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Patient empowerment supported by semantic social media and assistive health services

T 012, 28/09/2010 (09:00-10:30)

Technologically enhanced patient empowerment (TEPE) can boost patients’ ability to control their health issues.

The importance of TEPE, especially in relation to chronic diseases and their management, underlines why such empowerment must be incorporated into the patient's daily life and why advanced technological systems for TEPE are crucial. These future systems include assistive health services to monitor individual health status and activities, personal health records for maintaining their electronic and lifelong health history, and semantic social media that allow patients to manage their social relationships. All interested parties, such as providers of healthcare and technological systems, are invited to develop ideas and pilot projects for public healthcare applications and services. Together with e-health experts, they will also assess the potential and risks of TEPE.

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Coordinator: Andrea MULRENIN (Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, ISR, Austria)

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Massimo FELICI, 30/07/2010 11:33

Interesting topic for a networking session, I will be interested to be informed about any follow-up activities


Milon GUPTA, 11/08/2010 10:22

Patient empowerment via e-health applications is crucial for improving the treatment of patients with chronic diseases and for curing Europe's ailing healthcare systems. There are still plenty of technical and non-technical challenges to be addressed for technology enhanced patient empowerment to happen on a broader scale. Thus, this session is highly relevant, particularly in view of FP7 Call 7, Objectives 5.1 and 5.3. I hope this session will be used for fruitful discussions on new research topics rather than for presenting results of ongoing projects.


Alexandru STAN, 13/08/2010 19:33

I suppose HCI is a critical factor for TEPE to become a success


George MILIS, 03/09/2010 14:32

Will try to be there.


Elisa MORON LOPEZ, 08/09/2010 10:37

I will be there


Dimitris KYRIAZANOS, 20/09/2010 13:11

Will be there. Any news from the coordinator on how they debate will be organised? Will we have a chance to present slides? Previous experience anyone? Thank you


Giuseppe FRANGIAMONE, 23/09/2010 12:00

We are a SME interesting into this topic. We have done a lot of work related to patient clinical and non clinical information treatment and correlation. I'll be there.


Théo BONDOLFI, 23/09/2010 21:39

Great proposal guys, we'll join.

We wish to contribue to new project, mostly in training expertise and dissemination. We base our expertise on the eHOSPITAL project we took part in 2006-2008. This project won a EU award for innovation Maybe we can present briefly during the session how we succeeded and how this can help for your new researchs & applications.

See you soon :-)


Alex SHANI, 27/09/2010 13:45

YubiTech is a highly innovative SME dealing with research, development and implementation of Mobile Extension to the legacy Client-Server service systems. By using an innovative technology of Object Based Virtualization (OBV) and an easy to use tool of linking PC Client UI into the Mobile Extension users of Mobile Phone can manage and control their information systems (ERP, GIS, CRM, HomeGrown apps etc.). YubiTech technology can be used for the Controlling front end any health systems. ICT2010 attendees are welcome to call me on for further information and common projects


Peter RACSKO, 27/09/2010 14:06

It is a really innovative project, I think crossborder applications, authentication of patients and health data access and tracking of data during the patients lifetime might be also of interest.


Kia TEYMOURIAN, 27/09/2010 22:56

I will be there


Manrique LOPEZ, 28/09/2010 01:56

I will be there, of course!


Ilias LAMPRINOS, 28/09/2010 06:41

Merging patient assistive solutions such as web based PHRs and EHR with social media is a really interesting approach towards patient empowerment. We are developing a PHR solution with diverse access means (i-TV, mobile) and would be interested in contributing in a related project. Will be there.


Trond KNUDSEN, 28/09/2010 09:38

Sorry I could not join. However, we'll follow up on the promissing introductions. We also point to the support of future of internet, specifically social networking within health in our national R&I support programme: . Next call will also include support of Public Sector Managed Innovation Projects, more is coming here soon: www.rcn./fifos.


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