Official Meetings

Monday, May 13

mHealth Symposium
9:00 – 15:20

EU SME eHealth Competition
9:30 – 13:00

IHE Symposium
12:00 – 15:00

HL7 Enabling Connected Care in Europe and Globally
12:45 – 15:15

EuroRec Institute – Maximising the Value from Electronic Health Records
13:00 – 15:30

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Smart Buildings Workshop
15:00 – 16:00

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Analytics Demo
8:30 – 9:30

mHealth Symposium
8:55 – 15:30

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Health Management Demo
9:30 – 10:30

EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace
10:15 – 17:00

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Electronic Medical Records Workshop
13:15 – 14:15

PC-EMRAM Session: Primary Care and Out-Patient Care, An Adoption Model for the Future
13:15 – 14:15

ITRX Session: IT Rx: Medication Administration and Supply Chain that Saves Lives
14:30 – 15:30

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Electronic Health Records Workshop
16:00 – 17:00

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Continuity of Care
9:00 – 10:00

Accenture Workshops and Demos: Cost Reduction Workshop
14:45 – 15:45

mHealth Symposium

Monday 13 May: 9:00 – 15:20, Wicklow Hall 2
Tuesday 14 May: 8:55 – 15:30, Wicklow Hall 2

mHIMSS, a new member community of HIMSS, will be hosting a two-day mHealth Symposium as a dedicated part of eHealth Week 2013. The event will feature presentations from global mHealth leaders on topics including:

  • Opportunities to transform patient access to services
  • The potential for seniors to benefit from mobile and the future of healthy ageing
  • mHealth tools and their impact on chronic disease management
  • How mHealth tools are transforming the lives of healthcare professionals and solving the resource problems
  • A look to our mHealth future when everything is connected

Rate to attend €199 ex. VAT, registration required.

mHealth Symposium Exhibitors/Sponsorships
David Doherty:
Direct number: + 353 876 745 287

Day 1 – Monday 13 May

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome and Introductions
Rainer Herzog, Director, mHIMSS Europe

9:05 – 10:05

Opening Keynote: Integration of mHealth into the Health Care System: People, Process, & Technology

Patricia Wise, Vice President, mHIMSS

Keynote Speaker:
Hal Wolf, Senior VP & COO, Kaiser Permanente, USA

mHealth has tremendous potential for patient engagement and improved clinical care, but in order to realize that potential, we must not only be thoughtful about the technologies we select but also develop processes to optimize their utility and effectively manage the changes involved for the people impacted by them.

10:05 – 10:45

Tackling the Tsunami – Building an mHealth Strategy

David Collins, Sr. Director, mHIMSS

Setting an mHealth strategy is key to the success of mHealth integration. The mHIMSS Roadmap provides strategic guidance for privacy and security, standards and interoperability, ROI/payment, technology, new care models, and policy.

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Bending the Cost-Quality Curve: Leveraging mHealth for Home Monitoring and Remote Care

Nard Schreurs, Project Manager, ICT Norway Health, Welfare Technology, Smart Home

Dr. Giovanni Vizzini, Director Department of Medicine, ISMETT-UPMC, Italy
Karol Ziółkowski, Business Development Manager, Comarch

ISMETT-UPMC Palermo – “Home-monitoring”: How to deliver high-specialty care at Home after Liver Transplantation: a sustainable approach. Clinical experience of the use of an innovative method of clinical monitoring (home-monitoring) for the clinical surveillance of patients discharged from hospital after a liver transplantion.

Comarch will explore how many players from various market segments think about distant care seriously nowadays, but despite the wide range of ventures in the subject worldwide, it seems that those able to provide End-to-End solutions are closest to the successful and lucrative deployment and operations of Remote Care.

Gold Sponsor:

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:20

Changing the Care Paradigm – mHealth Enhancing Treatment of Chronic Care

Nard Schreurs, Project Manager, ICT Norway Health, Welfare Technology, Smart Home

Clint McClellan, President and Chairman of Continua Health Alliance, Continua
Prof. Jonathan C. Javitt, M.D., M.P.H., Co-founder, CEO, and Vice Chairman, Telcare
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Continua will share insight into standards and case studies to advance personal connected health by promoting end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and establishing industry standards for interoperability.

Telcare will explore how its cellular technology and social networking bridge the last mile between patients with diabetes, their caregivers, and their families in order to transform the care of chronic illness.
Gold Sponsor:

14:20 – 15:20

BYOD: The Risks, Rewards and Challenges

Rainer Herzog, Director, mHIMSS Europe

Hal Wolf, Senior VP & COO, Kaiser Permanente, USA
Petra Wilson, Chair, HIMSS Europe Governing Council
Pat Walshe, Director of Privacy, GSMA
Nicole Denjoy, Secretary General, COCIR

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) presents many challenges and opportunities including setting an implementation policy, privacy and security, infrastructure, and cost benefit. This panel will explore BYOD from multiple perspectives.

Day 2 – Tuesday 14 May

8:55 – 9:00

Welcome and Introductions
Rainer Herzog, Director, mHIMSS Europe

9:00 – 10:00

Integrating mHealth into the Hospital Environment

Rainer Herzog, Director, mHIMSS Europe

Colin Sweeney, Director of ICT, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Michele Torresani, ICT Project Manager, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano
Tjalling van der Schors, Head Pharmacist, Westfries Gasthuis Hospital, Netherlands

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will cover the challenges of introducing mobile technology and the various devices tried, both successful and unsuccessful.

Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano will share implementation of RFID and bedside solutions for clinical practice, including a recently developed Android platform to be deployed using new-generation tablets with NFC antenna.

Westfries Gasthuis Hospital will share the complexity of the medication process, and how technology will support the process, as well as the barriers that still have to be lifted to make technology easily applicable in all hospitals.

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:30

Mainstreaming Telehealth Services: The Need for Impact Assessment – Renewing Health, powered by

Claus Duedal Pedersen, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Anna Kotzeva, Catalan Agency for Healthcare Quality and Assessment, Spain
Claudio Saccavini, Arsenal.IT, Italy
Anne Sorknæs, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Health care system needs assessing the impact of a telehealth service prior deciding about its inclusion in routine care. Renewing Health has gained a huge experience in assessing the impact of 21 telehealth services in 9 European Regions (

11:30 – 13:15

Lunch (On Own)

13:15 – 13:55

Mobile and eHealth Platform as Basis for Chronic Disease Management

Karina Tellinger, Strategist, Development National eHealth, Center for eHealth in Collaboration

Dr. Sinisa Varga, Director, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance

Healthcare system in Croatia is fully ICT interconnected and results are present in all areas. Further evolution includes mobile health platform as basis for prevention, selfcare and chronic disease management programs.

13:55 – 14:35

Mobile Applications (apps) within Healthcare – Use of Patients in the Design

Karina Tellinger, Strategist, Development National eHealth, Center for eHealth in Collaboration

Eirik Årsand, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)

Even though the technology and infrastructure for mobile-phone-based apps now finally are in place, there are still many surrounding factors that need to be addressed in health care.

14:35 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:30

Future of Healthcare – Multiple Perspectives: mHealth’s Challenges and Opportunities

Patricia Wise, Vice President, mHIMSS Europe

Laurent Vandebrouck, General Manager,
Qualcomm Life

Roundtable Reaction Panel [30 minutes]:
- Colin Sweeney, Director of ICT, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr. Siniša Varga, Director, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance
- Dr. Johnny Walker, Hermitage Medical Clinic and Founder, HealthFounders

Today’s healthcare system has many challenges and opportunities to drive efficiency while managing cost and improving quality. Hear various perspectives on how the value of mHealth will continue to transform the delivery of healthcare!

Gold Sponsor:

EU SME eHealth Competition

Monday May 13: 9:30 – 13:00, Wicklow Hall 2B

Attend the SME Competition to get to know some of the most innovative eHealth solutions developed by European small companies and entrepreneurs. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with potential partners, customers, and investors. The SME presentations take place on the morning of the 13th May.

In collaboration with the Health and Wellbeing Unit of the European Commission, this second edition is organized by TICBioMed and other eHealth associations. For attending this free event, select it while registering for the eHealth Week 2013 conference. For more information click here.

Space is limited for this complimentary event, pre-registration required.

IHE Symposium

Monday May 13: 12:00 – 15:00, Liffey Hall 1

The IHE Symposium demonstrates realistic and clinically-accurate examples of today’s complex healthcare environment. HIMSS, a global sponsor demonstrates the power of IHE and other standards based Interoperability Solutions. This half day event brings together key European healthcare delegates, and Europe’s finest industry leaders in Health IT to answer your questions about interoperability standards. The symposium will focus on implementing standards-based systems and applications using the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)® common interoperability framework. Symposium themes include: IHE initiatives in accelerating the Innovation Partnerships in Europe, Interoperability Framework in Europe: first steps to harmonize the market in Europe, and New usages: Mobile technology as a service to Healthcare delivery.

Monday 13 May

12:00 – 13:00

eHealth Interoperability Framework in Europe: First Steps to Harmonize the Market in Europe

Karima Bourquard, IHE-Europe
Alexander Berler, GNOMON

The 1st part will give an update on the eEIF and the Antilope project. The 2nd part will be dedicated to the presentation of one company who have multiple implementation of its solutions in several EU countries using IHE profiles that are listed in the eEIF. Companies will explain the interest and benefits to have a common framework in Europe.

13:00 – 14:00

IHE initiative will accelerate the Innovation Partnerships in Europe

Claudio Saccavini, Arsenal IT
Cor Loef, IHE-Services

The 1st part will give an overview of some Innovation partnerships experiences in Europe in order to build cross border, regional or national projects based on IHE profiles. The 2nd part will present how IHE Services is geared to foster deployment of innovative IHE bases solutions in healthcare.

IHE-Services is the operational unit of IHE-Europe dedicated to the fulfilment of its mission: to improve patient care by advancing the interoperability of healthcare IT systems and the appropriate sharing of relevant information. It’s a professional testing team supporting beneficiaries that want to build trust in the deployment of IHE profiles in the procurement of eHealth solutions. Services provided are the development of customized validation and conformance test tools, the organization of test sessions and demonstrations, training and consultancy on implementation of the IHE profiles in the beneficiary’s projects and programs. As an example the role of IHE Services in the epSOS project will be highlighted.

14:00 – 15:00

New Usages: Mobile Technology as a Service to Healthcare Delivery New Usages: Mobile Technology as a Service to Healthcare Delivery

Charles Parisot, GE Medical System
Kenny Linn, Intersystems

“The renewed interest in mobile technology for healthcare”
Mobile technology in healthcare from it’s introduction in the 1990s, it’s adoption or the lack of. What’s changed? What challenges are facing vendors offering mobile technology to the healthcare user.

HL7 Enabling Connected Care in Europe and Globally

Monday May 13: 12:45 – 15:15, Wicklow Meeting Room 1

This complimentary HL7 session is a unique opportunity to gain insights on the impact of HL7 standards becoming freely available under license and be updated from HL7 national and international leaders.

For more information about this event, visit:

Open to all, pre-registration required.

EuroRec Institute – Maximising the Value from Electronic Health Records

Monday 13 May: 13:00 – 15:30

EuroRec is an independent not-for-profit organisation, promoting in Europe the use of high quality Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs). As the European certification body, one of its main missions is to support quality labelling and defining functional EHRs. EuroRec is a network of National ProRec centres providing services to industry, healthcare providers, policy makers and patients.

Presentations in this session provide compelling rationale in support of high quality design, implementation and adoption of EHRs in Europe.


Prof. Dipak Kalra
“The Business Case for Investing in Semantic Interoperability”

Prof. Georges De Moor
“A Convergence Initiative to Maximise the Value from European Research”

Pascal Coorevits
“The Certification of EHR Systems in Belgium: A Success Story”

Roger Wallhouse, Chairman, Stalis LTD
“Ingredients of a European Business Model for Certification of EHR Systems”

John O’Brien
“Effective Procurement of EHR Systems”

Accenture Workshops and Demos

Smart Buildings Workshop

Smarter Buildings: Better Care at a Lower Price
Justin Hayes, Accenture Sustainability Lead
Rajesh Sinha, Smart Buildings Subject Matter Expert

Monday 13 May: 15:00 – 16:00, Accenture Lounge

Accenture’s experience with the National Health Service in the UK is that their facilities are typically complex, and heavy energy consumers. The average NHS trust spends £1.3m on energy every year, and could save £250,000 of that. Accenture’s Justin Hayes and Rajesh Sinha will discuss how the principles of the NHS success story could be implemented in other healthcare systems in the context of evolving patient and employee needs and rising energy and maintenance costs. Powerful analytics software can ensure regulatory compliance, deliver an optimal healthcare environment, and create 25% savings—with little or no capital outlay, or disruption to ongoing services.

Analytics Demo

De-risking Health IT projects with Accenture Clinical Data Creator
Presenter: Andrew J. Truscott, Managing Director and Global Solution Architect, Accenture

Tuesday 14 May: 8:30 – 9:30

This new web-based application will allow health IT projects to create and test large quantities of hypothetical clinician information and standardize for the consumption of other healthcare technologies (e.g., BI, analytics).

Health Management Demo

Reimagine Home Care Delivery
Presenter: Regis Ravant, Avanade Solutions Director and Stephane Donic, Experience Design Lead, Avanade Gallia

Tuesday 14 May: 9:30 – 10:30

Hospital groups that provide home healthcare are constantly challenged with how to efficiently and effectively get patient data collected onsite into the medical records system at the main office. One large home health organization in France was seeking to transform their cumbersome, paper-based processes for updating and synchronizing the patients’ medical records. The solution is an intuitive, secure, mobile Windows 8 application. This session will include a demonstration of the innovative user experience, a preview of the use cases being implemented, and a discussion of the customer benefits realized.

Electronic Medical Records Workshop

Connected Health in England: the Challenges and Successes
Presenter: Craig Oates, Accenture UK EMR Lead

Tuesday 14 May: 13:15 – 14:15, Accenture Lounge

In this session we will share experience gained while making connected healthcare a reality in England, and lessons learned as hospitals and technology providers overcame various challenges. We will also relate some impressive, recent success stories.

Electronic Health Records Workshop

Madrid Electronic Health Record System: Making a Virtue
of Necessity

Presenter: Rebeca Marciel, Accenture Health Senior Manager, Madrid, Spain

Tuesday 14 May: 16:00 – 17:00, Accenture Lounge

The Region of Madrid’s Electronic Health Record system was born under the banner of “One Citizen, One Health Record.” It integrates information from 35 hospitals and more than 500 primary care centers serving more than six million people. But this is just the beginning. A powerful solution has been created, and its potential is overtaking the original reasons for its birth. Accenture’s Rebeca Marciel will present the secrets of Madrid’s success, and facilitate a discussion its relevance for other European metropoles.


Continuity of Care

Wednesday 15 May: 9:00 – 10:00, Accenture Lounge

Managing The Continuity of Care demonstration will show how technology can help potential patients, with support from healthcare providers, manage their own general health and wellness lifestyles. Jitendra Kavathekar and Erin Maneri from Accenture will describe the potential patients’ migration from Emergency Department (ED) to Primary Care Physician’s (PCP) office, to their homes, and unpack the concept of Patient Centered Collaborative Care. The demonstration will involve how to leverage wellness devices like Fitbit pedometer and Cloud based services like Qualcomm 2Net, to enable collaboration between patient and physician. The aim is to get patients actively engaged in improving their general health and wellness.

Cost Reduction Workshop

IT – Facilitating Cost Reduction without Care Reduction
Presenter: Rob Woodstock, Accenture Sourcing and Procurement Consulting Lead for the UK & Ireland

Wednesday 15 May: 14:45 – 15:45, Accenture Lounge

Can public healthcare providers achieve sustainable cost reduction without compromising the quality of care? Join Accenture for an interactive discussion led by Sourcing and Procurement Consulting Lead for the UK & Ireland, Rob Woodstock, about how two leading NHS trusts achieved significant savings – and improved care. You will be able to learn how we collaborated with these trusts to reduce the average length of stay, improve theatre utilization and achieve smarter procurement. Strong clinical engagement, appropriate technology and rigorous, data-driven change management were the keys to our success.

EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace

2nd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace
Open to all registered delegates to eHealth Week 2013

Tuesday 14 May: 10:15 – 17:00

The goal of the ‘Marketplace’ is to create new business relationships, research, innovation and collaborations leading to innovative health improvements, job creation and economic developments.

Following the success of the Boston Marketplace in Oct’12, the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) is delighted to expand the reach of the EU-US Marketplace to a truly global audience in Dublin, as part of eHealth Week 2013. The Boston Marketplace generated 11,000+ online profile views of participants and organisations with many initial contacts maintained.

Experience the satisfaction of holding up to 18* pre-arranged meetings in just 4.5 hours with contacts of your choice from Europe and beyond?

The ‘Marketplace’ is inspired by the DHHS(US) – EC(EU) MOU on Cooperation Surrounding Health Related ICT. We are actively engaged with NIMAC, the Irish EU Presidency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the European Commission DG Connect (EC), colleagues in Massachusetts and generally the wide network of ECHAlliance members to make this an exciting event.

  • After you register on the eHealth Week web page visit the ‘Marketplace’ site and add your details.
  • You can also see who is else is participating in the ‘Marketplace’.
  • Feel free to add your profile, even if you are not taking part in the Matchmaking, let people know you are attending.

* The number of pre-arranged meetings depends on acceptance of your invitations and vice versa. So make sure your profile is interesting and well presented.

2nd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace


Boston EU-US Marketplace Oct 2012

PC-EMRAM Session: Primary Care and Out-Patient Care, An Adoption Model for the Future

Tuesday 14 May: 13:15 – 14:15

European healthcare delivery organizations are being pushed to do more with less and a major movement is brewing to push healthcare outside of the home. This session offers a unique opportunity to influence the standard for IT adoption in outpatient settings by engaging in a discussion on the PC-EMRAM. The PC-EMRAM is the next generation tool to drive IT adoption in primary care and out-patient settings. This new evaluation model creates a framework for building the healthcare settings of the future. The PC-EMRAM focuses on key IT systems that need to be implemented for achieving higher levels of patient access, quality, efficiency and safety.

Presented by:
Uwe Buddrus, Managing Director, HIMSS Analytics Europe, Germany
Marion Boutemy, Marketing and Client Support Associate, HIMSS Analytics Europe, Germany

ITRX Session: IT Rx: Medication Administration and Supply Chain that Saves Lives

Tuesday 14 May: 14:30 – 15:30

Market research has uncovered remarkable blind spots in how healthcare organizations manage medications. This comes as the mix and complexity of pharmaceuticals is greater than ever. The IT Rx project sponsored by HIMSS Analytics Europe will be unveiled to transform healthcare by using information technology to give European Patients 5 New Rights: The right medication, the right patient, the right dose, the right route and the right time. IT Rx will seeks to reduce the number of missed healthcare opportunities and to reach out to the home and to the patient.

Presented by:
Uwe Buddrus, Managing Director, HIMSS Analytics Europe, Germany
Rainer Herzog, Director, mHIMSS