Interoperability Initiative for a European e-health area: A common umbrella for Interoperability related projects like I2-Health, TMA-Bridge, eHealth ERA, etc.
Presented at Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg.
Trans-National Interoperability in eHealth: Facing the Challenges and Overcoming the Barriers. Presents a coherent picture of interoperability in eHealth, with examples across the various types of services, and analyses of the challenges and roadblocks to eHealth implementation, identifying the gaps, and concretely recommending the way ahead. Our approach will be trans-national because our aim is that the various systems now being developed in the different countries and regions can communicate with each other; so that the solutions offered will also have a broad trans-national market for applications; that the European citizen, patient, health practicianer may receive and provide services across national borders. The presentations will link the broad topics such as technical standards and semantics with certification, accreditation, organisation, reimbursement and even cultural differences. The underlying philosophy is that unless the problems are viewed holistically and the approaches coordinated openly and trans-nationally, there will be little progress in this exciting and challenging arena.
This presentation was given by Dr. Stephan Schug, Manager of the EHTEL (European Health Telematics) Association at the Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg on April 6th, 2005.
Europe, Interoperability, Recommendations