eHealth Forum 2014

The Premier European Forum on eHealth
Athens, May 12-14 2014, THE MEGARON ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

The eHealth Forum 2014 was organized within the framework of the Hellenic Presidency of the European Council of the EU, by the Hellenic Ministry of Health (General Secretariat of Public Health & Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention) in cooperation with the European Commission. eHealth Forum 2014 organisers rose with resounding success to the challenge.

The Conference in numbers

1,200

participants from 38 countries

180

180 speakers

70

European & US exhibitors, in 500 m2 of exhibition space

The e-Survey took place among participants, after the end of the conference. One hundred eighty eight (188) speakers participated in the programme of the Forum. The overall quality of the speakers was rated as very good by 55% of the participants. The overall quality of the Forum was rated as very good-good by 68.4% of the participants. The majority of the participants (95.9%) answered that attendance at eHealth Forum met their expectations.

OVERALL QUALITY OF SPEAKERS

EXCELLENT: 26%
VERY GOOD: 55%
GOOD: 18%
AVERAGE: 1%

OVERALL QUALITY

EXCELLENT: 18.4%
VERY GOOD: 50%
GOOD: 28.6%
AVERAGE: 2%

The top European forum on e-Health, within the framework of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU, sought to:

  • showcase international experience and practice in the field of Health-related IT applications development;
  • spread the word on the benefits from eHealth applications on the improvement of healthcare and quality of living, as well as on the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems;
  • serve as a meeting point for healthcare policymakers, healthcare professionals, patients and the industry, so that they may all discover the potential of electronic applications for Health and the economy.

The eHealth Forum 2014 agenda comprised of 3 main tracks:

  • Greek Presidency
  • eHealth Action Plan
  • European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA)

and the Parallel Programme.

The eHealth & mHealth Applications Exhibition was flawlessly organised, comprising more than 20 stands, and connected participants from Greece and abroad with important e-health services organisations, industry, government officials and local agencies.

The eHealth Forum 2014 communication and promotion scheme was enhanced in the sectors of Health and Technology with newsletters, a press conference, web-radio, a convenient webpage & the use of social media:

a Twitter account was also online via the website [#eHF14] to promote interaction among participants, the press, the organisers etc.;

daily electronic despatch of the proceedings via e-newsletter reached all 1,500 participants and speakers;

representatives of the organisers and third parties —individuals or company executives— were provided a custom-made “matchmaking” application to organise meetings during the conference;

for the whole duration of the conference, our web radio partner was broadcasting live, directly from the conference hall, with speaker & participant interviews.