New window opens on European eHealth

Yesterday a newly redesigned website for IHE-Europe opened a window on the
accelerating movement to electronic records across Europe, giving a new visibility to successful programs. The website at www.ihe-europe.net features links to five pan-European initiatives, nine national programs, and highlights success stories from regional implementations.

Photo: New window opens on European eHealth
Photo: New window opens on European eHealth

A fresh yet simple design and easy-to-use navigation increases access to a rich resource of information for eHealth stakeholders. A home page link, for example, quickly connects users and vendors of health information systems to the upcoming Connectathon in Pisa, Italy, a landmark event for European eHealth. The role of IHE-Europe in promoting greater interoperability among healthcare systems is profiled in six languages.
A new feature of the IHE-Europe website is "EU Projects," a section devoted to the growing number of programs for coordinating and harmonising electronic health practices. A regularly updated "News and Press" section offers feature articles, press releases and a link to news on HealthTech Wire.
"E-health is now moving closer to patients and the new website helps to inform a wider audience, encouraging them to join the movement and help shape the future of patient care," said Jacqueline Surugue and Peter Kuenecke, User and Vendor co-chairs for IHE Europe.
With its Digital Agenda, the European Commission has embraced eHealth as a means to increase the productivity and efficiency of health systems among the Member States. The development of both hardware and software for healthcare information systems, as well as supporting services are expected to contribute significantly to economic growth in Europe. Dedicated to interoperability in health information technology, IHE-Europe actively promotes education and application of methods to assure the seamless flow of health information within and between the different healthcare systems across Europe.
Both the websites for IHE-Europe and Connectathon 2011, developed in collaboration with the Italian design firm CentoCento, are part of this communication effort to increase awareness of the benefits eHealth brings to both patients and healthcare providers. According to Harm-Jan Wessels, chair of IHE-Europe’s Marketing Communications Committee, “the website is the result of a collaborative effort of eHealth experts from the various IHE national initiatives across Europe. This cooperation towards the common goal of eHealth interoperability is the foundation for IHE’s international impact and success.”
 

06.04.2011

Read all latest stories

Related articles

Photo

HIMSS 2015

Education and Networking

Healthcare professionals looking at leveraging data to improve patient outcomes, as well as navigating tricky issues such as cybersecurity and patient engagement, will have plenty of information at…

Photo

Caradigm is here

New healthcare IT products reach the market

Back in December 2011, when General Electric and Microsoft announced their joint venture, Peter Neupert, then head of Microsoft’s healthcare solutions group said: ‘This industry needs a…

At war with nosocomial infections: Software that looks hard to beat

The clinical informatics firm ICNet International Ltd, which develops case management and surveillance software, has produced a software package using the SSI (Surgical Site infection surveillance)…

Related products

Beckman Coulter – Remisol Advance

LIS, Middleware, POCT

Beckman Coulter – Remisol Advance

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Image Information Systems - iQ-Web Portal

Portal Solutions

Image Information Systems - iQ-Web Portal

IMAGE Information Systems Europe GmbH
Nova Biomedical – Prime Plus Critical Care Analyser

Blood Gases, Electrolytes, Oximetry

Nova Biomedical – Prime Plus Critical Care Analyser

Nova Biomedical Corporation
Nova Biomedical – Stat EMS*

Other

Nova Biomedical – Stat EMS*

Nova Biomedical Corporation
OR Technology ORCA - OR Cloud Archive

Portal Solutions

OR Technology ORCA - OR Cloud Archive

OR Technology (Oehm und Rehbein GmbH)
Subscribe to Newsletter