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.
COCIR - European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 14th, in Brussels. Henrique Martins, eHAction Coordinator and eHealth Network Co-chair, was invited to attend the event as a speaker at the session “Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence”.
The 5th Steering Council meeting of eHAction was held on 23rd of October 2019, at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, in Brussels. eHAction – the Joint Action Supporting the eHealth Network – has been working to find ways to empower people by giving them an active role in managing their health data and processes, to use health data innovatively and to enhance continuity of care using interoperable and cross-border solutions.