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Monday, February 28, 2011

South East Europe Regional e-Health conference

South East Europe Regional e-Health conference - Bridging the gap, building the future
(Ljubljana - Slovenia 16-18 February 2011)

The Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD), together with Regional Cooperation Council and partners Microsoft, Siemens, Intel, SAP, Consalta co-organized the second regional eHealth conference of the CeGD eGovernance Academy 2011 series, entitled SEeHealth: Bridging the Gap, building the Future. The event, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 16th to 18th of February, featured 24 prominent speakers from 11 European countries.

The event brought together 81 participants from 15 European countries (Albania,Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Kosovo,Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey and the United Kingdom). The main objective of the event was to provide the participants with the knowledge, cases and solutions, which may be of assistance to their countries and organisations in creating modern ICT supported health care, which will be able to tackle the prevailing demographic, economic and social issues burdening all health care systems in Europe.

E-Health can improve access to healthcare and boost the quality and effectiveness of the services offered. E-Health describes the application of information and communications technologies across the whole range of functions that affect the health sector. When combined with organizational changes and the development of new skills, e-Health can help to deliver better care for less money within citizen-centred health delivery systems. It thus responds to the major challenges that the health sector – which employs 9% of Europe’s workforce – is currently facing.

The SEE Health Network opportunities in the area were presented by Mr Nand Shani, Expert on Economic and Social Development, Regional Cooperation Council.

You can read or download a copy of the presentation here.
You can read or download a copy of the conference report here.