Outstanding eHealth achievements from across Europe are recognised at eHealth Week 2017

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Recognition of outstanding eHealth achievements across Europe were awarded on Day 2 of eHealth Week 2017
story highlights: 
  • The HIMSS Europe 2017 eHealth Leadership Award was delivered to Diane Whitehouse from the UK, Principal eHealth Policy Analyst at EHTEL. 
  • The winner of the European Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care is Eilis Hession, Manager of Services for Older People in “Lead - Living Well with Dementia”. 
  • The winner of the eHealth Adoption Awards, which are organised by TicBio Med and jointly supported by HIMSS Europe, the Maltese Ministry for Health, the European Commission and eHealth HUB, was awarded to “My diabetes my way”, as recognition of their outstanding work in the sector. 

VALLETTA, MALTA - (HealthTech Wire / News) - As well as being an educational event, each year eHealth Week also celebrates significant achievements within the eHealth industry. As such, a number of accomplishments from across Europe were recognised on stage today.

The HIMSS Europe 2017 eHealth Leadership Award was delivered to Diane Whitehouse from the UK, Principal eHealth Policy Analyst at EHTEL. Whitehouse has undertaken consultancy, advisory, research, and training services which have covered specific fields within eHealth, such as ageing, accessibility/inclusion, governance, and interoperability.

She has offered expert advice and guidance on a considerable number of European Commission projects, studies and their documentation. Project topics include telehealth and interoperability. She also developed surveys, questionnaires, and use cases which contributed to the 2004 eHealth action plan and its successor 2013-2020 roadmap; the eHealth benchmarking survey; and the early- and mid-stage preparation of its roadmap on eHealth interoperability.

European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care

The European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care is also an important part of the process of celebrating significant achievements within healthcare IT. The Awards are named after an English doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in healthcare while undergoing treatment for cancer: Dr Kate Granger. Dr Granger, who sadly passed away in July 2016, launched the awards in England in 2014 to recognise people and organisations that have delivered care with compassion at its heart. Now, with the backing of HIMSS and the support of Kate’s widower, Chris Pointon, colleagues in the rest of Europe have had the opportunity to recognise outstanding patient care through the European Kate Granger Awards.

The winner of the European Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care is Eilis Hession, Manager of Services for Older People in “Lead - Living Well with Dementia”. Hession has a proven track record and accomplishment of compassionate care. Her outstanding leadership skills, extended outreach to the entire local community and her aim to prioritise compassionate care at the forefront of her work, were some of the deciding factors for the judging panel.

The winner of the eHealth Adoption Awards, which are organised by TicBio Med and jointly supported by HIMSS Europe, the Maltese Ministry for Health, the European Commission and eHealth HUB, was also announced today. The aim of these Awards is to recognise the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. By promoting them as a reference in their sector, the organisers hope to inspire other organisations to improve the delivery of health and care-related services with the support of innovative technology. Scottish NHS interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends, “My diabetes my way”, received the Award on stage today as a recognition of their outstanding work in the sector.

Four European hospitals who are excelling in digital maturity were also awarded today against the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), having achieved a Stage 6 Level. Those who have reached EMRAM Stage 6 level and beyond have established clear goals for improving safety, minimising errors, and recognising the importance of healthcare IT. Donostia University Hospital (Osakidetza Basque Health Service) and Torrejón University Hospital, both from Spain, picked up their award on stage today. In addition, University Hospitals Leuven, in Belgium and the Humanitas Research Hospital (Istituto Clinico Humanitas), from Italy were also recognised with the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 Award.

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Source: HealthTech Wire