Connected for Health conference 27.4.2016

Fibre enabling eHealth conference on 27.4.2016

Welcome to the “Fibre enabling eHealth” conference, on 27th April, in Brussels. The conference topics are digitalization in health care and ageing, possibilities of fibre to the eHealth and piloting actions tested in the Nordics recently related to these matters.

The event is a final conference of the “Connected for Health” project, which aim is to test health technology applications and develop remote services to the social welfare and health sector. The goal of the project is to collect information on how do fast communication networks (FTTH) create possibilities for patients’ home care as well as bring cost savings. To find the solution, four pilot projects have been taken place – two of them in Finland, one in Sweden and one in Denmark. Please see more from the website: http://epliitto.fi/connectedforhealth_en  and https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/.

The conference will take place 27th April at the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU, Square de Meeus 30, Brussels. The conference will start at 09:00 and close at 13:00.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include among others:
–   Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Vice-President of the European Parliament
–   Sara Johansson, Health Council, the Swedish Perm. Repr. or My Bergdahl, Industry Council, the Swedish Perm. Repr.
–   Dr. Nancy Pascall, Policy Coordinator, DG Connect
–   Representative from Finland, Sweden, and Denmark to present eHealth piloting actions

The confirmed agenda will be published later.

For more information contact:
Sami Perälä, sami.perala@eptek.fi
Minna Luhtanen, minna.luhtanen@eptek.fi