The President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) invites everyone to attend the Forum of Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine from 16 to 18 June 2016 in the beautiful city of Vienna.

The Forum of Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine (LMCmed) is precisely one example where a plethora of different specialists, including health care professionals, managers, decision and policy makers, among others, representing different geographical and institutional settings, can provide an excellent opportunity to interact and to exchange ideas, knowledge, experiences and best practices around health policy, health economics, health management, and health leadership.


Digital Health Literacy initiatives in cardiology: What's next?

Mrs Catherine Chronaki, Secretary General, HL7 Foundation

The rapid pace of digital health innovation changes the dynamics of the relationship among patients, families, and the care team. Online search tools, massively open online courses, and health and wellness apps advance patient education and catalyze doctor-patient communication. Digital health literacy initiatives facilitate self-help and peer learning. The ability of patients and their next of kin to seek, find, understand, appraise, and their confidence to act upon this information increases. Hospitals already use such tools to help patients understand and manage their condition and treatment plan prior to discharge. Daring cardiologists recommend apps to patients wishing to monitor their health between appointments. So, what’s next? Emerging just-in-time HL7 standards reliably and safely connect patient-generated data from health and wellness apps with information from electronic medical records. This personalized connection can adapt health tips and resources to the personality and background of patients informing, directing and tailoring their learning experience.

Digital documentation as key enabler for value based care: Where do we stand today

Mr Matic Meglic, Director of Digital Health and Patient Management Solutions, Integrated Health Solutions EMEA, Medtronic

Value based health care is about providing the optimal care to the right patients, maximising patient outcomes while reducing overall treatment cost. We begin to see VBHC in Europe but in order to scale it we need to further develop three key elements: access to structured patient data, value assessment methodologies, and matching reimbursement models.

Looking specifically at data: in order to benchmark, monitor and improve patient outcomes and cost of care on large scale, the patient data needs to be in a digital format, structured using common semantic principles and made accessible for secondary purposes (beyond care).

Today, a number of initiatives led by EC, the member states and international organisations aim to improve standardisation, digitalisation and access to patient data including use for secondary purposes, including (just to name a few) the eHealth Network, EHR4CR, EMIS, EUnetHTA.

Aside from health care provider generated data we are also facing a surge of data coming from medical and consumer devices such as wearables and from consumer driven apps. It is of key importance to understand their future impact and plan solutions and business models to support their full use in a way that drives VBHC.


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Middle Fee Deadline: April 30, 2016!