The 16th eHealth Network meeting was held at the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels, on 28th and 29th November. Starting with the topic “Priorities in digital health”, the Commission presented its new priorities, followed by an overview of the eHealth Network's current plan and the discussion of the next multi-annual work plan as of 2021.
Martin's Brussels EU Hotel hosted the Joining the Dots Conference from 27th to 28th November 2019. Striving for ensuring better data for person-centred health and care, optimised research and Learning Health Systems, as the name suggests, this conference brought together seven leading European initiatives, contributing to key recommendations and future strategies for Europe: C3-Cloud; Trillium II; Digital Health Europe; eHAction; i~HD; EHR2EDC; EHDEN.
The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports promoted the first European workshop with patient organisations in The Hague, Netherlands, on 27th November 2019. eHealth Network Co-Chair and eHAction Coordinator, Henrique Martins, joined representatives from the European Commission (DG SANTE and DG CONNECT), European Patients' Forum (EPF), Eurordis (EU organisation for rare diseases) and patient organizations from EU Member States in this workshop focused on patient’s empowerment in Europe.
MEDICA 2019 session Digitalisation in Health without Borders was held in Dusseldorf, on the 20th of November. On behalf of the eHealth Network and eHAction, Diogo Martins presented “The future of the EU eHealth Network: Strategies for meaningful services”, introducing the programme and focus areas for 2018-2021, as well as the Network’s strategies to face potential challenges and future opportunities.