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

170speakers from 21 countries
26startups from 7 countries
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
  • Date: October, 2016
  • Services: organization, project management and promotion of international conference, events, & exhibitions, communication and press management
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