghana
Christopher Beyere, Ministry of Health, Ghana
Thomas Erkert, Health Care Information Technology for Africa Initiative
Karsten Gareis, Empirica
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break
 SESSION Debate Session: Disparities? How to tackle them?

                                                 Chair of the session:
                   Francisca Garcia Lizana, Policy Officer, END, DG INFSO

 3TU, Centre for Ethics & Technology, Twente University - Mark Coeckelbergh
GE Healthcare - Paul Cload
EFN- Paul De Raeve
CEN TC251Health Informatics - Robert Stegwee
COCIR - Nicole Denjoy
Kaiser Permanente - James Ferguson
WHO - Joan Dzenowagis
OECD - Elettra Ronchi
European Patients Forum (EPF), International Alliance of Patients (IAPO) -
Organisations- Robert Johnstone

16:45–17:00 Concluding remarks

How to get there


European Commission premises

Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160, Brussels
Room: BU25 0/S1

Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160, Brussels
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