Electronic healthcare for the 21st century (eHealth 2008)

Venue: City University, London EC1

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2008
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It is our pleasure to announce this event at the City University, London between the 8th and 9th of September, 2008. This event is devoted to analyze the role that eHealth will play in the delivery of healthcare records across the globe.

Today's advancement of eHealth products and applications and their wider level of implementation along several countries across the globe has made the policy makers and other stakeholders to assess carefully future developments, taking into account the need to build seamless information exchange networks across regions and countries. eHealth developments are improving the right of access to quality healthcare regardless of their personal condition and geographical location, allowing the selection of the appropriate health resource from anywhere at any time. Far from restricting growth, the drive in standardization in individual countries is stimulating take-up and new products. Taking an overall view, as more IT vendors comply with government regulation, the systems integrate better and customers and clients receive more efficient products.

Rigid standards also encourage new companies to supply equipment and software to the market, as not only do they not have to design specific systems for each country but also government funds may, in some case, be available for development. This is particularly true for North American healthcare IT companies, which have previous experience complying with regulations in their home continent. The different tracks and sessions of the Conference will favor the dissemination of results of research and technological innovation and allow the exchange of eHealth experiences between the various countries and regions, facilitating the definition of health and technology strategies and policies.

This Conference is organized as a meeting point for telecare product vendors, policy makers, government ministers, academics, clinicians and all those involved in electronic & mobile health, to examine and to share ideas contributing to the advancement of telecare into the 21st century.

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