Coalition of the willing
AER participated in a session organised by ECHAlliance on a new “Coalition of the Willing”. This digital health journey across Europe aims at speeding up the deployment of e-health in regions. Agneta Granström, President of the AER Committee on Social Policy and Public Health and leader of AER ehealth network presented the issues faced by europeans regions. When it comes to using ehealth to build a new, sustainable and patient-centered health system, which supports health innovation, leadership is key. Mrs Granström emphasized the need for change management, change leadership and an increased focus on improving digital literacy among leaders.
A week focused on empowerment & trust
The 2016 eHealth Week was organised by the Dutch Ministry of Health as part of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and HIMSS Europe. This year’s educational programme focused on three main themes: Empowering People, Trust & Standards and Social Innovation & Transition.
eHealth policies are changing. While policies have long mainly focused on institutions and IT systems, today the focus is shifting towards eHealth users. The people who are using eHealth are becoming increasingly involved in the discussion and being placed at the heart of eHealth policy-making.
Cooperation within AER
These are all areas in which AER regions have the opportunity to have impact and make change happen. This will enable a transformation of the health systems. In Amsterdam, representatives from the regions of Norrbotten and Noord Brabant discussed upcoming steps and actions within the AER e-he@lth network.
Accelerating digital health
The e-health week was also an opportunity to announce the 2017 edition of the Artic Light e-health Conference in Norrbotten, which will take place on 1-2 February 2017 in Luleå. The event will gather digital health professionals from across the globe in the arctic region of Norrbotten for two days of inspiration, networking and skill development.
Top-level politicians, digital health thought leaders, business innovators and ehealth professionals will meet to experience thought provoking keynotes on digital transformation. Don’t miss your chance to connect with peers to discuss digital’s potential to bridge health gaps, and develop tools to design better health for all.