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Forum for Economics & Health Policy

Forum for Economics & Health Policy

Since 1995 the Forum for Economics & Health Policy has been a ‘think-tank’ & a meeting point for politicians, academics, scientists and health technology experts, as well as biomedical and pharmaceutical technology executives, and healthcare services officials aiming to contribute both to the progress and dissemination of scientific knowledge on health policies, and to a better healthcare system. The first Forum Cycle (1995-2003) comprised a series of 15 scientific closed meetings in several cities of Greece and Cyprus; as a result, 10 collective editions on were published and are being used as manuals or reference material on health economics and health policy. The second Cycle is in progress, since it was launched in 2008; meetings are dedicated to high-priority national healthcare policy issues in relation to the financial crisis of these past years and the latter’s repercussions on health, and healthcare services in Greece. Mindwork is the organiser of the 2nd Cycle meetings.

The Forum’s 2nd Cycle in numbers

15meetings
15cities throughout Greece
80speakers
190presentations

Organising entities

  • Hellenic Scientific Society of Health Economics and Health Policy (EEEOPY)
  • Hellenic Society for Healthcare Services Management
  • Hellenic Society for Pharmacoeconomics

When: 2 long-weekend meetings per year (Spring & Autumn)

Where: all over Greece, except Athens

Added value services:

  • creation and support of a fully dynamic website updated on every Forum; archive of past Fora; multiple user-friendly databases of speakers, presentations and meetings
  • video recording of meetings, uploading and posting on the website
  • social events held during the meetings

The Mindwork factor

Mindwork’s solid project management through the 2nd Cycle Forum, since 2009, creates an ideal background for regular meetings to take place between experts in health policy, academics, tech and medical scientists, executives of pharma & biomedical industry, but also central officials of healthcare services providers and government so as to keep the debate going.

Mindwork has been providing support on various levels since 2009:

  • all the arrangements for the accommodation, transfer, venue for the meetings, and audio-visual equipment.
  • creation of a user-friendly website for the Forum announcements, programmes & presentations (2010-2015);
  • responding to the latest needs for a more dynamic and updated website, Mindwork developed the new “healthpolicy.gr” website in 2015, to serve as a “knowledge base”; a different platform was used, but also a new look-and-feel was introduced, along with numerous additional functionalities.
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12th Panhellenic Congress

12th Panhellenic Congress

For the fifth consecutive year, Mindwork organised with great success the 12th Panhellenic Congress of the National School of Public Health, Department of Health Economics entitled “Overcoming Barriers in Access and Health Inequalities: In Search of the Necessary Structural Reforms”. The Dept. of Health Economics of the NSPH and Mindwork put together the major event in health policy in Greece, with the participation of all parties involved in the structural changes in the healthcare sector who formulated ideas, thoughts and well-documented proposals.

The Conference in numbers

950participants
211speakers
49sessions
8pre-conference seminars
8scientific partners

 

Organised by:

  • Τhe National School of Public Health, Department of Health Economics

Scientific support:

  • the Hellenic Scientific Society of Health Economics & Health Policy;
  • the Hellenic Society for Pharmacoeconomics;
  • the Hellenic Society for Healthcare Services Management;
  • Hellenic Society of General/Family Medicine;
  • Panhellenic Union of Public Health Doctors;
  • Panhellenic Association of Public Health Inspectors;
  • National Organisation for the Provision of Healthcare Services

When: 13-15 December 2016

Services: Congress project management including promotion, market research (on-line and on-site surveys), speakers’ evaluation, online questions to the speakers, social media, sponsors services & commercial exhibition

Added value services:

  • Pre-conference seminars
  • New dynamic webpage
  • Social media [Twitter & Facebook]
  • e-Posters
  • Livestreaming & Webcasting
  • Market research (on-site & on-line surveys)
  • Highlights video
  • On-line questions to the speakers
  • On-line evaluation of speakers
  • Real-time polling

The Mindwork factor

The Panhellenic Congress on management, economics and health policy is a renowned scientific event among health officials, pharma executives, health economists and academia. Every year Mindwork optimises the participants’ experience, keeping up-to-date the electronic tools and conference services for the event.

On 2016, we remodelled the congress’s dynamic webpage to achieve a smooth user experience: news, programme, personalised programme, speakers’ details, multimedia gallery, webcasting & presentations are offered.

On-site, with a view to encourage the attendees’ participation to the conference through their mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, & laptops) a tool by Panelsensor was used. During sessions live Q & A, real-time polling and event-speakers’ evaluation were provided through the platform. Also, we created an on-line tool for e-Posters (poster presentations which were evaluated during the congress and then posted on the website).

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eHealth Forum 2016

eHealth Forum 2016

eHealth Forum’s objective for 2016 was to set off a digital health and well-being information and business exchange hub in Athens, for the European Southeast, Balkan and the Mediterranean region; to create the grounds for comprehensive collaboration and business facilitating for stakeholders while at the same time presenting e-health, its principles and applications to consumers, patients, citizens.

The Conference in numbers

2venues
170speakers from 21 countries
26startups from 7 countries
15municipalities
15European projects

 

Organised by:

  •  Mindwork

Lead by:

  • Health Level Seven Hellas (HL7)

In collaboration with:

the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), the Greek Network EIP on AHA, the Athens Medical Society, the Hellenic Healthy Cities Network (EDDYPPY)

The valuable support of:

HL7 International, IHE-Europe (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association), the Hellenic Health Informatics Association (HHIA), Open Health Alliance, the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), the Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE), the Hellenic Society of Health Services and Education (EEMEPY), and the Greek Biomedical and Health Informatics Association (GBHI).

And under the auspices of:

the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – School of Medicine; the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies; the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry, and the City of Athens

When: 25-26 October 2016

Where: the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre & the Technopolis City of Athens

Services: international conference, events, exhibitions, project management, communication, promotion, press office

Added value services:

  • creation and support of a fully dynamic and constantly updated webpage
  • web radio
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin accounts, and Linkedin group)
  • Promo video & aftermovie
  • On-line survey (through PanelSensor)
  • Livestreaming & Webcasting
  • On-line matchmaking tool for business networking
  • Interactive exhibition of eHealth applications for the public

The Mindwork factor

We organised a multi-faceted event:

  • At THE FORUM, we provided the grounds for comprehensive collaboration and business facilitating for stakeholders. In 41 sessions, workshops, panels, presentations and open discussions healthcare and technology stakeholders, researchers, entrepreneurs and representatives of local government were brought together to share the results of their work.
  • We organised a parallel to the Forum event, THE FESTIVAL at Technopolis City of Athens, open to the public; visitors had the chance to experience how digital innovation can impact our lives. We conveyed information and technology through interactive exposure to innovation, tangible products and services the public could easily relate to.
  • At THE STARTUP GARDEN we introduced to the public the best digital health start-ups, research centres spin-offs, and innovators.

eHealth Forum 2016 was a great opportunity for Mindwork to deploy a widespread social media campaign on Twitter, Linkedin (eHF page & Group), and Facebook in order to create an authentic “forum” for the digital health ecosystem.

The eHealth Forum provided a great opportunity to understand recent progress with eHealth in Europe, and to re-imagine our future care systems with real experts.

John Crawford, Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe, IBM Industry Academy Member

The eHealth Forum in Athens is rapidly establishing itself as a must-attend event. 2016 was another gathering of innovative sessions and topics.  The ECHAlliance Ecosystem meeting featured speakers from Ecosystems in Ireland, Greece, Catalonia and Estonia, who congratulated the eHealth Forum on their tremendous initiative.

Brian O’Connor, Chair European Connected Health Alliance

Our Institute [FORTH] participated in a number of different sessions, addressing both national and international audiences. […] At the Festival we were given the opportunity to present and discover innovative work made (also) in Greece. eHealth Forum has been an excellent opportunity for matchmaking and the creation of synergies with leaders in the area, in order to investigate how to: (i) have best practices implemented in the most efficient manner in our country, (ii) better support health systems in an ageing Europe, (iii) better support our struggling economy. Congratulations for the organization!»

Dimitrios G. Katehakis, Head of Center for eHealth Applications and Services Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Institute of Computer Science
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Congress Minutes eBook

Congress Minutes eBook

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The conference content and conclusions, organised into thematic areas, are edited and published in e-book format. The material is publicly accessible through the conference website; at the same time, the minutes serve as point of reference for any researcher, member of the press, etc., who is interested in utilising the conference conclusions for scientific or other purposes.

The Minutes of the 10th Panhellenic Conference on Health Administration, Economics and Policies (2014) is the first e-book published by Mindwork.

The Minutes of the 10th Conference were also printed in a limited number of copies and presented to key stakeholders in healthcare, health policy-makers etc.

On 2016, Mindwork published The Minutes of the 11th Panhellenic Conference on Health Administration, Economics and Policies (2015), again in a small number of copies in print, in pdf, and e-book formats.

 

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11th Panhellenic Conference

11th Panhellenic Conference

The collaboration of Mindwork with the National School of Public Health Department of Health Economics has been proven a long-term relationship. For the fourth time in a row, in December 2015, Mindwork organised the Conference of the NSPH Department of Health Economics, entitled “Seeking a new plan for Health and Healthcare”.

The well-established Conference of the NSPH Department of Health Economics enjoyed the participation and contribution of almost the entirety of all stakeholders partaking in the introduction, discussion and formulation of views and opinions on healthcare reform, based on both scientific documentation and a spirit of national and social consensus.

The Conference in numbers

900participants
170speakers
40sessions
6pre-conference seminars
3daily newsletters

Organised by:

  • Τhe National School of Public Health, Department of Health Economics;
  • the Hellenic Scientific Society of Health Economics & Health Policy;
  • the Hellenic Society for Pharmacoeconomics; and
  • the Hellenic Society for Healthcare Services Management

When: 10-12 December 2015

Services: Project management, Support, Promotion, Sponsors & Exhibition

Added value services:

  • pre-conference tutorials
  • creation and support of a fully dynamic and constantly updated webpage
  • Twitter account
  • daily e-newsletter throughout the conference
  • webcasting
  • scanner-barcoding
  • market research (with an option for on-line participation, using the WEB-QUEST e-platform)
  • multimedia gallery
  • e-book of the conference minutes

The Mindwork factor

Mindwork, with years of experience as professional congress planner, consistently offers excellent results in terms of organisation, technical support and aesthetical approach. Nothing but short of creative ideas, for the purposes of 11th Conference:

  • we organised —with the scientific support of the NSPH— special sessions, such as the Workshop on Generic Drugs, with a view to drafting a consensus document and contributing to the public dialogue on a controversial matter; as well as a session on a hot topic both for Greece and Europe, Population Movement in relation to public health, aiming at furthering the understanding of a complex problem;
  • we produced an extended ‘highlights video’, including brief interviews with keynote speakers and VIPs renowned in the political field, in public health and the healthcare industry in Greece, and presented the main themes of the Conference.

 

 

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eHealth Forum 2015

eHealth Forum 2015

The Greek Forum for the promotion of eHealth was organised by HL7 Hellas and the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Health on December 3-4, 2015. Aiming at widening and deepening the 2014 eHealth Forum’s impact, the event sought to:

  • discuss the regulatory framework of eHealth in Greece and Europe;
  • support and promote international standards and best practices with the aim of shaping a healthy and competitive Health IT market, based on a healthcare interoperability framework;
  • promote collaborative actions between stakeholders in Greece and Europe, and develop effective collaborative networks; at a national level in particular, to invite all stakeholders to participate in a network of the Greek eHealth ecosystem;
  • provide a new momentum to the development of innovative eHealth applications and their utilisation in the healthcare sector in Greece;
  • inform and offer insight to healthcare professionals, local government, the general public and other agents on the value and the potential of eHealth technology.

FOLLOW eHEALTH FORUM ON TWITTER

The Conference in numbers

22sessions
6subject areas
400participants
90speakers
4000twitter impressions daily

Organising Agencies:

  • HL7 Hellas
  • Hellenic Ministry of Health – General Secretariat of Public Health

Scientific Support:

  • IDIKA, eGovernance for Social Security S.A.
  • Greek EIP on AHA Network
  • Athens Medical Society

When: December 3-4, 2015

Where: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens

Services:

Project management, Agenda, Promotion, Sponsors & Exhibition

Added value services:

  • creation and support of a fully dynamic and constantly updated webpage
  • daily e-newsletter during the conference
  • Twitter account
  • photo gallery
  • web radio
  • app for mobile devices
  • wireless internet access in all areas
  • highlights video & aftermovie

The Mindwork factor

Organising the Greek eHealth Forum from scratch was a challenge, to which Mindwork rose successfully:

  • We invited the main stakeholders to participate in the congress organisation and coordinated those finally involved as to the programme design.
  • We enhanced conference communication and promotion schemes in the sectors of Health and Technology with newsletters, the congress website, web-radio, and the use of social media (Twitter).
  • We improved participant experience using digital media: a convenient up-to-date webpage; the Conferience app (with access to the agenda, info on the organisers, questions to speakers, etc.); on-site and web survey on e-prescription by Mindview.
  • we produced a short ‘highlights video’ & its extended version, including brief interviews with keynote speakers and VIPs -public health officials, European representatives of the e-health and pharma industry.
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Pharmaserve-Lilly events 2015

Pharmaserve-Lilly events 2015

Three events were organised by Mindwork on behalf of Pharmaserve-Lilly, in Athens and Thessaloniki. The company presented the “1996–2015 Clinical Research Proceedings” edition and honoured the researchers who teamed up with the company over the last 20 years.

The value of clinical research for society and the economy was highlighted during the events, which were attended by representatives from the health sector, social partners, as well as physicians and pharmacists. Prominent medical doctors and researchers addressed the audience.

Event ID

Client: PHARMASERVE–LILLY

When: 27 May 2015, Athens │ 24 June 2015, Thessaloniki │ 21 October 2015, Athens

Services: Project management, press office, secretariat, materials design, live streaming

Added value services:

  • Highlights video for each event,
  • Live streaming

The Mindwork factor

The events were organised by Mindwork with a common identity, each comprising a scientific and a social part. Secretariat services, as well as press office & communication services were provided.

Mindwork proposed and produced ‘Highlights Videos’ for each event: key people of Pharmaserve–Lilly —executives, researchers— were honoured; the video also featured healthcare sector stakeholders and public officials, with a view to enhancing the company’s extroverted profile.

 

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SCIENTIFIC MEETING

SCIENTIFIC MEETING

Managed Entry Agreements (or risk-sharing agreements) represent a major trend in health policy that needs to be communicated to public officials & regulatory body representatives, healthcare providers, pharma executives. This 30-speaker, one-day meeting which brought together approximately 200 participants, attempted to define a framework for MEA implementation in Greece; to present best practices applied worldwide; and discuss how innovative reimbursement patterns may result in cost efficiency in healthcare.

Event ID

Under the auspices of The National School of Public Health

Scientific Support:

  • Hellenic Society for Healthcare Services Management
  • Hellenic Society for Pharmacoeconomics

When: 8 July 2015

Where: NSPH Theatre – Athens

Services: Project management, Support, Promotion, Sponsorships

Added value services:

  • creation and support of a fully dynamic webpage
  • e-newsletter campaign
  • webcasting

The Mindwork factor

Mindwork organised —under the auspices of the National School of Public Health— a meeting on innovative methods & practices facilitating the dissemination of knowledge & the exchange of views between stakeholders; also giving the opportunity for making proposals for the establishment of a national HTA organisation, which is a prerequisite for MEAs implementation.

Ensuring the participation of high-ranking officials (the Minister of Health, Sec. Gen. of Public Health, President of the National Organisation for Medicines, Director at the eGovernance for Social Security (IDIKA), et al.), chairs of Medical Societies, academics, and senior pharma executives, we set the scene for a high-level debate in health economics.

We coordinated the agenda and invited patient associations and scientific society representatives to the afternoon session, to discuss the utilisation of risk-sharing agreements in 4 critical treatment fields (neoplasms, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, & rare diseases).

 

 

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The 13th Panhellenic Conference

The 13th Panhellenic Conference

Mindwork organised the 13th Conference of the Hellenic Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics, entitled “Challenges to the care of the elderly in Greece under the Crisis”.

Prevention of common complaints & update on the developments in diagnosis and management of the pathology of the elderly; breakthroughs in degenerative diseases; better quality of life for the elderly —access to healthcare services, mobility, technology to ensure autonomy, silver economy & tourism— were the topics of the event. Emphasis was placed on neurological and psychiatric disorders of the elderly.

The Conference in numbers

400participants
120speakers
44sessions
3days

Organised by: The Hellenic Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics

When: 26-28 February 2015

Where: Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens

Services: Project management, Support, Promotion, Sponsors & Exhibition

Added value services:

  • creation and support of a dynamic webpage
  • abstracts book (CD)
  • post-event e-newsletter
  • webcasting
  • photo gallery 

The Mindwork factor

Mindwork, besides ensuring an excellent organisation for the event:

  • created a user-friendly and dynamic website for the purposes of a highly specialised Conference;
  • ran a web-campaign for targeted audiences on the promotion of the Conference;
  • and edited and published a summary of the most outstanding topics and important speakers in the form of an e-newsletter.

 

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10th Panhellenic Conference

10th Panhellenic Conference

In December 2014, Mindwork organised for the third time in a row, the Conference of the Economics Division of the National School of Public Health (NSPH).

A by now well-established meeting point for Health Economics specialists, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, physicians, social partners and public sector staff, the NSPH Panhellenic Conference gave the opportunity to government, opposition and other politicians to take the floor and engage in constructive dialogue on the recent developments in the field of Health policies.

The Conference in numbers

1000participants
120speakers
40sessions
6pre-conference seminars
3daily newsletters

Organised by: The National School of Public Health

When:December 18-20, 2014

Services: Project management, Support, Promotion, Sponsors & Exhibition

Added value services:

  • pre-conference tutorials
  • creation and support of a fully dynamic and constantly updated webpage
  • daily e-newsletter throughout the conference
  • livestreaming & webcasting
  • scanner-barcoding mobile/ tablet app
  • market research (with an option for on-line participation, using the WEB-QUEST e-platform)
  • multimedia gallery

The Mindwork factor

Mindwork, always true to its commitment to providing high-quality services, ensured once more that the result would be excellent in terms of organisation, technical support and aesthetical approach. Setting the bar even higher, as compared to the two previous events (in 2012 and 2013):

  • we upgraded the electronic communication media, by creating a flexible and constantly updated webpage, a daily e-newsletter and an interactive mobile/ tablet application for submitting questions to the speakers;
  • we conducted, on behalf of the NSPH, a research by recording the participants’ views on key issues raised during the Conference. The participants were queried both in the Conference venue and via the event webpage. The research was organised and implemented by Mindview.