Nov 2008 Invited Speaker, ICT Lyon 2008 "Health@Home"

I have been invited to speak at the Eurescom's networking session on "Health@Home - A new paradigm for prevention and chronic disease management". The session will take place at the Lyon Congress Centre, room Saint Clair 4, on Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 9:00 - 10:30 during the ICT 2008 in Lyon from the 25-27th of November.

"The biennial ICT Event (formerly called the "IST Event") is the most important forum for discussing research and public policy in information and communication technologies at European level. The Event brings together researchers and innovators, policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies." [ Read More ]

"The purpose of this session is to initiate multi-disciplinary projects between network operators, service providers, manufacturers and e-health experts on the research challenges to create Health@Home applications and services. These services will empower citizens to manage their own health in the home environment with optimal medical support through remote monitoring and reliable on-demand health advice. This is particularly relevant in the context of the ageing European society and increases in chronic diseases.

It is now necessary to integrate the expertise of the health, technology, telecoms and homecare sectors to re-invent both active health management and treatment in the home environment. The Health@Home paradigm on health-supporting ICT solutions integrates health management, disease prevention and treatment of chronic conditions in the home environment. The Health@Home vision entails a seamless continuation of healthcare from the hospital to the home." [ Read PDF ]

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