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EuroRec 2008

EuroRec’s Annual Conference 2008 took place on the 3rd of November in Copenhagen in a joint meeting with EHTEL.

“eHealth Planning and Management Symposium 2008”

Focus on: Change management for introducing clinical process orientation and archetypes across the community

3rd of November, 2008, Bella Center, Copenhagen

This eHealth Planning and Management Symposium introduced a tool kit for proactive professionals to improve eHealth leadership & governance for using ICT to strengthen clinical processes.


  • Provided the participants with a management reference framework;
  • Explored and illustrated the latest cross-stakeholders' tools, models and concepts for planning, building and deploy eHealth as a means for better integrated health services by all stakeholders.

The intended target audience were executives and managers, working e.g. in ministries of health, regional health boards and hospital groups, competence centres, health insurance and health care provider organisations as well as associations representing a particular eHealth stakeholder group such as clinicians/nurses/patients and citizens. The event was particularly relevant for you as

  • Procurer, strategic decision maker and if you are contributing to the definition of policies where eHealth has a role to play;
  • Healthcare programme manager;
  • Healthcare process manager and eHealth tools designer.

The learning motivation would be defined by one or more positive answer to the following questions:

  • Is one of your tasks to work out strategies and plans to modernise your national/regional health system with the support of the new technologies?
  • Is the stakeholder group you belong to or which is represented by you, engaged in or concerned by the deployment of eHealth services across the community?
  • Are you responsible for deploying eHealth solutions or to monitor the progress of eHealth pilots?
  • Are you seeking to secure your investments in eHealth tools and services?

The working methodology supported a holistic learning experience. The theoretical elements and the frameworks examined in the plenary sessions were be complemented by practical use cases.

Four break-out sessions were held for participants to share experiences and to explore certain aspects in more depth.


10:30 - 11:00

Introduction by the organisation and supporting organisation

11:00 - 11:45

eHealth deployment roadmap and roll-out planning: Guiding design principles
Angelo Rossi-Mori CNR-ITB (Italy) and partner in many strategy related EU projects - Presentation

11:45 - 12:30

Assessing the Clinical, Economic and Societal Benefits from eHealth Solutions - Approach and Evidence
Karl A. Stroetmann Empirica (Germany) - Presentation

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15

Health Care Process Modelling: How to develop semantic interoperability in health care? The steps before IT implementation
Karl-Henrik Lundell SALAR (Sweden) - Presentation

14:15 - 15:00

EHR and clinical archetypes
Dipak Kalra UCL (United Kingdom) - Presentation

15:00 - 16:00

Break-Out Sessions 1 - 4
Moderated by Session Chairs 1 - 4
Use case presentations from the RIDE & eHealth ERA projects, the OpenEHR initiative,
the Swedish National Information Structure, etc.

16:30 - 18:00

EuroRec General Assembly