CARRE project was demonstrated in the eHealth Forum 2016: “eHealth: Catalyst for reform – Enabler for growth”, Megaron, Athens, 25-26 October 2016. The eHealth Forum connects European stakeholders with those from the Balkans, South East Mediterranean and the Middle East and provide the grounds to reach and network with key leaders and policy makers. http://www.ehealthforum.org.
In this event, 170 speakers from 21 countries, hundreds of delegates and visitors, 15 municipalities, 15 European projects, 41 sessions, workshops, panels, presentations and open discussions brought healthcare and technology stakeholders, researchers, entrepreneurs and representatives of local government to the table to share the results of their work and explore ways of cooperation.
During the eHealth Forum, key stakeholders from the European Commission, among them the Commissions’ head of eHealth Mr. Miguel González-Sancho, leading innovation companies like IBM and Microsoft, municipalities and government agencies, research centers and digital health ecosystems had the chance to present and analyze, each from their own unique perspective, the major issues they face and share their knowledge and experience. It was a common conclusion that if eHealth applications are to make a real impact they need to address real needs of everyday life, the needs of citizens and patients, the needs of doctors and healthcare professionals, the needs of the state and the needs of the economy.
The project was part of the HL7 booth, via clustering activities with this major standardization body in medical informatics and hospital information systems. During this event, there were several clustering activities with other projects and partner representatives for the uptake and exploitation of CARRE project results.