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Summit on Evolving an Open e-Health Platform

Bringing Down Business, Policy, Information, and Technology Barriers

Monday, June 17th, 09:00 - 17:00
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, Germany


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0900 - 0915 Welcome & Introductions
Ken Rubin, Chief Architect, Federal Healthcare Portfolio, HP Enterprise Services
Robert Lario, CEO, Visumpoint
Christof Gessner, HL7 Germany
0915 - 1000 Keynote Presentation: Standards - The Time to Market Challenge
Paul Jones Paul Jones, Global Chief Technology Officer for Health, Serco Ltd.  (Download PDF)

Paul is the Global Chief Technology Officer for Health with Serco Ltd, an international service company that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. At Serco he is responsible for Health IT Strategy and for supporting the growth of Serco in the health domain.

For eight years up to January 2013 Paul was the National Health Service of England's Chief Technology Officer. Here he oversaw the technical and enterprise architecture for all national information systems, the assurance of national services, the UK terminology centre and worked closely with the Department of Health on a variety of health policy areas. He also lead the technical response to the Flu Pandemic in 2009 and was the senior responsible officer for the National Spine and the national NHS network N3.

1000 - 1045 "Lightning" Round Presentations
Dr. Matthias v. Schwanenflügel Featured Speaker: Dr. Matthias v. Schwanenflügel, LL.M.Eur., Ministry of Health, Germany (Download PDF)

Delegates from e-Health programs across Europe and beyond will each present short vignettes on key enablers and significant barriers impacting effective e-Health solutions.

Presenters will also include representatives from the UK National Health Service, Invitalia (Italy), Victoria Health (Australia), Mayo Clinic (US), PHAST (France), SINTEF (Norway),

National e-Health Transition Authority, Australia (invited), OpenEHR Foundation (invited)

-Top enablers and challenges for eHealth in Finland
Jari Porrasmaa - Ministry of Health Finland (Download PDF)

- Feasibility Study on Interoperability for German Healthcare IT
  Dr. Jörg Caumanns, Fraunhofer FOKUS   (Download PDF)

1045 - 1100 Morning Refreshments
Focus Session: Business Interoperability Enablers and Challenges
1100 - 1200 Case Study: Establishing a Directory of Human and Health Services Across Australia
Peter Young, General Manager Health & Community Services, Database Consultants Australia
Brian Postlethwaite, Senior Solutions Architect, Database Consultants Australia

(Download PDF)

Community Forum: Identifying barriers and enablers to address business, policy, and environmental considerations affecting e-Health and information exchange.
1200 - 1300 Lunch
Focus Session: Information Interoperability Enablers and Challenges
1300 - 1415 Professional Record Standards Body - for Health and Social Care
Dr. Nick Booth, MA MB BS FRCGP MBCS DCH, Clinical Director, Information Standards Delivery, HSCIC, Leeds  (Download PDF)
Community Forum: Discussion about information sharing, shared meaning, data integrity, and the enablers and obstacles affecting effective information exchange across organizations and countries.
Focus Session: Technical Interoperability Enablers and Challenges
1415 - 1515 Case Study: Terminology Services as eHealth Enablers
Craig Stancl, Lead Analyst/Programmer, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic (US)  (Download PDF)
Cory Endle, Senior Analyst/Programmer, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic (US)
Harold Solbrig, IS Technical Specialist, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic (US)

Ana Estelrich, PHAST (France)
Community Forum: Discussion about technical interchange between health systems, such as transport protocols, messaging, architectural considerations, and other technical-oriented enablers and obstacles.
1515 - 1600 Poster Sessions and Networking Afternoon Refreshments
Several solution case studies will be presented via poster sessions, with the presenters available for detailed discussions about the standards and how they are implemented. This networking break will allow time both to engage with other members of the community, and for deeper discussions based upon these posters (Zip file).
1600 - 1700 Bringing it Together
Based upon all of the discussion and discovery throughout the day, based upon existing standards and identified gaps, this session will focus on developing an action plan to address the challenges facing e-Health.
1700 - 1730 Locknote Presentation
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NOTE: If you register for the Technical Meeting Week, you do not have to pay the additional fee(s) to attend any  or all of the special events.  If you register only for special events, the special fees apply.

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