eHealth week Berlin 2007

eHealth week Berlin 2007The eHealth week Berlin 2007 takes place from 16th to 20th April 2007 at Messe Berlin, Berlin's international exhibition and conference centre. Conceived and organised as a European event, it is part of the associated programme of the German EU Presidency 2007.

The eHealth week Berlin 2007 is a combined venue for all the leading events concerned with IT and telematics in the German health system: Telemed, eHealth Conference 2007, ITeG (International Forum for Healthcare IT) and the KIS Conference. The IHE Connectathon and other international meetings relating to eHealth will also take place during the eHealth week Berlin 2007.

The eHealth week Berlin 2007 thus brings together policymakers, users, suppliers, researchers and implementation managers, facilitating debate and promoting an exchange of views and experiences among all those involved in eHealth.

The aim of eHealth week Berlin 2007 is to create a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of potential solutions for interoperable cross-border processes, pan-European electronic services as well as the preparatory campaigns of the European partners. In this way the eHealth week Berlin 2007 will make an important contribution to the improvement of patient care in Europe.

eHealth Conference 2007
The eHealth Conference 2007 will take place from 17th to 19th April at Messe Berlin, Berlin's International Exhibition and Conference Centre as part of the eHealth week Berlin 2007. This high level conference is a joint project of the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Health, the Berlin regional government and the Association for Social Security Policy and Research (GVG). The conference theme is "From Strategies to Applications" and its primary aim is to provide a forum for those responsible for telematics in government, health insurance organisations, service providers and users' organisations in Germany and abroad.

For further information, please visit - http://www.ehealth2007.de

TELEMED
The week begins on 16th April 2007 with the traditional TELEMED, Germany's oldest annual eHealth conference, founded in 1996 by the Professional Association of IT Practitioners in Medicine (BVMI) and the Free University of Berlin. TELEMED, which since its amalgamation with other eHealth event organisers in 2004 has been the "National Forum on Telematics for Health", primarily addresses professional practitioners and researchers in health telematics and telemedicine. The special themes of TELEMED 2007 are Health Portals and the Electronic Health Record in all its various manifestations. The scientific papers received will form the basis of reports and discussions on strategies, the state of the art and the gains achieved in this key field of health telematics.

For further information, please visit - http://www.telemed-berlin.de

KIS-Tagung
The eHealth week ends on 19th April 2007 with the German-language KIS Conference organised by the German Association for Medical Information Technology, Biometrics and Epidemiology (GMDS) and the Professional Association of IT Practitioners in Medicine (BVMI). The KIS Conference provides a forum for hospitals, healthcare networks and industry, facilitating a detailed exchange of experience in all aspects of information processing and the sharing of practical information on current developments, problems and solutions.

For further information, please visit - http://www.informatik.hs-mannheim.de/kis2007

ITeG
ITeG, the International Forum for Healthcare IT, runs from 17th to 19th April 2007 as part of the eHealth week Berlin 2007. After three successful events in Frankfurt am Main, this is the first time the fair is being held in the German capital and over 250 exhibitors are expected. In Halls 1.2 and 2.2 of the Berlin exhibition centre they will present a compact show of their products and services, including the newest solutions, developments and trends in information technology in healthcare, an invaluable supplement to the convention and information events offered by the eHealth week Berlin 2007.

The exhibition of commercial products and services will be accompanied by a programme of high quality lectures in the exhibition hall. The ITeG technical programme consists of the ITeG Forum (lectures by experts in Hall 1.2.) and the warm-up sessions (a prefair communication platform). It has been put together by a dedicated independent advisory committee and is open to all those responsible for IT, especially IT managers, medical controllers, nursing staff and doctors.

ITeG is sponsored by the Association of Manufacturers of IT Solutions for the Health System (VHitG) and organised by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

For further information, please visit - http://www.iteg-messe.de

IHE Connectathon
From 15th to 20th April and parallel to the events programme, Hall 6.2 will be the venue for the European Connectathon organised by IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise). IHE is an international group in which users and producers co-operate to improve the interoperability of IT in medicine. In the course of the Connectathon almost 140 IT systems from close to 300 developers will tested for their compatibility.

For further information, please visit - http://www.ihe-d.org

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