Thursday 11 October 2007
Eurofedop participated in a workshop entitled ‘Strategies of regions to meet challenges in healthcare’ on 9 October. Representatives from several European regions presented the (financial) arrangements of health care in their regions. Dr. Eloy Jimenez Cantos explained the reforms in the organising, managing and financing of the Valencian health care system (Spain). Mr. Eric Maurincomme spoke on behalf of Mr. Gunther Nolte, CIO of the Groupe Vivantes in Berlin. After an interesting speech on the usage of ICT in healthcare (information exchange, e-health) he stressed the importance of involving all levels in this process. The key component in implementation, Mr. Maurincomme stated, is to ask those who have to use the electronic methods, including the nurses and the doctors, for cooperation in this matter. From scratch, these people as well as the management and other layers within the hospital, need to be involved and kept up to date.
Social inclusion, SME’s, PPP’s and migration were other topics that the ‘Open days’ dealt with this year.
For more info: www.opendays.europa.eu