Many thanks to everyone who participated at the inaugural European mHealth Conference.
Against the backdrop of the European Commission's recent Green Paper on mHealth, this conference brought together top level stakeholders for an interactive cross-sectoral debate on the way forward in developing a European strategy to unlock the potential of mHealth, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings.
Details on the 2015 edition will be available in due course. If you are interested in becoming involved in next year's conference, please contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 / email@example.com.
Below you will find the opening video message delivered by Robert Madelin, Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission:
A selection of event day photos is available here.
You should have by now received details of how to download electronic versions of the PowerPoint slides shown by speakers at this event, but if not or if you have any questions at all then please contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
mHealth has the potential to deliver huge benefits to the way in which healthcare in Europe is delivered, with the opportunity for vast cost-savings and increases in efficiency alongside a simultaneous improvement of patient experience. However, whilst mHealth is an emerging and rapidly developing field - approximately 97,000 mHealth applications are already available - its uptake in Europe remains limited.
This event assessed what needs to be done to advance the implementation of mHealth solutions at an EU (and wider) level and to ensure a suitable regulatory framework is in place. It explored the benefits mHealth can offer to patients, healthcare professionals and to the European economy in general, and at how these can be realised, whilst addressing the existing barriers and issues relating to its deployment.
Sessions at this event focused on the following issues:
- Delivering a safe and secure mHealth ecosystem in Europe
- Developing standards for coordinated, interoperable and universal mHealth solutions
- From niche market to mainstream - integrating mHealth into everyday healthcare systems
If you are interested in this topic and would like to become involved in the second edition of this event, please contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 / email@example.com.