The Med-e-Tel 2009 conference program featured presentations of successful business cases, research activities, pilot projects, practical experiences from health and social care providers, and panel discussions, offering both local and international perspectives on ehealth and telemedicine opportunities and experiences.

The Med-e-Tel 2009 Opening Session included welcome addresses and keynote presentations by:

  • Mars Di Bartolomeo, Minister of Health and Social Security, Luxembourg
  • Gérard Comyn, Acting Director, Directorate H: ICT Addressing Societal Challenges, Head of Unit H1: ICT for Health, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission
  • Marco Obiso, Advisor, ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division, International Telecommunication Union
  • Michael Nerlich, President, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth
  • Claudia Bartz, Coordinator, International Classification for Nursing Practice, International Council of Nurses
  • Martin Denz, President, European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL)
  • Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth
  • Valery Stolyar, Secretary, Russian Telemedicine Association
  • Rudy Vansnick, President, Internet Society Belgium, Vice-chair, ISOC European Chapters Coordinating Council

Topics and thematical sessions included:

  • A workshop on "Deploying eEHIC services for borderless care in Europe" organized by the NETC@RDS project. This projects focuses on the initial deployment of an online service for the electronic European Health Insurance Card (eEHIC). The workshop addressed policy and legal aspects, potential market dimension and commercial features of the services, and effectiveness of the proposed ICT solution in view of the interoperability of the eEHIC as forthcoming challenge for borderless care in Europe.
     
  • "Citizens Services for Borderless Healthcare in the European Union: Practical Solutions", a workshop by TEN4Health. Closely linked with the NETC@RDS project, TEN4Health focuses on access of citizens to healthcare in participating Member States' hospitals, based on a secure web service and its integration into developing European ehealth infrastructure networks. The TEN4Health project has developed, piloted and implemented in a full operation mode IT-based services for cross-border healthcare provision in different European countries. Together with NETC@RDS, agreement was achieved on a common European web service specification supporting standardised messaging to link hospitals and other health care providers with health insurance organisations and with national healthcare IT infrastructure.
     
  • A focus session on Telemedicine in Clinical Trials presented by Medifacts International. The session reviewed key considerations for successful implementation of Telemonitoring Self Measured Blood Pressure (T-SMBP) within the clinical research environment, and provided some case study examples.
     
  • "Tele-enabled Healthcare - The Voice from the Field" presented in cooperation with the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) Task Force on Sustainable Telemedicine & Chronic Disease Management. This Task Force connects key actors in disease management and supports them to develop essential cornerstones to reach consensus for collaboration and sustainable telemedicine implementation in the field.
     
  • An overview of "International Telemedicine & eHealth Initiatives and Developments" by members of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), focusing on the current state of telemedicine and ehealth use and deployment in countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Italy, Russia, South Africa, UK, Ukraine.
     
  • A session on "Telenursing", a growing application, offering possibilities to reduce the use of expensive healthcare services, to reduce hospital admissions or length of stay, to perform regular check-ups on patients with chronic conditions, to spread limited resources over a large population, and to increase access to nurse education. The Telenursing session was organized in cooperation with the Telenursing Working Group of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, a group that is also working closely together with the International Council of Nurses in order to advance the knowledge and use of telemedicine/telehealth technologies and ehealth among nurses worldwide.
     
  • Sessions on "eHealth for Developing Countries and Low Resource Settings", showing ICT's contributions to healthcare delivery and capacity building in the developing world.
     
  • On a related subject, there was also a special training session on "How to Implement eHealth Solutions?" presented by the expert group on Question 14 "Telecommunications for eHealth" within the International Telecommunication Union. The training looked at strategic planning issues for the development and implementation of ehealth services in the various areas of health sectors and the required coordination between healthcare and telecommunications authorities in the implementation of national ehealth programs (which have been recommended to all countries by the World Health Organization in its Resolution WHA58.28).
     
  • A session on "Pan Asian Collaboration for Evidence-Based eHealth Adoption and Application", presented by the PANACeA initiative which aims to generate evidence in the field of ehealth within the Asian context, through a network of researchers from developing Asian countries.
     
  • Various sessions on Chronic Disease Management, Home Care Solutions, Telecardiology, eHealth Informatics, eLearning, eHealth in Support of Routine Medical Practice, Mobile Health, Ethical Issues, eHealth in Support of Mental Health, Image Transfer, showing what works and what doesn't, as well as what exists or what is under development in telemedicine, ehealth and health ICT systems and solutions.
     
  • A regional (BeLux) hospital administrator seminar organized in cooperation with the Luxembourg CRP-Santé (Public Research Centre for Health) about "Priorities, benefits and budgets for health IT in the 21st century", which will reflect upon the short and medium term priorities and on making optimal choices for hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole. The seminar shared some of the most interesting experiences in the region and beyond, and showed the benefits, as well as the conditions for success and the difficulties and resistance that can be met during implementation.
     
  • Several sessions focusing on "Extreme Environmental Conditions and eHealth" presented in cooperation with the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. The sessions focused on the very current topic of the rapid degradation of our natural environment and recent evidence of climate change which has brought new interest in monitoring interactions between humans and the environment (individual monitoring of physiological and environmental parameters, emergency and disaster relief monitoring of populations or groups in specific environments, long-term monitoring of trends in large population groups). The importance of these types of monitoring, and the role of space technologies in ehealth in general, is expected to increase significantly in the next few years. The sessions provided a brief overview of relevant existing methods and of new trends in earth observation, in tracking and location, in communication, and in search and rescue. Interaction between human health and space weather were also discussed.
     
  • Meetings of the ISfTeH Board of Directors, NETC@RDS Project Consortium, EHTEL Task Force on Sustainable Telemedicine and Chronic Disease Management and an ISfTeH Member Breakfast Meeting.

Below is the Med-e-Tel 2009 conference program, listed per day and per conference room.

Click here for a general overview of the Med-e-Tel 2009 schedule of events.


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Wednesday 1 April 2009

Conference Room 1

09:30-10:00
Opening Ceremony

    Opening addresses by:

    Pierre Gramegna
    Director General, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
    Member of the Board of Directors, Luxexpo

    Mars Di Bartolomeo
    Minister of Health and Social Security, Luxembourg

    Gérard Comyn
    Acting Director, Directorate H: ICT Addressing Societal Challenges
    Head of Unit H1: ICT for Health
    DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

    Michael Nerlich
    President, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

11:00-13:00
Opening Session: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Update

Chair: Frank Lievens, Secretary, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

    Hosted by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)

    A European Commission Policy Initiative on Telemedicine
    Dr. Gérard Comyn
    Acting Director, Directorate H: ICT Addressing Societal Challenges
    Head of Unit H1: ICT for Health
    DG Information Society and Media, European Commission
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Implementing eHealth in Developing Countries: Principles and Strategies
    Marco Obiso
    Advisor, ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division, International Telecommunication Union
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Standard "Operating" Procedures in eHealth? Individualized Care or Health Mass Production?
    Prof. Dr. Michael Nerlich
    Head, Department of Trauma Surgery, University of Regensburg Academic Medical Center, Germany
    President, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telenursing and Global Health
    Claudia Bartz, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Coordinator, International Classification for Nursing Practice, International Council of Nurses
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Rockefeller Foundation eHealth Initiative for the Global South: Harnessing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to Improve Health Systems Performance
    Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam
    Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    "A Decade of eHealth" or "The Three Ages of eHealth"
    Dr. Martin Denz
    President, European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL)
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Secured Handling of Personal Health Information in Proposal of .HEALTH (dot health)
    Rudi Vansnick
    President, Internet Society (ISOC) Belgium
    Vice-chair of ISOC European Chapters Coordinating Council
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

14:00-16:30
Tele-enabled Healthcare - The Voice from the Field

Chair: S.H. Schug

    Presented in cooperation with EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association)
    Task Force Sustainable Telemedicine and Chronic Disease Management

    Introduction
    S.H. Schug
    EHTEL Task Force Telemedicine
    [full presentation]

    Telemedicine is Essential to National Health Strategies – The Example of Cardiology
    H. Korb
    Vitaphone, Germany
    [full presentation]

    A Framework for Telemedicine and Chronic Disease Management
    A. Rossi-Mori
    eHealth Unit CNR-ITB, Italy
    [full presentation]

    Telemedicine: A Vital Service for the Multidisciplinary Management of Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases
    S. Scalvini
    IRCCS Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Italy
    [full presentation]

    Q&A

    Break

    Training Professionals to Use Tele-services in Care Settings: The Role of Trust
    R. de Jong
    Meavita, The Netherlands
    [full presentation]

    eHealth-Assisted Diabetes Risk Management and Monitoring to Improve Patient Adherence and to Prevent Complications
    S.H. Stadler[1,3], U.O. Mueller[2], R.P. Stolk[3], G. Lorenz[4], F. Simac[1]
    [1]InterComponentWare, Germany; [2]University of Marburg, Germany; [3]University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands; [4]Roche Diagnostics, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    ICT-Suported Allergy and Diet Management
    A. Arens-Volland[1], N. Rösch[1], F. Feidert[2], P. Harpes[1], R. Herbst[1], R. Mösges[3]
    [1]CRP Henri Tudor – CR SANTEC, Luxembourg; [2]Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg; [3]University of Cologne, IMSIE, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Q&A
    Short Summary by Session Chair

Conference Room 2

14:00-15:15
Telecardiology

Chair: M. Moga

    Opportunities and Challenges for eHealth in Cardiac Rhythm Management
    A. Kollmann, G. Schreier
    Austrian Research Centers – ARC, eHealth Systems, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telecardiology and Tele-ECG Network in Ukraine: Achievements and Clinical Efficiency
    A.V. Vladzymyrskyy, R.V. Pavlovich
    Association for Ukrainian Telemedicine and eHealth Development; TREDEX, Ukraine
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    New Tele-Cardiology Service for the Regional Healthcare System in Finland
    O. Atzmon[1], R. Saarela[2], O. Wanne[3]
    [1]Aerotel Medical Systems, Israel; [2]Emtele, Finland; [3]Satakunta Hospital District, Finland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Wireless Telecardiology System for Rural Areas: A Romanian Experience
    V.D. Moga[1], M. Moga[2], R. Avram[1], D. Ionescu[3]
    [1]University of Medicine and Pharmacy "V.Babes" Timisoara; [2]Emergency County Hospital Timisoara; [3]SOS Medical Bucuresti, Romania
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    New Quality Standards for Telemedical Service Centers: Certification According to "VDE Recommendations of Application for Telemonitoring"
    H. Korb, M. Murin
    Vitaphone, Germany
    [full presentation]

15:30-16:30
Telemedicine in Clinical Trials

    Presented by Medifacts International

    Home Blood Pressure Monitoring - Insight into Telemedicine in Clinical Trials
    J. Heilbraun, MS[1], G. Caulfield[1], F. Baschiera, PharmD, MPH, PhD[2], A. Koontz[1], A. Martin[1], V. Curt, MD[3]
    [1]Medifacts International, Inc.; [2]Novartis Pharma AG; [3]Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
    [abstract]

    Telemonitoring and tele-healthcare are actively being implemented through health care providers for general patient care, specifically in patients with heart failure, diabetes and hypertension. The transition and implementation of telemedicine in clinical trials provides many benefits to the conduct of the study, but it is important to recognize limitations based upon available technology as well as key considerations for successful implementation of telemedicine in a clinical trial.

    The use of Telemonitoring Self Measured Blood Pressure (T-SMBP), allows for remote collection of blood pressure (BP) data from a subjects home. The benefits of implementing T-SMBP include:

    • Electronic capture of BP data – remove transcription errors in diary
    • Based on trial design, it may be possible to reduce the number of office visits required by the subject
    • T-SMBP provides for real-time access of the subjects BP data via study webportal. This can include alert criteria process as well as real-time view of data trends and treatment effect

    This session reviewed key considerations for successful implementation of T-SMBP within the clinical research environment. In addition, some case study examples were provided.

Conference Room 3

14:00-15:00
Mobile Health (1)

Chair: P. Soegner

    Are Mobile Tele-workplaces for Radiologist for Final Reading an Alternative to Stationary from Well-known Vendors?
    P. Soegner[1,2,3,4], V. Soegner-Tinhof[2], A. Klauser[1], H. Zunterer[1], C. Cihak[1], F. Koppelstätter[1], L. Pallwein[1], E. Pallwein[1], R. Frank[1]
    [1]MUI/LKI, Univ.-Clinic for Radiology II, Innsbruck, Austria; [2]Dr. Soegner & Partner OEG, Austria; [3]Austrian Scientific Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, Austria; [4]UMIT, Research Division for eHealth and Telemedicine, Hall i. Tyrol, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Assessment of the Use of Telehealth in the Emergency Mobile Service (SAMU) in the City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    G.C. Penna, L.A. Porto, A.F. Santos, M.C.B. Melo, H.J. Alves
    Telehealth Nucleus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine, Brazil
    [abstract]

    The Role of Telemedicine in Long Term Care Facilities
    J. DiMartino[1], M. Mullen-Fortino[1], F. Sites[2], J. Galen[2], M. Soisson[2]
    [1]University of Pennsylvania Health System-Penn Elert, USA; [2]Good Sheppard Penn Partners, USA
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Integrated Mobile and Stationary Nursing Care Information Exchange Using an IHE-Compliant IT-Infrastructure
    H. Mayr, B. Franz
    Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, School of Informatics, Communication and Media Hagenberg, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

15:15-16:30
eHealth and Image Transfer

Chair: E. Dasho

    How can Teleophthalmology Benefit from the Developments in Three Dimensional Imaging?
    E. Dasho[1], H. Helbig[2], A. Leis[3], M. Nerlich[3]
    [1]Tirana University, Faculty of Medicine, Albania; [2]University of Regensburg, University Eye Clinic, Germany; [3]University of Regensburg, Department of Trauma Surgery, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    System for Visualization, Analysis and Measurement of Renal Ultrasound Videos
    E. Pérez[1], R. Pandare[1], A. Nunez[1], G. Sanchez[1], D.Ortiz[2]
    [1]Cababobo University, Venezuela; [2]Teaching Institute of Urology, Venezuela
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    A Study to Evaluate Dose Values of Computed Tomography in Luxembourg 2007
    S. Kohler[1], F. Shannoun[2], A. Jahnen[1], C. Back[3]
    [1]CRP Henri Tudor, CR SANTEC, Luxembourg; [2]World Health Organisation, Public Health, Switzerland; [3]Ministry of Health, Radioprotection, Luxembourg
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Concept and Strategy for a National Quality Assurance Program in Medical Imaging
    A. Jahnen[1], C. Moll[1], A. Schreiner[2], J. Hermen[1], M. Grelot[3], C. Bokou[3], O. Kaphammel[3], A. Meyer[3], C. Back[2]
    [1]CRP Henri Tudor, CR SANTEC, Luxembourg; [2]Ministry of Health Luxembourg, Radioprotection, Luxembourg; [3]Entente des Hopitaux Luxembourgeois, Medical Physics, Luxembourg
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Solving Annoying Dicom Problems Using IMAGEJ and the Tudor DICOM Tools
    J. Hermen, C. Moll, A. Jahnen
    CRP Henri Tudor, CR SANTEC, Luxembourg
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 4

14:00-15:30
eLearning (1)

Chair: J. Najjar-Pellet

    3D Modeling and Graphic Animation as Technological Tools for Long Distance Teaching of Electrocardiography in the Medical Context
    R.M. Torres[1,3], A.F. Santos[2], L.V.Q. Machado[2], D.G. Franchini[1], F.A. Azevedo[1], C. Souza[1,3], et al.
    [1]Cetes - Telehealth Center of UFMG Medical School, [2]Belo Horizonte city Department of Health; [3]Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Global Link for Online Biomedical Expertise (GLOBE)
    J. Najjar-Pellet, J. Soffe, P. Caroly, C. Longuet
    Fondation Mérieux, France
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Improving Emergency Care with e-Learning
    M.C.B. Melo, C. Souza, A.F. Santos, R.M. Torres, H.J. Alves
    Telehealth Nucleus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Tele-education in an African Country
    M. Mars
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Use of the Virtual Learning Environment to Discuss Classical Signs and Symptoms of Type I Diabetes with Nursing Undergraduates
    E.M.L. Rangel, I.A.C. Mendes, E.C. Carnio, L.M.M. Alves, S. Godoy, M.A. Trevizan
    University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

15:30-16:30
eHealth for Developing Countries and Low Resource Settings (1)

Chair: L. Androuchko

    Albania: Managing Referrals through a New Health Information System
    E. Dasho[1], B. Hysa[1], A. Leis[2], M. Nerlich[2]
    [1]Tirana University, Faculty of Medicine, Albania; [2]University Clinic of Regensburg, Department of Trauma Surgery, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Design and Evaluation of Telemedicine Station
    H. Villegas, E. Pérez
    Carabobo University, Venezuela
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    eHealth Project for the Amazon Region
    R.B. Cardoso[1], M.H.I. Lopes[3], S. Célia[3], V. Duval[3], E. Huttner[2], D.M. Orsolin[1], T. Russomano[1]
    [1]Microgravity Centre - FENG/PUCRS, Brazil; [2]Nucleo de Pesquisa em Cultura Indigena – PUCRS, Brazil; [3]School of Medicine – PUCRS, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    eHealth Services Marketing in Developing Countries: A Conceptual Model for Understanding Behavioral Intention to Use eHealth Services in Developing Countries by Medical Professionals
    P.A. Nuq
    International University in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 5

14:00-16:30
NETC@RDS and TEN4Health

Joint Workshop

       

    Closed Meeting

Conference Room 6

14:00-16:30
International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Board Meeting

    Closed Meeting

Thursday 2 April 2009

Conference Room 1

09:30-13:00
Citizen Services for Borderless Healthcare in the European Union: Practical Solutions

    Presented by TEN4Health

    Welcome and Introduction: Online Cross-border Healthcare Services in Europe
    Pascal Collotte
    European Commission, DG Information Society and Media
    [full presentation]

    TEN4Health: IT-based Citizen Services for Borderless Healthcare: from Web Portal to Web-service Solutions
    Heike Au
    AOK Rheinland / Hamburg, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    ICT-supported Solutions for Borderless Healthcare (5 case studies):

    Cross-border Health Services for Tourists in a Skiing Resort Using the TEN4Health GCE Web Portal Solution
    Dr. Herbert Mayer
    Krankenhaus Zell am See, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Fully Integrated Online Patient Verification and eBilling for Foreign Patients Supported through Web-services - Experiences from an Austrian Hospital
    Magister Karl Wulz, Karin Schlüter, Asima Kadiric
    Landeskrankenhaus Villach, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Web-services-based Cross-border Healthcare - A Case Study from the Netherlands
    John Stevens, CZ Actief in Gezondheid, The Netherlands
    Ilse Schreurs, VECOZO, The Netherlands
    [full presentation]

    TEN4Health IT-based Cross-border Service Solutions in Hospitals in Prague and Karlovy Vary via a Web Portal
    Milan Ruzicka
    IZIP, Prague, Czech Republic
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The EHIC Portal "AOK Europa" – A Web Portal Solution Offered by German Hospitals for Foreigners from all over the World
    Heike Au, Ralf Lahaye
    AOK Rheinland / Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Benefits of T4H Service Operations for Patients, Hospitals and Health Insurance Companies – the Business Case
    Werner B. Korte
    empirica, Bonn, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Plenary discussion
    Chair: Werner B. Korte, empirica (Germany)

    Concluding remarks
    Pascal Collotte
    European Commission, DG Information Society and Media

14:00-17:30
Deploying eEHIC Services for Borderless Care in Europe

    Presented by NETC@RDS

    Welcome and Introduction
    Roberto Zuffada, Regione Lombardia
    [abstract]

    Keynote: Deploying eEHIC Services for Borderless Healthcare in Europe
    Blagoy Mirov, National Health Insurance Fund of Bulgaria
    [full presentation]

    The NETC@RDS Contribution to the Access to Cross-border Healthcare in the EU
    Pascale Collotte
    European Commission, DG Information Society and Media

    The NETC@RDS Service Deployment
    Noel Nader
    NETC@RDS Project Coordinator, GIE Sesam Vitale, France
    [full presentation]

    The Reference Market: Users and Industry
    Line Kleinebreil, AP-HP - Georges Pompidou Hospital
    Rainer Baudermann, AOK Baden-Wurttemberg
    Stefane Mouille, GEMALTO, France
    [full presentation - Kleinebreil]
    [full presentation - Baudermann]

    The Technology Challenge
    Guillaume Aflalo, GIE SESAM-VITALE
    Wolfgang Kreutzer, HVOS
    Pantelis Angelidis, CEN WS eEHIC
    [full presentation - Aflalo]
    [full presentation - Kreutzer]
    [full presentation - Angelidis]

    Break

    Round Table and Conclusions
    Borderless Healthcare: From Strategy to Practice

    Chair: Marjan Suselj, ZZZS
    Participants:
    Francesca Basile/Paolo Piani, Italian Ministry of Welfare, Health and Social Policies
    Andreas Grode, CASSTM Ad hoc Group eEHIC
    Fredrik Linden, SALAR, epSOS Project Coordinator
    Patrick Fortuit, French Council of Pharmacists, HPROCard Project Coordinator
    Noel Nader, GIE SESAM-VITALE, NETC@RDS Project Coordinator
    George Pangalos, University of Thessaloniki, NETC@RDS Project
    Nadine Fouques-Weiss, General Practitioner
    [full presentation - Baron/Fortuit]
    [full presentation - Pangalos]

Conference Room 2

09:30-11:00
International Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives and Developments (1)

Chair: A. Petitet

    Presented by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)

    An Update of Austrian Telemedicine and eHealth Activities
    P. Soegner[1,2,3,4], V. Soegner-Tinhof[2], F. Wozack[4], T. Schabetsberger[3,4]
    [1]Medical University Innsbruck, Dept. of Radiology, Austria; [2]Dr. Soegner & Partner OEG, Austria; [3]Austrian Scientific Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, Austria; [4]UMIT, Research Division for eHealth and Telemedicine, Hall i. Tyrol, Austria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Association for Ukrainian Telemedicine and eHealth Development - Report of Activity during 2008
    A.V. Vladzymyrskyy, V.G. Klymovytskyy, D.K. Kalinovsky, et al.
    Association for Ukrainian Telemedicine and eHealth Development, Ukraine
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    MOIRA Project
    V. La Bella[1], A. Giannone[2]
    [1]PI Western Europe, Italy; [2]Consultant Management & ICT Healthcare, Italy
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Teleconsults – One Telemedical Solution in Bulgaria
    P. Mihova, J. Vinarova, I. Pendzhurov
    New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Towards a Specific e-Health Data Tool
    A. Petitet
    International Telemedicine/Telehealth Expert/Consultant, Head of the CATEL International Commission, ISfTeH Board Member, France
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:30-13:15
Mobile Health (2)

Chairs: R. Brunback, H. Mayr

    Internet & Mobile Phone-based e-Health Systems for Outbreak Management and Safe Motherhood Program in Community Health Center Environment
    S. Soegijoko[1] , J. Hasugian[1,2], T.S. Barkah[1]
    [1]Biomedical Engineering Program, School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; [2]Electrical Engineering Dept., Maranatha Christian University, Bandung, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Mobile Solutions for Healthcare Delivery in Argentine
    P.P. Escobar[1], M. Santiago[2], M. Del Fresno[1], J. Massa[1]
    [1]INTELyMEC, Fac. of Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina; [2]IFAS, Fac. of Exact Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina; [3]PLADEMA-ISISTAN, Fac. of Exact Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina; [4]INTIA, Fac. of Exact Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Potential CO2 Emission Reduction from a Mobile Telemedicine System
    P. Hakansson, F. Jonsson, J. Malmodin
    Ericsson Research, EMF Safety and Sustainability, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Key Challenges in Large-Scale Mobile Healthcare Deployments – A Mobile Operators Perspective
    R. Brunbäck
    Telenor Connexion, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Deaths on Board Ships Assisted by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM), the Italian Telemedical Maritime Assistance service (TMAS) from 1984 to 2006
    I. Grappasonni[1], A. Di Donna[2], C. Pascucci[1], F. Petrelli[1], and F. Amenta[1,2]
    [1]Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Sanitŕ Pubblica, Universitŕ di Camerino, Italy; [2]Dipartimento Studi e Ricerche, Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM), Roma, Italy
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Use of Telehealth Resources for Qualifying the Care Provided by the SAMU of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    A.A.F. Santos[1], C. Souza[1], N.R. Queiroz[2], G.C. Penna[1], E.M.N.P. Medeiros[1], I.S. Machado[2]
    [1]Telehealth Nucleus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine; [2]Telehealth Nucleus of the Belo Horizonte City Department of Health, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Monitoring Emergent Remote Care and Treatment Markets
    F. Abadie, C. Pascu, M. van Lieshout
    European Commission, JRC-IPTS, Information Society Unit, Spain
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

14:00-15:30
eHealth Informatics (1)

Chair: J. McGee

    A European Patient Summary Infrastructure
    A. Carenini[1], R. Krummenacher[2], E. Simperl[2], D. Foxvog[3]
    [1]CEFRIEL, Italy; [2]Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, Austria; [3]Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Adaptive Healthcare Applications Using Agent and Workflow Technologies
    V. Koufi, F. Malamateniou, G. Vassilacopoulos
    Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Artificial Intelligence in the Analysis and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
    M. Caramihai[1], I. Dumitrache[1], A. Blidaru[2], H. Balan[3], C. Saptefrati[2], G. Bordea[2]
    [1]University POLITEHNICA; [2]Oncologic Institute "Alex. O. Trestioreanu"; [3]University of Medicine "C. Davila", Bucharest, Romania

    Ontological Engineering Approach for Breast Cancer Knowledge Management
    A.B.M. Salem, M. Alfonse
    Faculty of Computers & Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Egypt
    [abstract]

    Towards the Use of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Human Immunodeficiency Virus Drug Resistance
    Y. Singh[1], M. Hajek[2], D. Moodley[2], C. Seebregts[3]
    [1]Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa; [2]University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; [3]Medical Research Council, South Africa
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

16:00-17:30
eHealth in Support of Routine Medical Practice (3)

Chairs: S. Witriani, I.M. Puspitasari

    Medical Data Acquisition, Processing and Collection for e-Health Solutions – DAPSpro
    I. Evgeniev, V. Gueorguiev
    Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Medikidz: A Novel Solution to the Global Problem of Paediatric Patient Information Provision
    K. Chilman-Blair[1], R. Richardson[2], K. James[1], T. MacFarlane[3], P. Finn[4]
    [1]Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand; [2]Imperial College, London, UK; [3]University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK; [4]University College London, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Improving Patient Care through Real-time Electronic Data Capture with Digital Pen and Paper
    P. Ericson
    Anoto, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Development of an Integrated e-Prescription System with Adverse Drug Events Alert for Community Health Center in Indonesia
    I.M. Puspitasari[1,2], S. Soegijoko[1]
    [1]Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; [2]Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Custom-Oriented High-Performance Solution for Integrated Electronic Health Record (IEHR)
    J. Kell
    MedXchange, Switzerland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telemonitoring of Congestive Heart Failure Patients - From Clinical Trial to Routine Operation
    P. Kastner, J. Morak, G. Schreier
    Austrian Research Centers GmbH – ARC, Department Safety & Security / Information Management and eHealth, Austria
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 3

09:30-11:00
eHealth and Chronic Disease Management

Chair: G. Schreier

    Case Study: Using an Electronic Patient Record, Unique Medication Bar Coding and a Cold Chain Delivery Service to Provide a Chronic Care Model for Patients with Haemophilia
    F. Mc Groarty, B. White, M. Cahill, E. Singleton National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telemonitoring in the Management of Patients with Chronic Digestive Diseases from Remote Areas
    M. Zerroug[1], Z. Sari[2]
    [1]Faculty of Medicine of Oran, Algeria; [2]Faculty of Medicine of Annaba, Algeria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Helping Technology Deliver its Potential
    D. Roziers
    Intel Semiconductor, UK
    [abstract]

    The Development: Supporting the Mainstreaming of Clinical Telehealth with a Managed Care Service
    A. Wragg
    Honeywell HomMed
    [full presentation]

    Essential Enabling Infrastructures for the Development of Connected Health Markets and Practice
    J. Spence
    European Connected Health Campus, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:30-12:30
eHealth in Support of Routine Medical Practice (2)

Chair: F. Sicurello

    Development of Simple e-Health System for Tuberculosis Management at Community Health Center Level in Indonesia
    H.H. Rachmat[1,2], L. Indriani[1], S. Soegijoko[1]
    [1]Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, [2]Electrical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Nasional, Bandung, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [paper]
    [full presentation]

    Eye-care: Teleophthalmology for Chronic Ocular Diseases
    F. Sicurello[1], A. Donzelli[1], F. Semeraro[2], C. Polcini[2], M. Gündel[1]
    [1]@ITIM – Italian Association of Telemedicine and Medical Informatics, Milan, Italy; [2]Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    First Steps in Tele-Neonatology
    O.I. Ryaskova[1], A.V. Vladzymyrskyy[2], E.T. Dorokhova[3]
    [1]Donetsk Municipal Hospital N6; [2]Donetsk R&D Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics; [3]Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    ICT Use by Doctors in Kuwait Public Hospitals
    E. Aldousari, A. Goulding, J. Harrison
    Loughborough University, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

14:00-15:30
Telenursing

Chair: L. Scott

    Presented in cooperation with the ISfTeH Telenursing Working Group

    Telehealth's Evolution and Future in Canada
    L. Scott
    Clinical Solutions, MCKesson, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Advancement of International Telenursing
    D. Castelli[1], L.Schlachta-Fairchild[2]
    [1]AMD Global Telemedicine, USA; [2]iTelehealth Inc., USA
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Detective or Educator? - Telenurses' Understanding of Work
    E. Kaminsky, U. Rosenqvist, I. Holmstrom
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Does Web 2.0 Have any Value for Nursing and Informatics?
    P. Murray
    Founding Fellow and Director, Centre for Health Informatics Research and Development (CHIRAD); Vice-President, IMIA
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Computerized Decision Support Systems in Telenursing: How is it Perceived by Telenurses?
    A. Ernesater[1,2], I. Holmstrom[1], M. Engstrom[2]
    [1]Uppsala University, Sweden; [2]University of Gavle, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    "It's Easier to Talk to a Woman": Aspects of Gender in Swedish Telenursing
    A.T. Hoglund, I. Holmstrom
    Uppsala University, Dept of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

16:00-17:30
Extreme Environmental Conditions and eHealth (1)

Chair: N.B. Crosby

    Presented in cooperation with the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

    Health Issues and Space Weather: An Introduction
    N.B. Crosby
    Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Heliogeophysical Variations, Human Health and Life Quality
    I. Stoilova[1], S. Dimitrova[1], T. Taseva[2], M. Jordanova[1]
    [1]Solar-Terrestrial Influences Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; [2]University Hospital for Active Treatment "St. Anna", Sofia, Bulgaria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Extreme Environmental Conditions and Tele-health – Present Situation and Future Trends
    M. Cermack[1,3], N. Crosby[2], M. Rycroft[1,4]
    [1]International Space University, France; [2]Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium; [3]ACG Space Inc., Canada; [4]CAESAR Consultancy, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Fundamental Aspects and Mechanisms of Space Weather Health Effects
    T.K. Breus; V.N. Obridko
    Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Geomagnetic Storms and Human Health - From Research to Applications
    M. Cermack[1,3], N. Crosby[2], S. Palmer[4], M. Rycroft[1,5]
    [1]International Space University, France; [2]Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium; [3]ACG Space Inc., Canada; [4]University of Edinburgh, UK; [5]CAESAR Consultancy, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 4

09:30-11:15
eHealth in Support of Routine Medical Practice (1)

Chair: J.F. Lopez

    Telemetric System for Monitoring of Pregnant Uterine Activities
    D. Radomski[1], W. Zabolotny[2], W. Zaworski[2], A. Krol[3], A. Grzanka[2]
    [1]Institute of Radioelectronics; [2]Institute of Electronic Systems Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland; [3]Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Eng Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
    [abstract]

    Telemedicine in Russia: Possibilities for Co-operation from the Finnish Perspective
    R. Miettinen, A.Karhu; K. Makela
    [1]Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; [2]Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Standards of Clinical Guidelines in Telemedicine
    A. Javor, L. Darago
    Semmelweis University, Institute for Medical Informatics, Hungary
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Practical Experience and Research Project about Teleconsultation in Latin America using Wireless Devices
    J.F. Lopez[1,3], W.D. Jaramillo[1,2]
    [1]LACNIC-FRIDA Program,Uruguay; [2]Nissi Medical Care, Colombia; [3]GIROPS Investigation Group Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia
    [abstract]

    Monitoring the Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Albania through a Simple Health Information System
    E. Dasho[1], Y. Sarolli[1], A. Leis[2], M. Nerlich[2]
    [1]Tirana University, Faculty of Medicine, Albania; [2]University Clinic of Regensburg, Department of Trauma Surgery, Germany
    [abstract]

    Role of Nurses in Different Directions of the Telemedical Activity in Saratov Railway Clinic
    O. Kasimov, E. Karchenova
    Saratov Railway Clinic, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Medical Web Portal of Uzbekistan
    M.V. Baymukhamedov[1], M.M. Matsapaeva[2], D. Khanmurzina[3]
    [1]Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan; [2]MedNetSoft Ltd.; [3]"Uzmedinfo", Uzbekistan
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:30-13:00
How to Implement eHealth Solutions? Training Session on eHealth Master Plan Development

Chair: L. Androuchko

    Presented in cooperation with the Expert Group on Question 14 "Telecommunication for eHealth", ITU-D Study Group 2, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    The Role of International Organizations in the Introduction of eHealth Services in Developing Countries
    L. Androuchko
    International University in Geneva, Switzerland; Question 14 "Telecommunication for eHealth", ITU-D Study Group 2, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    Why Each Country Needs an eHealth Master Plan
    L. Androuchko, M. Jordanova
    Question 14 "Telecommunication for eHealth", ITU-D Study Group 2, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    [full presentation]

    eHealth Strategy for Developing Countries
    R.E. Scott
    University of Calgary, Canada
    [full presentation]

    What is an eHealth Master Plan? Recommended Structure
    V. Androuchko
    International University in Geneva, Switzerland
    [full presentation]

    How Developing Countries Can Benefit from Mobile eHealth
    V. Androuchko[1], A. Iluyemi[2]
    [1]International University in Geneva, Switzerland; [2]University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Turkish National Telemedicine Project
    C. Avci, L. Avtan, N.A. Sahbaz
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of General Surgery, Turkey; Istanbul University Continuing Medical Education and Research Center – ISTEM, Turkey
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Review of Draft Framework for National eHealth Strategy Development: Introduction
    Y. Kwankam
    International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, Switzerland
    [full presentation]

14:00-15:30
Pan Asian Collaboration for Evidence-Based eHealth Adoption and Application (PANACeA)

Chair: S. Khoja, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

    Presented by the PANACeA initiative

    eHealth: The PANACeA for Asian Healthcare
    R.E. Scott
    Global eHealth Research and Training Program, University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Does Current Evidence Support use of Telehealth in Asian Countries?
    H.R. Durrani
    Department of Community Health Sciences University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Role of eHealth at Primary Health Care: Development and Implementation of a Framework: Piloting in Four Asian Settings
    H.R. Durrani
    Department of Community Health Sciences University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    What can eHealth do for Visually Challenged Population: An Exploratory Study
    H.R. Durrani
    Department of Community Health Sciences University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Portable System for Telehealth and Health Informatics in Rural and Remote Areas
    S. Khoja
    Department of Community Health Science, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; Health Telematics Unit, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Online TB Diagnosis (SS-ve) to Improve Case Detection in the TB-Dots Program
    A.B. Marcelo
    University of the Philippines, Philippines
    [abstract]

    A Systematic Review of Current ICT Applications in Disasters: The Potentials of Integrating Telehealth
    S. Soegijoko
    School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Community Based eHealth Promotion for Safe Motherhood: Linking Community Maternal Health Needs with Health Services System
    S. Soegijoko
    School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Economic Evaluation Framework for Computerization in Hospitals
    H.R. Khan
    Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Improving Maternal Health Care Services by Using ICT for Remote Consultation and Education
    S. Khoja
    Department of Community Health Science, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; Health Telematics Unit, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]

16:00-17:00
eHealth for Developing Countries and Low Resource Settings (2)

Chair: L. Androuchko

    The Teleconsultation in Absence of High Speed Internet: Case of the Developing Countries
    J. Tsheke, E. Zimanyi
    Department of Computer and Decision Engineering (CoDE), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Current Status of e-Health in Peru
    L. Murrugarra
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Mobile eHealth services for Developing Countries (Review)
    V. Androuchko, L. Androuchko
    International University in Geneva; Question 14 "Telecommunication for eHealth", ITU-D Study Group 2, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    eLearning and Tele-Formation in Videoscopic Surgery: Istanbul University Experience
    C. Avci, L. Avtan, N.A. Sahbaz
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of General Surgery, Turkey; Istanbul University Continuing Medical Education and Research Center – ISTEM, Turkey [abstract]

Conference Room 5

09:00-17:00
Comment réussir les projets informatiques du 21ième siècle?

    (Note: This seminar is held exclusively in French. All other Med-e-Tel conference sessions are in English.)

    Séminaire-Formation avec le support du CRP-Santé

    Introduction - Quels seront les défis majeurs pour le 21ième siècle et les priorités d’investissement?
    François Daue
    Solstisse, Luxembourg
    [full presentation]

    Les solutions du futur: quels bénéfices et quels coüts peut-on en attendre? Présentation des initiatives du centre d'excellence santé Microsoft
    Dominique Gerbaud
    Industry Solutions Manager, Microsoft, France
    [full presentation]
    [movie - Microsoft Health Future Vision]

    Break & Expo

    Comment réussir l'informatisation et le partage du dossier médical?
    L'expérience du dossier médical partagé dans le département de Franche Comté: méthodologie de projet et facteurs de succès quand la majorité des autres projets de DMP échouent en France

    Hervé Barge
    Chargé de Mission Systèmes d'Informations, ARH Franche Comté, France
    [full presentation]

    L'expérience du nouveau Réseau de Santé Wallon. Etapes de mise en oeuvre - bénéfices et coûts pour les hôpitaux participants
    Dr. André Vandenberghe
    Chef de projet Réseau Santé Wallon, Belgique
    [full presentation]

    Lunch & Expo

    Comment réussir avec le personnel infirmier l'informatisation d’un service: l'expérience des soins intensifs et de l'anesthésie
    Le projet Métavision du Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg

    Valérie Boissart
    Responsable de la cellule biomédicale et des investissements médicaux
    [full presentation]

    La mise en oeuvre du disease management et des trajectoires de soins
    Dr. Silviu Braga
    Medicognos, Belgique
    [full presentation]

    Break & Expo

    Assurez-vous de la pérennité de vos logiciels
    Herman Meuldermans et Anthony Flamand
    Escrow Europe
    [full presentation]

    Réussir des projets innovants et exploiter tous les bénéfices des nouvelles technologies
    L'expérience de l’Union des Mutualités Libres et de Benevita

    Dr. Jan Van Emelen
    Directeur de la Stratégie, Mutualités Libres, Belgique
    [full presentation]

    Quels sont les facteurs-clés pour garantir la réussite?
    Panel de réflexion animé par François Daue

Conference Room 6

09:30-12:30
EHTEL Task Force Telemedicine

Working Meeting

    On Invitation Only

Friday 3 April 2009

Conference Room 1

09:30-10:30
Promoting Telemedicine/eHealth Practice: ISfTeH Student Videoconference Session

Chair: M. Mars

    Presented by the ISfTeH Student Working Group

    The Student eHealth League of PUCRS (LITESA)
    H.L. Oliani Junior[1], R.B. Cardoso[1], T. Russomano[2]
    [1]School of Medicine - PUCRS, Brazil; [2]Microgravity Center – FENG/PUCRS, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Establishment of a Multicentric Telecardiology Project in Rio Grande Do Sul State/Brazil: A Report about Academical Participation
    R. Timm, T.S. Almeida, B.C. Lacerda, V. Portal, R. Kalil, A. Sparenberg
    e-Health Centre of the Institute of Cardiology RS, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    ECG Teletransmission: Present and Future Possibilities
    A. Cacko, M. Grabowski, R. Rudowski
    Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Towards QOS-awareness of Mobile Healthcare Services
    K. Wac
    University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Twente, The Netherlands
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    HON – Hungarian Oncology Network
    A. Csaki, C. Surjan
    Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Hungary
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Best Presentation Award - ISfTeH Students Videoconference Session

11:00-12:00
International Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives and Developments (2)

Chair: A. Petitet

    Presented by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)

    The Role of eHealth in the Global Recession
    R.J. Richardson
    Vice President, ISfTeH, UK
    [abstract]

    Telemedicine as a Tool for Equitable Health Service Delivery, the South African Experience
    L.M. Molefi
    Medical Research Council, South Africa
    [full presentation]

    eTeaching in Rwanda
    M. Mars
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    [full presentation]

    Telebridge for Collaboration between Two Potentially Rival International Telemedicine Conferences
    W. Glinkowski[1,2,3], A. Vladzymyrskyy[4], I. Dutka[4], A. Kushnir[4], M. Pilch-Kowalczyk[3]
    [1]Chair and Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Locomotor System, Center of Excellence "TeleOrto", Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; [2]Anatomy Department, Center of Biostructure, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; [3]Polish Telemedicine Society; [4]Ukrainian Telemedicine Society, Ukraine
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Influence of Published Guidelines on Changes of Thromboembolic Prophylaxis Protocol in Orthopaedics. Web Based Database Prospective Study
    W. Glinkowski[1,2], A. Gorecki[1]
    [1] Chair and Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Locomotor System, Center of Excellence "TeleOrto", Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; [2]Polish Telemedicine Society
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

13:00-14:00
International Telemedicine and eHealth Initiatives and Developments (3)

Chair: A. Sparenberg

    Presented by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)

    Telehealth and eHealth - Moving out of the Silos
    T. Cradduck
    Canadian Society of Telehealth, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telemedicine and e-Health in Armenia: History, Current State and Perspectives for Future Development (Overview by Armenian Association of Telemedicine)
    G. Chaltikyan
    Associate Professor of Surgery, AATM President, Armenia
    [full presentation]

    Review of Draft Framework for National eHealth Strategy Development: Feedback and Discussion
    Y. Kwankam
    International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, Switzerland
    [full presentation]

    Videoconferencing in the Daily Activity of Saratov Railway Clinic - Telemedical Centre: The Experience and the Hopes
    E. Karchenova, O. Kasimov
    Saratov Railway Clinic, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

14:30-15:30
eLearning (2)

Chair: C. Kiyan

    Integrating Collaborative Troubleshooting and WIKI-Based System to Support Training in Healthcare Organizations
    M. Gervasoni, M. Coccoli, G. Vercelli
    DIST – University of Genoa, Italy
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    mLearning for HIV/AIDS Care in Peru
    M. Zolfo[1], C. Kiyan[1], D. Iglesias[2], I. de Waard[1], K. Castillo C.[2], L. Lynen[1], J. Echevarria Z.[2]
    [1]Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium; [2]Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander Von Humboldt, Peru
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    SENACA Senior Health Academy
    J.W. Winistoerfer
    Medical Network EMN, Zurich, Switzerland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The 3D Virtual Eye: An eHealth Educational Tool
    R.B. Cardoso[1], B.R.T. Franciosi[2], M.S. Pinho[2], J. Pinheiro[2], A. Paunksnis[3], A. Krisciukaitis[3], I. Barzdziukaite[3], T. Russomano[1]
    [1]Microgravity Centre - FENG/PUCRS, Brazil; [2]School of Informatics – PUCRS, Brazil; [3]Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania
    [abstract]

Conference Room 2

09:30-10:30
eHealth in Support of Mental Health

Chair: P. Prociow

    Evaluation of Internet Addiction and Depression by Telepsychiatry
    M. Stojakovic
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Banjaluka, Banjaluka; Clinic For Psychiatry, Clinical Center, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Personalised Ambient Monitoring (PAM) for People with Bipolar Disorder
    P. Prociow[1], J. Crowe[1], S.C. Brailsford[2], C.J. James[2], E. Magill[3], J. Amor[2], J. Blum[3], S. Mohiuddin[2]
    [1]University of Nottingham, UK; [2]University of Southampton, UK; [3]University of Stirling, UK
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Preliminary Evaluations of Internet-based System for e-Psychology Applications in Indonesia
    S. Witriani[1], S. Soegijoko[2]
    [1]Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia; [2]Biomedical Engineering Program, School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Locus of Control and Clients' Attitudes towards Virtual Psychological Consultations
    M. Jordanova, L. Vasileva, R. Bojinova, M. Rasheva, T. Dachev
    STIL-BAS, IP-BAS, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:00-12:00
eHealth Solutions for Home Care (1)

Chair: M. Leroy

    Integrated Video Assistance Solution for Elders (IVAE)
    J. L. Jorge Marrase, J. Figueras Solanilla
    Alcatel-Lucent, Spain
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Home Health Technocare: Transforming Home in Hospital?
    M. Leroy
    Unit of Biomedical Ethics - Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Telemonitoring for Obesity Therapy
    C. Hirschbeck
    Aipermon, Germany
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Concept of a Platform for Remote Monitoring Patient's Health State
    M. Da Silveira[1], N. Guelfi[2]
    [1]Public Research Center Henri Tudor, SANTEC, Luxembourg; [2]University of Luxembourg, LASSY, Luxembourg
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

13:00-14:00
eHealth Solutions for Home Care (2)

Chair: M. Leroy

    Report of Pregnancy by Short Messaging System (SMS): A Strategic Data Point in the Philippine National Health Information System
    A.B. Marcelo, P.F. Marcelo
    University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Personalized dietary counseling for tele-care using evolutionary programming and ontological reasoning
    I. Vassányi, B. Gaal, K. Fulop, E. Mak, Gy. Kozmann
    University of Pannonia, Dept. of Electrical Eng. and Information Systems, Hungary; Semmelweis University, Dept. of Dietetics, Hungary
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Creation of the United Electronic Registry of Private Medical Clinics
    D.B. Mahkamova, T.B. Hakimov, M.V. Baymukhamedov, L.T. Mirvarisova
    Ministry of Health Care, Republic of Uzbekistan
    [abstract]

    The Telemedical Network - MONTE
    R. Krzyminiewski
    Adam Mickiewicz University, Medical Physics Division, Poland
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 3

09:30-10:45
eHealth: Ethical Issues and Sustainability

Chair: R.E. Scott

    A Dilemma in the Delivery of Telecare and Telehealth Services at the Health and Social Care Interface
    M.J. Fisk
    Telecare Services Association, United Kingdom
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Ensuring eHealth Solutions are Sustainable
    R.E. Scott
    Global eHealth Research and Training Program, University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Ethics, Qualifications and Liability Issues of Online Mental Health Providers: A Look at International Versus USA Based Providers
    K.C. Holmes
    Union University, Tennessee, USA
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Environmental eHealth: A Social Responsibility for eHealth Proponents
    R.E. Scott, C. Saunders, M. Hebert
    Global eHealth Research and Training Program, University of Calgary, Canada
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    MIOGATE: The First University Course in the World of Oil and Gas Telemedicine and Telepharmacy
    F. Amenta, S. De Sanctis, F. Mika, V. Nicosia, S. K. Tayebati
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Sanita Pubblica, Universita di Camerino, Italy; QHSE SAIPEM/Medical Department, Italy
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:00-12:15
eHealth Informatics (2)

Chair: D. Baldacchino

    GECAMed: Fully Featured Open Source Software for Medical Practice Management
    D. Baldacchino, M. Heinemann, J. Hermen, N. Mack, P. Plumer
    Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Using Ontologies for Data Integration in Integrated Health Care Networks
    M. Willkomm, S. Bruggemann
    OFFIS, Germany
    [abstract]

    Challenges of Setting up Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) in Pakistan: Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), A Unique Success Story
    H. Khan
    Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Identity and Privacy Management Technologies for "Health 2.0" Services: Enabling Secure User-driven Online Community Services for Healthcare
    T. Rissanen[1], J. Majava[2], M. Kirkwood[3]
    [1]EuroConseils, Belgium; [2]XCure Solutions, Finland; [3]Polka, USA
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

13:00-14:00
eHealth in Support of Routine Medical Practice (4)

Chair: T. Clark

    24-Hour Anonymous Medical Information Service Using the Mobile Telephone in Sweden: A Pilot Study During the Summer of 2008
    A. Borve[1], R. Molina-Martinez[2]
    [1]iDoc24; [2]Department of Dermatology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    An Investigation into the Adoption of Technology by Primary Health Practitioners in the South East of Ireland
    J. Sheppard, J. Wells, M. Denny, S. O'Neill, M. Bergin, B. Mullally, L. Sheahan, T. Murphy, T. McDonald
    Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
    [abstract]

    Telemedicine Diagnostic Group
    T. Clark[1], R. Krzyminiewski[2], E. Kldiashvili[3]
    [1]demelet Informatics, Poland; [2]Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; [3]Georgian Telemedicine Union, Georgia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Teleradiology - It is Time to Get Professional
    H. Agrell
    Telemedicine Clinic, Spain
    [abstract]

14:30-16:00
eHealth Efficiency

Chair: M. Mars

    An Innovative Information System to Help Detect and Rescue Deteriorating Patients in the General Ward Environment – "PATIENTRACK"
    S. Jones[1], D. Kennedy[2]
    [1]Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; [2]MKM Consulting, UK
    [abstract]

    A Qualitative-quantitative Study of the Professionals Perception about the BH-Telehealth Project Implemented at the Network in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    A.F. Santos , M.C.B. Melo, S. Haddad, H.J. Alves, M.G.W. Cirini, R. Trad
    Telehealth Nucleus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine; Telehealth Nucleus Belo Horizonte City Department of Health, Brazil
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Regional eHealth Project: Experience and Problems
    V.M. Levanov, D.V. Sergeev
    Nizhny Novgorod Regional Clinical Hospital, Russia
    [abstract]

    Language, An Obstacle to Obtaining Informed Consent for Telemedicine? A Pilot Study
    C. Jack, M. Mars
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    [abstract]

    Human Factors as Key Components for the Acceptance of Telemedicine and e-Health Applications
    S. Buck
    Adaptize, The Netherlands
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 4

09:30-10:45
Extreme Environmental Conditions and eHealth (2)

Chair: N.B. Crosby

    Presented in cooperation with the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

    Method of Psychophysical Parameters Monitoring for Revealing of Magneto-Sensitivity of People to Geomagnetic and Meteorological Activity
    T.A. Zenchenko[1,2], T.K. Breus[1], A.M. Merzlyi[1], et al.
    [1]Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia; [2]Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS, Puschino, Russia; [3]Institute of the Solar–Terrestrial Influences, Sofia, Bulgaria; [4]Tavricheskii Humanitarian and Ecological Institute, Simferopol, Ukraine; [5]Moscow Institute of Physics and Tekhnology, Dolgoprudnyi, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Possible Application of Modern Information Technologies for the Prophylaxis of Aggravation of Cardiovascular Diseases, Induced by Variations of Meteorological and Geomagnetic Factors
    A.M. Merzlyi[1,2], T.A. Zenchenko[2,3], S.K. Zenchenko[1]
    [1]Geophysical Center of RAS, Moscow, Russia; [2]Space Research Institute of RAS, Moscow, Russia; [3]Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of RAS, Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Revealing of Abnormal Space and Terrestrial Weather Conditions for Prediction of Brain Stroke and Myocardial Infarction Morbidity Increase
    V.A. Ozheredov
    Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    The Dynamical Properties of the Human EGC in the Light of Tele-communicational Helio-medical Monitoring ("Heliomed")
    V.N. Obridko[1], V.V. Vishnevskiy[2], V.V. Pipin[3], M.V. Ragulskaia[1]
    [1]IZMIRAN, Moscow, Russia; [2]IMMSP, Kiev, Ukraine; [3]ISTP, Irkutsk, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

11:00-12:15
Extreme Environmental Conditions and eHealth (3)

Chair: N.B. Crosby

    Presented in cooperation with the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

    Role of Space Weather Factors in Health Status of People with Cardiovascular Pathology
    V.A. Ozheredov[1], T.K. Breus[1], Yu.I. Gurfinkel[2], B.A. Revich[3], T.A. Mitrofanova[4]
    [1]Space Research Institute of RAS; [2]Central Clinical Hospital No. 1, JSC "Russian Railways", Moscow, Russia; [3]Institute of Economic Forecasting of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; [4]IZMIRAN, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Some New Possibilities for Noninvasive Measurements: Environmental Influences on Cardiovascular System
    Yu.I. Gurfinkel[1,2,3], N.V. Katze[1], S.Yu. Ozersky[1]
    [1]Central Clinical Hospital No. 1 JSC "Russian Railways"; [2]Space research institute Russian Academy of Science; [3]Advanced Energy Technologies, Moscow, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Cardiac Arrhythmias in Ischemic Heart Disease and Space Weather
    M.Sh. Gigolashvili[1], N.G. Kapanadze[1], G.T. Ramishvili[1], K.J. Janashia[2], L.D. Tvildiani[2], P.M. Pitiurishvili[2]
    [1]Chavchavadze State University, Georgia; [2]Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Space Weather Changes and Human Cardio-vascular Health State in Middle Latitudes on Earth
    S. Dimitrova[1], E.S. Babayev[2], N.B. Crosby[3]
    [1]Solar-Terrestrial Influences Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; [2]Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory and Institute of Physics – Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan; [3]Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

    Typology of Typical Reactions on the Space and Usual Weather Variations for Patients Suffering from Hypertension and for Healthy People
    T.A. Zenchenko[1,2], T.K. Breus[1], E.V. Tsegareishvili[3], A.N. Rogoza[3], P.E. Grigoriev[4]
    [1]Space Research Institute of RAS, Moscow; [2]Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of RAS, Pushchino, Moscow region; [3]A.L. Miasnikov Centre on Cardiology, Moscow, Russia; [4]Crimean University of Industry and Pedagogic, Simpheropol, Russia
    [abstract]
    [full presentation]

Conference Room 5

09:30-16:00
Sustainable Collaborations in Healthcare Open Source Software

Chair: E. Saliez, T. Karopka

    Presented in cooperation with the EFMI-LIFOSS WG

    Seeking effective healthcare solutions, would you like to receive support from Free/Libre Open Source Software communities?
    And if yes, would you allow partners to access your own additional developments and know-how?

    Meeting of the LIFOSS working group of EFMI (www.efmi.org), explaining and discussing the website in construction at: www.chos-wg.eu.

    The 3 main groups of questions discussed during the workshop were:

    Introduction:
    What does the open source approach mean and what are the motivations in healthcare? (morning session)

    Development issues:
    Which aspects can be shared as common software modules, between different projects. How to manage collaborations between projects, sharing resources at international level? (morning sessions)

    Sustainable support services:
    What are the conditions in order to install and maintain sustainable implementations based on open source softwares? How to manage recurrent yearly maintenance services in a professional way and as a traditional business model at regional level? (afternoon session)

    A summary of the workshop is available at www.chos-wg.eu/Events/2009/Medetel-2009-Workshop.html.

    The questions and suggestions raised during the workshop will be used to improve and to extend the next version of the website. The workshop also prepared a roadmap for the next activities of the working group.

Conference Room 6

09:30-12:00
NETC@RDS

Project Consortium Meeting


    Closed Meeting

 


 
 

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