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27/11/2013 - 17:51

Philips teaming up with regions to advance Integrated Care & Telehealth rollout in Europe

Last week I attended the Second Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. The conference brought together over 600 people from across Europe, all committed to work in partnership on solutions for our ageing society.

I was fascinated to see that, since 2011, different worlds grow closer together through this partnership: public buyers and private sellers of course, but also the ICT and health communities. I feel awareness is growing among health practitioners and governments that ICT is an enabler for the transformational shift they need to go through to keep the healthcare systems sustainable. But, at the same time, people start to realize that just throwing ICT at health issues will not