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Arctic Light eHealth Conference 2014

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The Arctic Light eHealth Conference (3-6 February 2014) will be about the patient as a knowledgeable and active co-partner in care. Politicians, business leaders and experts of EU-funded innovation projects will convene to discuss the healthcare of the future.
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Date: 
From 03/02/2014 to 06/02/2014
Venue: 
Kiruna, Sweden

Themes on the agenda are:

  • The co-creative and empowered patient;
  • Change management and change leadership in a changing world;
  • Innovative thinking for delivering improved care;
  • Healthcare services in a new town.

Keynote opening speaker will be the President of the Republic of Estonia, Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Also Paul Timmers (Director Sustainable & Secure Society of DG CONNECT, European Commission) will attend and speak about increased accesibility and co-creativity - a  governence perspective:

  • What does the future eHealth scenery look like from a person-centred perspective?
  • Background and strategies for the coming EU program period;
  • Which services could we expect on European level?

Telehealth pilot results

The EU innovation projects working on telehealth United4Health and Renewing Health will share their experiences and project results at the conference.

Renewing Health performed a large scale telemedicine pilot in 9 European regions and will speak about the achievements of the telemonitoring services for 3,332 chronic patients. United4Health wants to use these results to deploy telehealth in real life for 13,000 patients across Europe.

Technology for active and healthy ageing

There will also be a lot to be heard on technology for active and healthy ageing: The EU-funded AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) project will give a presentation and  the European Engaged Community will be holding its (free of charge) mid-term event on 6 February. It will be an interactive session on a sustainable mechanism for sharing innovative solutions between stakeholders in the future.

More info and registration for the conference: www.nll.se