Considering the pressing challenge of improving and protecting the health of an ageing population, ICTs offer the potential to provide high-quality and personalised medical services and improve the efficiency of our healthcare systems.
New smart health infrastructures for collaboration and exchange of data are being deployed on different scales (local, national, global), whereby a new paradigm of “networks of medical facilities” is emerging.
In the framework of the most recently launched EU-US Memorandum of understanding on Health IT, this dinner focused on opportunities for transatlantic cooperation to promote the benefits of eHealth for patients, healthcare systems and companies. Our guests presented a hands-on account of current and future e-health and telemedicine solutions, while at the same time provided an overview of the main obstacles encountered on the ground.
James Elles, MEP and EIF Co-Founder
Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft
Dr. Michael Wilks, Member and former President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors - CPME, Vice President British Medical Association, Chair eHealth Users' Stakeholder Group
Dr. John Williams, Associate Medical and Scientific Director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center