eHealth: Need for a Global Vision and Approach

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eHealth: Need for a Global Vision and Approach

  1. 1. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India eHealth: Need for a Global Vision and Approach F. Lievens1,2 , M. Jordanova3,4 1 Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer of International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), Switzerland 2 Director, Med-e-Tel, Belgium, lievens@skynet.be 3 Space Technology & Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria 4 Education Program Coordinator, Med-e-Tel, mjordan@bas.bg 1
  2. 2. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India 2 Universal Global • Health is an UNIVERSAL right • eHealth requires a GLOBAL approach
  3. 3. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India eHealth eHealth is the use of the information and communication technologies (ICT) for health (Editorial, JISfTeH, Vol 1, No 2, 2013, pp. 52-53) Fisk MJ. The Emerging Evidence for …www.medetel.lu/download/2010/parallel_sessions/presentation/day2/The_Emerging_Evidence.pdf 3
  4. 4. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Relies on IT achievements and Connectivity Infrastructure March 22,1905 W. Einthoven tele-ECG, Dumanskyy et al. 2013 April 2011, ECG Patch – Monitoring Patients 24/7, Dinesen et al., Med-e-Tel 2011 Within a Century Developes from Casuistic to Practice 4
  5. 5. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India • Quick, timely high quality affordable healthcare for all, everywhere, at any time • Overcoming shortage of healthcare staff and funding • Optimization of patient care • Optimization of the work of medical staff • Enhancing preventive care • Protecting human rights • Educating and thus empowering citizens • … Promises Source”eHealth is Worth it: The economic benefits of implemented eHealth solutions at 10 European sites (2006) www.ehealth-impact.org/ 5 The fulfillment of these promises requires an approach at global level
  6. 6. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Nowadays eHealth is able to provide healthcare everywhere and reach those that are in need on land, at sea or in the air Solutions for remote areas, Russia Reaching under-served and isolated areas, Brazil Web and SMS-servers for safe motherhood program and in-house training of personnel - Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia Virtual education Supporting wound care VR and treatment of phobias Telerehabilitation of articulation disorders of children All illustrations are from Med-e-Tel, www.medetel.eu 6
  7. 7. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India With so many applications and solutions all over the world, having a global vision on eHealth development and achievements is a must! Source: http://tequilabattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/316416_10150341224833805_1402871151_n.jpg 7
  8. 8. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India ISfTeH is THE International Federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders and exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide ISfTeH is THE International Federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders and exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide www.isfteh.org 8
  9. 9. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Activities: •Promoting & Supporting Telemedicine/eHealth activities around the globe •Incubating & Assisting the start-up of new national organizations •Networking & Scientific Platform •Annual International Events •Supporting member countries in the field of Telemedicine and eHealth •Strategy & Policies •Regulations & Standards •Business Model & Reimbursement •Education & Training •… Worldwide Membership (79 countries – August 2013) 9
  10. 10. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Communication Tools • Website www.isfteh.org • Discussion Forum (on the website) • ISfTeH Newsletter (quarterly) • ISfTeH e-Journal • National eHealth Strategies • Australia • Ghana • Kenya • Rwanda • Scotland • South Africa • Sweden 10
  11. 11. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India ISfTeH Working Groups • Education and e-Journal • eHealth Economics • Medical- and Bio-Informatics • Open Source • Students • Junior Doctors • Tele-Nursing • Tele-Odontology • Tele-Ophtalmology • Women and eHealth – WoW • Good Practice Models • e-Portuguese • e-Hispanic Tele-ophtalmology in action (www.medetel.eu, 2013) Dental cross 11
  12. 12. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Annual Event: Med-e-Tel The International Educational and Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT, www.medetel.eu Knowledge Resource Center Download for free!>3700 abstracts, papers and PPT Per year Per countryPer topic Evidence based 12
  13. 13. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India ISfTeH Meetings • 18th ISfTeH International Conference, Takamatsu, Japan October 17-20, 2013 • Med-e-Tel, Luxembourg, G.D. of Luxembourg, April 9-11, 2014 • 19th ISfTeH International Conference, Paris, France, October 16, 2014 13
  14. 14. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India www.isfteh.org www.medetel.eu 14 Sometimes, it is just as important to know where to go for available information as to receive the exact information itself and many more…
  15. 15. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Past Present and Future 15
  16. 16. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India 16 • There is no way back! • The future of eHealth does not evolve between two parallel lines. It evolves between two permanently enlarging axes, meaning that, as we speak, the scope becomes broader and the potential increases day by day. • Let’s hope that eHealth will grow in such a controlled way that, maybe within 10-20-50 years, there will be no more need to talk about it, as it will have melted entirely in the common practice of medicine and health policies! • But never forget: it is all about the Patient/Citizen!!!!!
  17. 17. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India 17 Join Hands Across the Globe
  18. 18. 4th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 6th – 7th Sep. 2013 Hyderabad, India Thank You! 18

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