Barcelona (ES) - 15/03/10 - 18/03/10
e-Health Ministerial Conference
The eHealth Ministerial Conference 2010 is jointly organised by the Spanish presidency of the European Union and the European Commission, with the cooperation of the Government of Catalonia and the TicSalut Foundation.
With the motto: “eHealth for sustainable healthcare: global changes through local actions”, this eighth edition of the ehealth ministerial conference acknowledges the urgent perspective of a rapidly ageing European society, the lack of prevention and prediction of illnesses, the growing demand for quality attention, the lack of electronic health and the interoperability of the systems (nationally and internationally).
Increased life expectancy and the consequent increase in the prevalence of chronic illnesses pose serious challenges to the sustainability of the national health systems. The conference will present how and why on-line health may be the solution to facing this world challenge.
At the event, the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is presenting its reserch activities and results.