EUROPEAN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE

Foto: On stage - Annika Nowak, EU Commissioner’s office for Health and Food Safety; © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
Foto: EHC stage with lecturers and confenerence participants; © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
Foto: EHC participants; © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Focal Topic 2017:
"Chances and Challenges of E-Health"

The 4th EUROPEAN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE (EHC) takes place as part of MEDICA 2017 and the 40th German Hospital Day on 16 November 2017 in the Congress Center Düsseldorf East (CCD East). The EHC will address different political, medical and economic topics from across all of Europe. The event is dedicated to the topic “Chances and Challenges of E-Health”. 

Andrzej Rys, Director General of the Directorate SANTE of the European Commission, will present the European Commission’s “E-Health Action Plan 2012 – 2020”. High-ranking speakers from the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE), the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) and the Association of European Hospital Physicians (AEMH) will give lively comments on that.
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Date: 16 November 2017 (Thursday)

Venue: Congress Center Düsseldorf East
Foto: EHC participants; © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann Foto: EHC-Teilnehmer; © Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Beyond this, national E-Health-Concepts from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland will be presented, followed by concrete examples of implementation of individual E-Health-Solutions in Hospitals.

Approximately 120 top decision-makers from Europe’s hospitals are expected to attend. All presentations will be translated simultaneously into English, French and German. Conference time: 10.00 h – 16.30 h.

Agenda of the EHC 2017

Foto: Andrzej Rys, Director, Directorate General SANTE, European Commission

Andrzej Rys
Director, Directorate General SANTE, European Commission

Foto: Gerry O’Dwyer, President EAHM

Gerry O’Dwyer
President EAHM

Foto: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, Madam President HOPE

Eva Weinreich-Jensen
Madam President HOPE

Foto: João de Deus, MD President AEMH

João de Deus
MD President AEMH

10.00 h – 12.00 h: Morning Session

European Strategy

10.00 h – 10.10 h
Welcome
Session Chair: Gerry O’Dwyer, President EAHM


10.10 h – 10.40 h
E-Health Action Plan 2012 – 2020 of the European Commission
Andrzej Rys, Director, Directorate General SANTE, European Commission

10.40 h – 11.25 h
Stakeholders’ Positions with respect to the Action Plan

10.40 h: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, Madam President HOPE
10.55 h: Joao de Deus, MD President AEMH
11.10 h: Heinz Kölking, Past President EAHM

11.25 h – 12.00 h
Discussion
Chair: Heinz Kölking, Past President EAHM

Greetings

Foto: Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety

Digital health solutions offer many opportunities to patients as they enable them to manage their health more easily, more closely and more accurately. In other words, E-Health increases patient empowerment. For healthcare systems, digital health solutions mean more efficiency and the delivery of quality healthcare. However, to reap the full benefits of E-Health we must ensure concrete interoperability of health systems and assure our citizens that the privacy of their health data will be protected.

The European Commission works with Member States to ensure patients can transfer their medical record electronically when receiving healthcare in another country and use e-prescriptions when travelling abroad.

The recently launched European Reference Networks for rare, low prevalence or complex diseases will illustrate the benefits of E-Health solutions for patients in a concrete manner. These networks will use telemedicine and IT tools to connect medical specialists across countries and disciplines so they can review patients‘ diagnosis and treatment. This way, the medical knowledge and expertise travel rather than the patients.

I wish you a successful conference!

Vytenis Andriukaitis
European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety

Foto: Heinz Kölking, Past President EAHM

Heinz Kölking
Past President EAHM

Foto: Tomas Lithner, Director for National Healthcare Services, Sweden

Tomas Lithner
Director for National Healthcare Services, Sweden

Foto: Adrian Schmid, Director, eHealth Suisse, Switzerland

Adrian Schmid
Director, eHealth Suisse, Switzerland

Foto: Andreas Grode, Head of Innovation, Society for telematics applications, Germany

Andreas Grode
Head of Innovation, Society for telematics applications, Germany

13.30 h – 16.30 h: Afternoon Session

National E-Health Strategies

13.30 h – 13.35 h
Introduction
Session Chair: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, Madam President HOPE


13.35 h – 14.55 h
Specific national E-Health Concepts

13.35 h: Swedish concept
Tomas Lithner, Director for National Healthcare Services, Sweden

13.55 h: Swiss concept
Adrian Schmid, Director, eHealth Suisse, Switzerland

14.15 h: German concept
Andreas Grode, Head of Innovation, Society for telematics applications, Germany

14.35 h: Danish concept
Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO, Sundhed, Denmark

14.55 h – 15.40 h
Specific examples for the implementation of the E-Health-Concept

14.55 h: Spanish concept
Arturo Romero Gutiérrez, Deputy Direction on Information Systems and Evaluation, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain (HOPE)

15.10 h: Portuguese concept
Henrique Martins, MD, CEO, SPMS.EPE, Portuguese Ministry of Health, Portugal (AEMH)

15.25 h: German concept
Peter Asché, CEO, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany (EAHM)

15.40 h – 16.10 h
Discussion
Session Chair: Eva Weinreich-Jensen, Madam President HOPE

16.10 h – 16.30 h
Conclusion
Dr. Erich Theo Merholz, Vice-President AEMH

Foto: Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO, Sundhed, Denmark

Morten Elbæk Petersen
CEO, Sundhed, Denmark

Foto: Henrique Martins, MD, CEO, SPMS.EPE, Portuguese Ministry of Health, Portugal (AEMH)

Henrique Martins
MD, CEO, SPMS.EPE, Portuguese Ministry of Health, Portugal (AEMH)

Foto: Peter Asché, CEO, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany (EAHM)

Peter Asché
CEO, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany (EAHM)

Foto: Dr. Erich Theo Merholz, Vice-President AEMH

Dr. Erich Theo Merholz
Vice-President AEMH

The supporting programme

At the conference on 16 November 2017 our guests will be served a lunch.

In preparation of the conference, we would like to warmly invite you to our evening event on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at a fascinating Düsseldorf location: Maxhaus. The former monastery is directly located in the attractive and lively city center of Düsseldorf. Painstakingly rebuilt, today the impressive building shows both – historic and modern architectural features and it is a unique place to hold special events. Besides the extraordinary surroundings, culinary delectables await you at the evening event.

Address: Maxhaus, Schulstraße 11, 40213 Düsseldorf

Participation Fees

Foto: Hand holding an eTicket in a barcode scanner
(eTickets available from August)
  • EHC 1-Day Ticket with Early Bird Discount
    (until 14 Sept. 2017) :  115,00 €

  • EHC 1-Day Ticket 
    (from 15 Sept. 2017) : 165,00 €

The participation fee includes the following services: participation in the evening event on Wednesday, 15 Nov. 2017, and in the conference on Thursday, 16 Nov. 2017 (trade fair ticket and lunch included).

Contact

For questions concerning EHC, please contact our office:

Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH
Conference Management 
Nina Dilly
Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-984

Organizer

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Gesellschaft Deutscher Krankenhaustag mbH (GDK)
Society of German Hospital Day 
Haus der Ärzteschaft, Tersteegenstr. 9, 40474 Düsseldorf

Sponsoring Associations

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