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ePractice.eu Workshop: EU-US cooperation on eHealth (eHealth Week)

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Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Date: 7 May 2012

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The workshop report is now available for your review. Please scroll down towards the bottom of this page, below the agenda and presentations, to read the 'eHealth Policy Summary' and the Workshop Report.

For further reading on the MoU visit here: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8146


The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss current and future perspectives of EU and US cooperation on eHealth matters. The workshop will provide an opportunity to review on-going collaborations, including those developed in the context of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation surrounding health information and communication technologies.

Most notable amongst this work is the jointly developed EC-HHS roadmap for the development of internationally recognised interoperability standards and interoperability implementation specifications for electronic health information systems. 

Other mutual priorities currently the subject of active cooperation include cooperation around strategies for development of professional workforces with the health IT skills to realize the inherent promise of health ICTs to support better, more affordable and accessible healthcare as well as healthier ageing workforces, will be the centre of discussion.

The MoU was signed in Washington on 17 December 2010 by the European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Kathleen Sebelius, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The implementation of the EU-US MoU on health ICT issues, EU-US perspectives on encouraging health ICT innovation, and the international dimensions of eHealth will also be presented by high-level speakers from the EU and US administrations and other international bodies including the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the health-care private sector.

Should you wish to attend any other sessions of the eHealth week, please register for the conference on www.ehealthweek.org.



EU-US cooperation on eHealth
Bella Conference Center, Level 1 - Room 19, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen

08:30 - 09:30Registration and Coffee
09:30 - 11:00
Implementing the EU-US MoU on issues surrounding eHealth
Chair: Frank Cunningham, ICT for Health Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission
Kenneth Bøgelund Ahrensberg, Danish National Board of eHealth
Joint presentation of roadmap of EHR interoperability
Paul Timmers, Director, DG INFSO - European Commission 
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 
Doug Fridsma, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Putting into practice co-operation on interoperability of patient summary
Clemens Auer,  epSOS Project
Sustainable models for infostructure and semantic assets
Dipak Kalra, Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education, University College London
Q & A Session
11:00 - 11:45
The international dimension of eHealth
The global impact of eHealth
Enrique Loyola, WHO 
Transatlantic coopeeration to achieve internationally comparable metrics of health Elettra Ronchi, OECD
Transatlantic health care provision - a concrete example
Laura Raimondo, UPMC
Q & A Session
11:45 - 12:15
EU-US cooperation in the R&D arena
EU-US R&D cooperation: a practical case
Michael Suehling, Siemens AG, EU R&D funded project Sim-e-child

Post-marketing surveillance & adverse drug reaction: parallel experiences
Johan van der Lei, EU-ADR/IMI (EU funded project)
Doug Fridsma, US Department of Health & Human Services
Mitra Rocca, Associate Director, Medical Informatics
US Food and Drug Administration (US Sentinel project by Teleconference)

Q & A Session
12:15 - 12:30Next Steps and Wrap-up
Frank Cunningham, ICT for Health Unit, DG INFSO  
 Light  Buffet Lunch

How to get there


Bella Conference Center

Level 1, Room 19

Boulevard 5



Bella Conference Center
Boulevard 5
Accessing the Bella Conference Center

How to get there from the city centre?

Information on bus schedules can be found on the transport company Movia’s website.

You can also visit Journey Planner for bus, train and metro information.

Bus line 30
Runs between Vesterport Station (via the central station) and Bella Center.

Bus line 4A
Runs from Svanemøllen Station to Sundbyvester Plads via Valby Station and Sjælør Station.

More information available at www.m.dk.

The Metro line M1 runs between Vanløse and Vestamager (West Amager). The Bella Center Metro Station is located next to Bella Center’s East Entrance.

Information and reservations via DSB.

Bella Center is just a 10-15 minute drive by taxi from Copenhagen Central Station. From Copenhagen Central Station you can also get to Bella Center in 20-25 minutes by taking bus line 30. All regional trains also stop at Ørestad Station, from which you can transfer to the Metro.
Note that Intercity Trains do not currently stop at Ørestad Station.

A taxi from Bella Center to the city centre costs about DKK 200 (27 EUR). A taxi from Bella Center to Copenhagen Airport costs about DKK 150-200 (20-27 EUR)
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