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E-Health Forum (Athens, 12-14.05.2014)

The eHealth Forum 2014, taking place, in the context of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU, at Athens Concert Hall, aims at functioning as a platform for the exchange of experience and “best practices”, creating opportunities and challenges for dynamic partnerships and innovative synergies between local government, public, social and academic institutions and organizations representing patients and health professionals.

This 3-day event goes beyond - for the first time in Greece - the strict boundaries of the Health sector, aiming at highlighting and promoting the developmental side of Health.

Emphasis will be placed on digital applications in health as (a) an innovative reform tool; (b) as a new dimension in the cooperation between public authorities-regional administrations- the ICT industry, SMEs and the academic community, and (c) as a new model for the management of chronic diseases for integrated high quality care and a more active participation of patients and the elderly in active healthy ageing and independent living.

High-ranking government officials from Europe and the US, EU Commissioners, European Ministers, general directors of EU Directorates, national representatives from all European countries, representatives of international organizations and joint actions among public authorities, local government, representatives from industry and SMEs, institutions for the representation of patients, internationally respected experts in the field of the development of ICT applications for the Health sector, etc., are expected to honour the event with their presence.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg and Greek Health Minister Spyridon - Adonis Georgiadis will address the Forum at the opening.

For more information link to the Forum’s website:

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