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Strategic seminar at eHealth High Level Conference and Exhibition 2006:
Hospital Information System Integration
and ICT Impact on Hospitals


In the framework of the eHealth High Level Conference and Exhibition 2006 in Malaga, Spain, e-Business W@tch organised a Strategic Seminar on hospital activities. Three issues were discussed:

1) preliminary results of the recent e-Business Survey 2006;

2) the integration of hospital information systems;

3) the impact of ICT on the changing role of hospitals in health care.

e-Business W@tch and the European Commission invited high-level decision makers from eHealth manufacturers and providers, hospital management and public administration to attend this seminar to debate issues with the e-Business W@tch study team.

Programme and conclusions

Chair and speakers


Georgios Karageorgos, European Commission, General Directorate Enterprise and Industry


Karl A. Stroetmann, Senior Research Associate, empirica Communication and Technology Research, Germany

Miguel Cabrer, Chief Information Officer, Son Llàtzer Hospital, Spain

Ingrid Moldenaers, Senior Manager, Health Information Network Europe - HINE/Deloitte, Belgium

Jeffrey D. Miller, Vice President, Worldwide Health and Life Sciences Industry, Hewlett-Packard Company, USA

The podium at the e-Business W@tch hospital workshop in Malaga, from left to right: Ingrid Moldenaers, Karl Stroetmann, Gergios Karageorgos, Miguel Cabrer, Jeffrey Miller.