This workshop will review information technology (IT) management issues with a core focus on eHealth. It is geared to two sets of people â€“ those with a particular interest in eHealth but also those with a general interest in public services and their use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Especially welcome are health service managers and executives, public sector officials, civil servants, ICT managers, designers and implementers.
To look at a set of interesting good practices in the eHealth field - providing some lessons learned and ideas on IT â€“ with a particular focus on the management of implementation and change in relation to IT.
The workshop will be facilitated by eHealth experts, and will be introduced by an official from the European Commission DG Information Society and Media ICT for Health Unit. A visionary overview will be given by a set of keynote speakers from the sector, followed by a brief presentation of each of three cases. The workshop will then be divided into three breakout sessions in which each case is explored in detail. A number of core issues and questions will be discussed throughout the day. As an attendee, you are encouraged to â€˜bring your own caseâ€™ and experiences, and to share these with other participants. Submission of your case to the ePractice website in advance of the workshop is especially welcomed.
Three different eHealth cases
Three cases have been chosen to provide a broad view of how IT is changing the health landscape. Alternative views are given from the community â€“ citizen/patient level; the institutional, hospital level; and the clinical, medical level. All three are concentrated on the issue of care-at-a-distance through telemedicine: one with a view on continuity of care; one with an orientation towards good patient case management; and the other which manages the analysis of digital (radiological) images over distance and through time. This approach should allow the review of different management questions in the specific settings and yet maintain a focus on issues which are currently of considerable importance to the European Commission, such as telemedicine.
Five key questions
A core set of questions with regard to the management of eHealth and IT implementation will be discussed:
- Start-up and preparation: how was the initiative developed, the technology chosen and taken up, and the preparation of implementation launched?
- Leadership and governance: who was and now is leading the introduction, how are decisions taken, how is IT represented on the corporate board?
- Team and processes: who is participating in the implementation, how is continuous improvement managed, who is responsible?
- Resistances encountered (if any): which groups were most resistant (if at all), how was overcoming any such resistance managed ?
- Lessons learned: what are the major lessons learned from the experience, what could have been done differently?
Fees & Registration
Registration is now closed
Attendance is free of charge. If you are not yet an ePractice member, before signing up for the workshop you need to register
We recommend the following hotel where special prices have been agreed; when reserving please mention that you will attend the ePractice workshop organised at IESE Business School:
Hotel Abba Gardens
C/ Santa Rosa, 33 (next to Children Hospital St Joan de Deu). 08950 Barcelona
Tlf. +34 93 503 54 54
Fax. +34 93 503 54 55
Hotel Sansi Pedralbes
Av. Pearson 1-3. 08034 Barcelona
Tlf. + 34 93 206 38 80
Fax. +34 93 206 38 81
On Sunday 8 June, from 19.30 on, all workshop participants are invited to join us for a welcome drink at Mirabe, in a reception sponsored by Oracle.
C/ Manuel Arnus, 2
(at the end of Avda Tibidabo)
Tel +34 93 434 00 35