eHealth Week 2011 revealed today the list of keynote speakers who will address delegates at the “eHealth World-Cup”, which is to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 10-12 May, 2011. Keynotes will be delivered by Albert-László Barabási, distinguished professor and Director at the Center of Complex Networks Research, Northeastern University and Department of Medicine, Harvard University; Prof. Eric Lepage, EPR Director at the Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP); Uwe Poettgen, Chief Information Officer at the Asklepios Hospital Group; and C. Martin Harris, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Information Officer at the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Madi Tiik, CEO, Estonian eHealth Foundation. On a political level keynote speeches will be held by Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, and Dr. Miklós Szócska, Minister of State for Health of the Hungarian Government in its role as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Registration is now open at www.ehealthweek.org with Early Bird rates available before April 1st, 2011.
EU Member States have agreed tu put in place the "eHealth Governance Initiative" to strenghen their cooperation in eHealth issues and a series of high level meetings (State Secretary and or Director General level) are taking place to agree on which areas such cooperation shall focus on. The next meeting will take place at the eHealth week.