Networked Health Care
Dr. Marie-Catherine Beuscart Zéphir holds a PhD in cognitive psychology. She founded the Evalab, a usability lab dedicated to e-health and technologies for healthcare at the academic hospital of Lille. Her research interests include Human Factors Engineering and usability for health technologies and e-health, applied to applications like Computerized Order –Entry (CPOE), Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), Patient Record systems (EPR/EHR) and homecare systems. Dr. Beuscart-Zéphir co-chair the IMIA WG and EFMI WG on Human (and Organizational) Factors.
Her keynote at MIE2011 is titled: Human Factors and Usability for complex Health Information Technologies: Why do you care?
Ms. Susanna Palkonen is the Vice President of the European Patients’ Forum EPF and Executive Officer of European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA). She has been involved in patient organisations in Finland and Brussels for 15 years. She is a Member of the User Advisory Board of the Renewing Health project from the EC ICT Policy Support Programme. She is involved in a number of Patient and Consumer issues on the European Scene.
Her keynote at MIE2011 is titled: New patient – new technologies, new networks.
Professor Stephen Kay has been actively engaged in international standards development since 1987. He is a consultant on Health Informatics Standardisation and an honorary professor at the University of Salford in the UK. The relationship between research and standardisation within Health informatics has always fascinated him, and his research in Electronic Health Records, user centred design, narrative and story telling intertwines with standardising data interchange, understanding clinical communication architectures, and developing information models. He is the convenor of both CEN TC251 working group 1 on Information Models and ISO TC215 working group 1 on Data Structures; both have an emphasis upon conceptual modelling, service frameworks, and with electronic health records’ specifications.
His keynote at MIE2011 is titled: The Usability (or not) of Health Informatics Standards
Ms. Kirsten Haaland is a senior researcher at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology in the Netherlands. She is a member of the Collaborative Creativity Group (CCG), a leading research group on open source software, open content, and collaborative creativity and innovation. She has extensive project experience, including FLOSSIMPACT focusing on open source on innovation and competitiveness of the European Union, the EU-funded “Free/libre/Open source software metrics and benchmarking study (FLOSSMetrics)” and the “QUALity in Open Source Software” (QualOSS) project. As an economist her responsibilities covers socio-economic analysis, such as business models and strategies, and community dynamics.
Her keynote at MIE2011 is titled: Mastering Open Source Software challenges in a niche market
Dr. Camilla Stoltenberg is MD and holds a PhD in epidemiology. She serves as Deputy Director General at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health with responsibility for strategic development of health registries. She serves as deputy chair for Biobank Norway (2010-2015). Her research is in perinatal and genetic epidemiology, studying causes of birth defects, stillbirth and infant death, consanguinity, health in immigrant populations, and social inequality in health. She is also principal investigator of Biobanks for Health in Norway (Biohealth), which comprises health data and blood samples from nearly 500,000 individuals. She is currently involved in a number of scientific research and strategic projects and committees nationally and internationally, most of them involving birth cohorts, registries and large population based biobanks.
Her keynote at MIE2011 is titled: When the whole population contributes to knowledge. On health registries in Norway.
Professor Nick Barber holds a PhD in clinical pharmacology, and is currently joint Chair of the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, School of Pharmacy, University of London. Professor Barber’s areas of research focus on the good and the bad with respect to medicines, society and the individual, and the role that pharmacy plays. The major portion of this work is in the area of the risks of using medicines incorrectly – by patients (nonadherence) or by professionals (medication errors). Professor Barber is particularly interested in the assessment of the use of technology to reduce errors, and in the development and evaluation of services to reduce errors and to improve adherence.
His keynote at MIE2011 is titled: Envisioning the patient, medicines, technology triad.
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME HIGLIGHTS
Healthcare Information Standards for Active Aging:
State of Play for Patient Summaries
Abstract. This contribution to the invitational track will discuss challenges for interoperability, technology and standards related to patient summaries. An unfolding user story of a health-illness trajectory of an elderly women hampered by chronic disease with an acute episode will frame the discussion, to elaborate critical aspects where information sharing is necessary. The contributors will discuss technological, organizational and professional challenges to provide support for active aging. In particular, potentials of interoperability standards and emerging solutions to deliver patient summaries. Strategic and operational initiatives, by HL7, GS1, EFMI and others; may augment integration across levels and strands wider, and therefore the discussion will point to potentials to 1) ensuring sustainability of healthcare systems; 2) delivering quality of care and contribute to desired patient outcomes; 3) unlocking the market for innovative interoperable solutions based on standards; thus supporting the EU digital agenda key actions on standards and innovation.
The track is supported by HL7 and GS1 in collaboration with FDH.
Future Health Services Infrastructure
Organized by FDH in collaboration with Siemens, Imatis, HP, Tieto, Sonitor
In this invitational track five companies that are active at the market for Health Information Systems, discuss their vision on how the future services infrastructure for supporting clinical work could look like. They take a starting point in their current product developments. The presentations of the five companies will be followed by plenary discussion.
EU Workshop 30. August – EU 7th and 8th Framework Program and partnering
The Objective of the initiative is to prepare the institutions, companies and researchers for the last calls in the EU 7th Framework Program, and inform of what we can expect in the 8th Framework Program within the fields of eHealth and Medical Technology research and innovation. We will also facilitate speed dating, one2one meetings and lay the fundament for future EU-application consortiums and partnerships.
Siemens Healthcare will demonstrate innovative new solutions and ideas for process support for the Healthcare continuum that will enable healthcare professionals to perform earlier diagnosis, and start treatment at an earlier stage. DocuLive EPR provide support to the complex clinical workflow in hospitals and increase effiency of health care. DocuLive is a superior, secure, flexible and user-friendly tool that will raise the standard of quality in the treatment process. UltraGenda support scheduling of appointments in increasingly fragmented, highly specialized and complex service organizations. syngo.share is a versatile multimedia and general purpose medical archive packed with a universal viewing solution, managing a vast array of clinical data.
European Convergence Workshops
The Second European Convergence Workshop to build a European health Interoperability Platform will address Opportunities and challenges for convergence of Semantics and ontologies for a pan-European infostructure.
The Convergence workshop concept is at the base of the pan-European infostructure vision and relates to better exploiting EU and nationally funded projects and implementation initiatives which may develop and contribute knowledge and components for such an infostructure. In a broad sense, such a pan-European infostructure may be composed of biomedical and health/medical research and knowledge databases, public health data repositories, health education information, electronic patient and personal health records respectively data warehouses, etc. It will require leadership and management, sustained organisational structures, well-governed processes and funding as well as a supportive, secure ICT infrastructure/network.