Patient Empowerment

Systems worldwide are experiencing unprecedented pressures. In healthcare, this new era is extremely threatening, but patient empowerment is one promising, evolving method to deal with increasing constraints. This hub will give you the latest examples on patient access, engagement and experience.

FDA approves first pill with digital tracking system

New drug-device gets the FDA green light

Mental health chatbots - The future of therapy?

Chatbots are said to be the state-of-the-art work tool dedicated to our emotional wellness. Where and how can they support traditional psychotherapy?

Digital health vs engagement: can education round this up?

When it comes to using digital systems to deal with severe health issues, many people are reluctant to let the ‘e-doctor’ manage their health


European Kate Granger Awards are back for another year

HIMSS Europe will be launching the second year of the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care at eHealth Tallinn, Estonia on the 16-18 October 2017.

New blog: Patient engagement. Don’t fall in love with technology too much.

Digital patient involvement can be done, but it is not easy. A recent and rather disappointing clinical trial is just another case in point.

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK Launch stand-alone platforms for established media brands

HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK have launched dedicated channels for two of its established online media brands, Insights and the British Journal of Healthcare Computing (BJ-HC).

Is eHealth taking a siesta in Spain?

eHealth has progressed in Spain as new channels of communication and possibilities to deliver care appear across the country. But most initiatives do not benefit the greater numbers as their range is limited by a crippling regional mapping of healthcare and the system’s immaturity at the time of leveraging data.

Patients know best?

"Digital infrastructures have to be patient-centred – this is a mantra that every 21st century healthcare politician has learned routinely. In practice, handing over the power to the patient can be difficult though. Privacy concepts and patient rights are not clear-cut. They depend, at least partly, on the technical infrastructure and the...

EXCLUSIVE: Brexit Health Alliance established to safeguard patient care

As the Brexit negotiations get underway, it is critically important to ensure that patient care and the population’s health will be protected as the UK withdraws from the EU. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clearer that leaving the EU will have significant implications for the health sector.

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 to co-locate the most influential digital health conference in Europe next year

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are joining efforts to co-locate the most influential digital health conference in Europe next year. In April, HIMSS’ acquisition of Health 2.0 Conferences was announced, and the two organisations have since come together to design a digital health event that will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS Europe’s knowledge...

Open the data, empower the patient

ehealth, Estonia, patient empowerment

HIMSS Europe joins the team for innovative eHealth event to take place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2017


Donostia University Hospital achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

eHealth Week, patient data

Galician platform É Saúde enables patient empowerment

eHealth Week, patient data

'Change the healthcare business model,' argues McKinsey analyst

Man 'and' machine

eHealth Week, European Commission

Patient knows best

hospital IT, leadership

Alt-Report lays down TEC leadership challenge and calls for CCIOs/CIOs to take on the role of ‘Hacker In Chief’

HIMSS Europe announces final nominees for the European Kate Granger Awards

EMRAM, Stage 6

Torrejón University Hospital achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6

Imprivata, clinical IT

Webinar: securing funding for health IT projects

Health 2.0

HIMSS expands global educational offerings - Acquires Health 2.0 Conferences

CIO, data

'Digital technologies contribute to hospital’s clinical transformation'

Microsoft, analytics, NHS

NHS trust using predictive technology to improve patient care

Jordan, health IT

Reordering the global healthcare landscape through digital transformation

eHealth Week, Malta

Info Day in Valletta reinforces the importance of European co-operation to enhance eHealth


St Jansdal Hospital joins elite group of hospitals in the Netherlands to achieve EMRAM Stage 6

EMR, digital health

'Customers want a single-platform approach'



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