Med-e-Tel 2007

Med-e-Tel - the International Educational and Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT - expects to host IT industry specialists, government representatives, healthcare providers, payers/insurers and researchers from 50 countries at this 5th conference and exhibition.

The Luxembourg venue
The Luxembourg venue

Supported by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth and the European Commission, the organisers reports that participants will include the World Health Organisation’s eHealth Co-ordinator, the Acting President of the World Academy of Biomedical Technologies (WABT/UATI-ICET/UNESCO) and the Director of Global Healthcare Strategy at industry giant Intel.
The ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Specialist Task Force on Telecare will host a workshop focused on ‘User Experience Guidelines for Telecare Services’.

A session titled ‘The Need for User and Provider Involvement in the Development of Ageing Services Technologies’ and conducted by the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), will investigate how technology acts as a condition and driver for economic participation of senior citizens, with European comparative studies providing lessons.

In addition, the InHam living labs (in-house adapted movement) will be highlighted. These have been designed to help demonstrate, test and design specific building and living technology, to provide maximum independence for the disabled elderly.

Representatives from the American Centre for Ageing Services Technologies (CAST) will discuss how emerging technologies can improve life for the aged.

A regional (Be-Lux) seminar, co-ordinated by the Luxembourg CRP-Santé, will look at how new IT tools can improve healthcare performance and quality. Leading healthcare providers and policy makers from the region, as well as firms such as Cisco, Hippocad, IBM, IRIS, Noemalife, will provide market and policy updates and present successful business cases.

At the event, Med-e-Tel, in association with Rays of Hope Foundation and HealthSpan International, will also set up a ‘funding’ roundtable discussion, drawing together those with specific healthcare needs (especially in developing and emerging regions) and sustainable solutions providers (using ICT tools) as well as representatives from finance groups.

The organisers emphasise that Med-e-Tel offers the chance to see and evaluate actual products, technologies and services, as well as great networking opportunities.


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