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The Emerging Markets Symposium

EHealth: Learning from international experience

Monday 19 May 2014


E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

This international seminar and panel discussion will be chaired by Peteris Zilgalvis (ECommission ehealth Unit) and is a joint event with the Global Health Policy Programme at GTC.  Dr PÄ“teris Zilgalvis is the EU Visiting Fellow and Associate of the Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford for 2013-14. He is the Head of Unit for eHealth and Well Being in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT) in the European Commission.

Speakers are: 

  • Professor George Crooks OBE will speak about the experience of using EHealth in Scotland. He will explore the health and care landscape in Scotland, set out the drivers for change and how Scotland is transforming the health and care landscape to secure safe, effective and sustainable services that are fit for the future. George is currently the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare.
  • Dr Peeter Ross will speak on the Estonian nation-wide health information system which has been functional for more than five years. It encompasses the whole country, registers virtually all residents' health history from birth to death, and is based on a comprehensive standard based IT infrastructure. Estonian experience shows that users are looking not only for the access to medical data but also for different profiled services. Peeter is an Associate Professor at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). He also serves as an e-health expert at the Estonian E-Health Foundation.
  • Dr Fred Hersch will address how technology is being used in developing countries to overcome health system issues, exploring the opportunities around existing and emerging technologies as well as the importance of human centered design in addressing the 'implementation challenges' required to realise the true value of technology in driving health system improvements. Fred is a Clinical Research Fellow in Essential Healthcare at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford University.

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