Empowering the Citizen through eHealth Tools and Services
The contracting partner of the European Commission for the eEurope Awards Programme, organised â€“ in cooperation with the 2004 Irish Presidency â€“ a competition to select the exhibitors for the â€œEmpowering the Citizen through eHealth Tools and Services" conference and the winners of the eEurope Awards for eHealth â€“ 2004.
The following three themes were covered by the Awards:
Independent experts evaluated the applications and determined the winners of the Awards. The 32 best applications were given the opportunity to exhibit at the conference. European Commissioner David Byrne, together with the Irish Minister for Health and Children MicheÃ¡l Martin, presented the eEurope Awards for the most outstanding eHealth solutions at the High-Level European eHealth Conference and Exhibition in Cork, Ireland, on 5-6 May 2004 (see below for winners and honourable mentions).
SUBMISSIONS PER COUNTRY AND THEME
The eHealth Research report entitled Mapping the Potential of eHealth: Empowering the Citizen through eHealth Tools and Services was written with the collaboration of a number of European actors in eHealth. The report is divided into two sections. Part One, Mapping the Potential of eHealth, seeks firstly to locate eHealth on the European policy map. The report then identifies some of the main technical, social and political challenges facing eHealth, and proposes some key policy arguments to address them. Part Two, Empowering the Citizen through eHealth Tools and Services, provides an overview of the 109 submissions for the eEurope Awards for eHealth - 2004, highlighting a range of tools and applications that exemplify European best practice, and presenting some key learning points for the development of eHealth in Europe.
Author: Petra Wilson, Christine Leitner and Antoinette Moussalli
This catalogue provides a short description and contact details of all 109 cases that met the criteria for the eEurope Awards for eHealth â€“ 2004, as well as a more in-depth description of the 32 finalists selected for exhibition. The cases are divided into three categories: