In areas involving multiple stakeholders, communication is important to avoid misunderstandings and improve collaboration & co-creation
This is the absolutely the case of e-health! While this health innovation area involves many different kinds of activities and stakeholders, it is still often difficult to generate common understanding. it is therefore urgent to create opportunities for genuine discussion and sharing of experiences. In an ever changing environment, bringing stakeholders together is fundamental to let ideas develop and cooperation happen.
AER is proud of the success of the event it organised on December 1st in Brussels, “E-health: let’s find a common language!” together with Brussels Capital region and partner networks. The objective was to increase collaboration and improve communication among stakeholders, beginning at the regional level. Results were very positive. The format was developped in a way to maximise experience sharing and mutual learning. This event managed to bring together companies and organisations working on e-health via group discussions, enhancing the participation and the exchange of ideas.
Don’t stop the music
In order to allow for the discussion to continue and for participants to be able to connect with organisations which were present on the spot here is a short introduction on some of them:
Uw Compaan ( www.uwcompaan.be ) provides an out-of-the box computer tablet for grandparents: this simple-to-use tablet makes it easy to communicate with friends and family, to read the news and to use medical applications. It is our mission to bridge the digital divide & connect generations and our vision to create a society where seniors can remain longer actively healthy and independently.
St. Jude Medical is a global medical device company committed to providing innovations that embrace eHealth solutions to tackle the challenges of an ageing society, so more people can live longer, healthier lives. Our approach is to provide comprehensive solutions to improve patient outcomes, maximise operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
TRAINM (Technologies, Robotics and Innovative NeuroModulation), an innovative technology-based neuro-rehabilitation center in Antwerp, Belgium, is the first and only outpatient neuro rehabilitation center to offer patients personalized high intensity therapies by a team of doctors and therapists, coupled with non-invasive brain stimulation, neurotechnology, virtual reality, neuro gaming, artificial intelligence and robotics to enable better recoveries for patients than is otherwise possible.
CORAL is an European network of regions collaborating in the field of Ambient Assisted Living and Active and Healthy Ageing. Through a process of open innovation to solve the barriers implementing AAL and AHA solutions and services. CORAL focuses on regional policies about Active and Healthy Ageing and Ambient Assisted Living.
Our health and care systems needs more than new technologies; they also need innovative practices, where technology is only an enabler e.g. for new care process, new services. The biggest challenge they face is scaling them up or transposing them from one place to another one, from one health and care system to another one. This is about managing the change, adapting existing business models, engaging citizens and professionals. Collaborative tools and methods as well as capacities need to be built for scaling-up innovation in healthcare. This is urgent and the EHTELconnect service offering is our contribution to address this challenge.
European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA) is a network of local and regional health authorities. EUREGHA was created on January 30th 2006 following an opinion of the Committee regarding patient mobility and open coordination on health quality care. EUREGHA aims to create synergies between regional and local authorities and EU stakeholders in the field of health issues with a very simple but important focus: working together for more sustainable and efficient health care systems.
The ALEC 2017 event on 1-2 February will be an opportunity to further improve the dialogue between stakeholders. AER will in particular moderate a workshop on tapping into social capital and the engagement of carers and patients in integrated care systems.