High level Transatlantic debate: How technology enables innovation, growth and the transformation of healthcare
Microsoft, in partnership with European Voice and its sister publications in Washington DC, Roll Call and Congressional Quarterly, is hosting a high-level transatlantic dialogue on how technology can enable innovation and transformation in the field of health.
The event, taking place on 23 February 2010 in Brussels (and simultaneously in Washington DC), will include a live exchange of EU-US political and practitioners’ perspectives.
The findings of a study on "Enabling Technologies for eHealth"will be presented by Professor Dan Hamilton of the Centre for Transatlantic Studies at Johns Hopkins University (US), and Professor Wendy Currie from Warwick Business School (UK) and will form the starting-point for the discussion.
A group of around 60 stakeholders, industry leaders, national government representatives as well as patient associations will be discussing across both sides of the Atlantic. The debate will be informal and open to all selected invitees. We look forward to your active contribution. To help guide the discussion we invite you to reflect on the following points, to share your perspectives, best practices and lessons learnt as well as ideas and recommendations on how to advance this agenda. Here some pointers that could help guide the debate:
- Determinants for Market Growth in the Health Sector - What are the enabling technologies are most likely to promote eHealth in the next five to ten years? (ICTs, medical devices, imaging)
- Policy, Investment, Education and Training - What new policies and investments are needed to promote eHealth in a climate of economic downturn on both sides of the Atlantic?
- Building Governance and Trust for Driving the Adoption, Utilization and Benefits Realization - What new business models are needed to realize the potential from enabling technologies and to address the barriers to eHealth?
- Areas of focus for International/ Transatlantic Dialogue – What are some best practices that support and enable growth? What are the lessons learnt and which aspects would benefit from a closer dialogue and cooperation? How can stakeholders help?
For more information about the contribution of technology to eHealth innovation please refer to www.microsoft.eu/health.