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eHealth Week 2012 København - dag 3

+++ 3:47 pm | Personal data: What to do with it and how? +++
As more and more patient data are available electronically, the need for legal and technical standards on how to use this data properly increases. “EHealth systems and the data they contain can enable patients and care givers to make better decisions about health and treatment”, said Joanna Groves, CEO of the International Alliance of Patient’s organizations (IAPO).The ultimate goal is to ensure privacy and still enable researchers to use the data for the public good.

+++ 2:23 pm | The epSOS project has gone live in 5 countries +++
But it cannot solve all interoperability problems on its own: “For cross border prescriptions, we need a common EU terminology for drugs”, said Anni Buhr of the DK National Board of eHealth, touching the so far unresolved issue of semantic interoperability

+++ 12:01 pm | Chronic patients: Reclaim your body! +++
The Danish Shared Medication Record and the European Renewing Health Project take ICT-assisted chronic care serious.“In Denmark, we are now performing the shift from an offline to an online healthcare system”, said Ivan Lund Pedersen, Liaison Officer at the Danish National Board of eHealth. The SMR gives access to a patient’s medication list both for doctors and for the patients. “Six months after the start of the project, there are 7000 patients and 5000 healthcare providers accessing the medication data each week”, said Pedersen.

+++ 11:04 am | Investments for an integrated electronic record +++
Kaiser Permanente-CEO George C.Halvorson: "We have invested 4bn US-$ for an integrated electronic record and estimate to save 5bn US-$ per year now."

+++ 10:47 am | Information and communication to improve acute medical care +++
The Finnish Telestroke Network offers assistance to hospitals that have to treat stroke patients but cannot provide a neurologist at night and on weekends. The telestroke consultations result in a high rate of successful thrombolysis treatments. Specialized stroke units offer the best chances for patients to survive a stroke without or with only minor disabilities.

+++ 09:22 am | Be clear and transparent, and don't go into too much detail. +++
This is what eHealth experts recommended to the European governments during EHTEL's Thought Leader Panel. Clemens-Martin Auer, coordinator of the eHealth governance initiative, asked for some understanding: For a leading bureaucrat, the primary goal of healthcare policy these days was to keep costs in check.

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Source: HealthTech Wire