Supporting Organizations and Publications
AIM is a grouping of autonomous healthcare insurance and social protection bodies operating according to the principles of solidarity and non-profit-making orientation. Currently, AIM's membership consists of 43 national federations representing 30 countries worldwide. They provide social coverage against sickness and other social risks to more than 160 million people, either by participating directly in the management of compulsory health insurance or by offering supplementary, alternative or substitute coverage. The secretariat of AIM is situated in Brussels, Belgium.
The German Federation of Managed Care (BMC) is a pluralistic association, developing sustainable quality assured and patient-oriented concepts to optimize patient care and health care programmes. Serving as an expert forum the BMC encourages contacts between association members among themselves and with partners in the international health market and is involved in politics, public relations and knowledge-management. www.bmcev.de
‘Disease Management Association of India' DMAI is a not-for-profit organization. It is a national association of Caregivers and other stake holders in healthcare. The goal of DMAI is to educate, promote and increase the practice of chronic care (Disease Management) management amongst the healthcare providers across the continuum of care. DMAI has representation from hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies , retail pharmacy chains, Insurance companies, doctors & paramedics. DMAI is head quarted in Bangalore and is currently headed by an eminent international healthcare expert and speaker Rajendra Pratap Gupta. Website: www.dmai.co.in. Contact Details: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone : +91-9323109456
The Programme offers financial and logistical support, strategic preparation and a tailored search for business contacts. With support provided at every step of the way, EU companies are coached by a team of professionals in the business etiquette of these dynamic markets.
Since the beginning of this Programme, the European Commission has helped many companies reap the rewards of entry into the Japanese market. Since 1994 more than 2,500 companies from the EU Member States have participated in an EU Gateway Business Mission in order to:
- Expand market share in a cost-effective and efficient way
- Make new contacts and strengthen existing relationships
- Identify potential suppliers, subcontractors, representatives, importers and distributors
- Discover current and future trends in the Japanese and Korean markets
- Research and compare the characteristics of local and competitive products
- Get immediate feedback when introducing your products and technologies face-to-face
- Discuss challenges and trends with other industry professionals
- Raise the profile of their company with an official European Union mission
HITM is a non-profit pan-European umbrella organisation for all relevant national healthcare IT associations in Europe. Believing in the fundamental importance of unifying healthcare IT managers at the European level, HITM is committed to increasing the professional authority and responsibility of healthcare IT managers and representing their interests to international institutions and associations. www.eahitm.org
- To establish common healthcare IT standards, best practices, cross-border collaboration, unifying policies and strategies
- To increase the visibility, role and importance of IT management in healthcare facilities
- To educate key policy-makers, industry players and the general public about the benefits of healthcare IT
- To promote the efficient, cost-effective use of IT
The European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM), founded in 1970, consists of national member associations from 26 European countries, who represent about 22.000 hospital directors and executives. Since 2004 associate members are also welcomed. EAHM aims at promoting the professional competence and responsibility of hospital managers in Europe. Through its activities, EAHM fosters also the growing together of the hospital systems of the European countries as the basis for the construction of a Social Europe. Besides representing the hospital management profession and its interests in the competent European organisations and international bodies, EAHM publishes also the bi-monthly tri-lingual magazine "Hospital". Further information can be obtained on www.eahm.eu.org.
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) was conceived at a meeting, assisted by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in Copenhagen in September 1976. The representatives of national Health / Medical Informatics societies from ten European countries signed a declaration of intent stating: "The Federation shall be constituted as a nonprofit organisation concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context. We declare that the ten delegates here today from the ten national societies shall constitute the preliminary Council of the Federation which thus hereby exists." Copenhagen, 11 September 1976.
The European Health Telematics Association ("EHTEL"), provides to its members a platform for information lobbying, representation, networking and co-operation in support of the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health and social care in Europe.
The European Nurse Directors Association (ENDA) was founded in 1992 in Geneva, Switzerland for the purpose of building a network between nurse directors throughout Europe. The following years ENDA developed itself and identified its key objectives. ENDA is a member of ESNO (European Specialist Nurses Organisations, an associated member of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)). ENDA also participates in the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA). Please find more information at our website www.enda-europe.com/EN.
ESQH is a voluntary society registered as a charity in the Republic of Ireland. Its full members are National Societies for Quality in Healthcare, and there are currently members in 18 countries. The Society is committed to improving the quality of healthcare through networking, learning and sharing. It is run by an Executive Board made up of elected members, is administered through a Secretariat based in Ireland, and currently operates 6 franchised Offices, each charged with a specific strategic task. ESQH has recently been a partner in two EU-funded research projects, it hosts two scientific workshops per year, and runs an interactive membership-based website: www.esqh.net.
Uehp, European Union of Private Hospitals, based in the heart of the European institutional district in Brussels, was created in 1971 and counts 15 members, representing 4500 hospitals. It's main goals are to defend and represent independent hospitals all over Europe. The private sector has its own place and function within the regional and national hospitals network and it is involved in the social dialogue, intended to promote the hospitals sector within the framework of a global health policy. Accepting the same obligations as the public hospital sector, it is entitled to the same rights. The private hospital sector is the indispensable tool for a medicine in the service of the patient. This baring in mind three important principles: free access, equity, quality and economic sustainability of health services.
g@sms is a collaborative platform for on-line networking, mutual support and resource creation, by organisations and individuals, who are committed to addressing the pandemic global challenge of chronic conditions, arising from ageing populations and modern life-styles. www.globalalliancesms.org
Health 2.0 Europe 2nd Annual Conference in Berlin on October 27-28, 2011: Following the success of our first event in Paris in April 2010, we are thrilled to announce the 2nd annual Health 2.0 Europe. The 2010 event gathered over 500 delegates in its first year and showcased the best of Europe's Health 2.0 offerings with some American input too. Co-hosted with our partner the K.I.T. Group, this event will reconvene all the leaders and stakeholders in web 2.0 for health: IT solution providers, health professionals, patient organizations, health authorities, public and private insurance organizations, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, telecom groups, VC and financiers, policy makers, academics and more.
It gives us immense pleasure to announce our 1st annual Health 2.0 India in New Delhi on January 30th, 2012. Using the same ingredients that have made our events successes in the US and in Europe - live demos, provocative keynotes, interactive panels – Health 2.0 India will focus on the specific opportunities of the Indian market in content & search, provider tools, clinical trials, communities and data production, wellness & behavior change tools, medical tourism, system integration, data utility layer & tools, mobile devices and smart phones. The event will convene all the leaders and stakeholders in web 2.0 technology for health : ITC solution providers, health professionals, futurists, global thinkers, patient organizations, health policy officials, public and private health care organizations, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, telecom groups, investors, scientists and design thinkers. Please check out our preliminary program at http://www.health2con.com/india/ .
Health 2.0 5th Annual Fall Conference in San Francisco on September 25-27, 2011: This is our biggest and best conference of the year! More than 1,000 people will gather to see the cutting edge of innovation in health technology, with several major product launches, ground breaking announcements and more than 100 live technology demos - including the best new health care technology startups at Launch!At the event we expect the major players from the worlds of: technology, health plans, providers, pharma, government, health plans, finance & more. We'll continue the Health 2.0 tradition of bringing together decision makers and leading thinkers to have meaningful conversations, in the place where networking and business gets done!
Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. www.hon.ch
Hospital Information Technology Europe is the essential resource for today's European healthcare IT managers. Circulated to a named database of 7,500 hospital IT professionals across 25 EU countries, HITE features the latest news and developments as well as the biggest names in the field writing on issues from cloud computing and virtualisation to electronic health records and telecare initiatives, services and technologies. Produced by Campden Media, an experienced publisher with a distinguished track record in pan-European medical publishing, HITE is supported by leading academic, clinical and industry organisations. Hospital Information Technology Europe is delivered as an integrated service of website, e-news bulletin and magazine.
ICMCC (International Council on Medical & Care Compunetics) is an international foundation operating as the knowledge center for medical and care compunetics (COMPUting & Networking, its EThICs and Social/societal implications), making information on medicine and care available to patients using compunetics as well as distributing information on the use of compunetics in medicine and care to patients and professionals. ICMCC has its own proceedings series with IOSPress and a book series with Springer Verlag (Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics) and hosts on the internet the leading HIT news and science pages (articles.icmcc.org; science.icmcc.org). In 2011 ICMC will organize the first global HIT awareness conference ( ghita.icmcc.org).
The International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) is a non-profit organization fostering the creation and innovation, dissemination and application of medical, clinical and biological engineering knowledge and the management of technology for improved health and quality of life. Its activities include participation in the formulation of public policy and the dissemination of information through publications and forums.
The IFMBE as the only international organization covering the full range of biomedical and clinical engineering, healthcare, health technologies and management, is representing through its 58 national and international constituent societies some 130.000 professionals involved in the issues of health technologies and health care delivery, a unique pool of expertise on healthcare innovation and technology. The Federation as an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization is closely cooperating with WHO in the areas of health technologies, specifically policy and planning, quality and safety, norms and standards, technology assessment and management, ethics, education and capacity building. Together with WHO and within the broad context of improving health service delivery and health systems performance, the Federation supports countries in the area of health technology policy, planning and management, education and capacity building. www.ifmbe.org
The wide range of organisations involved in the effective management of healthcare services and technologies require a peer-reviewed forum to share research, innovative practice, trends and opinions. The International Journal of Healthcare Management (formerly the Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare) was established to promote such international dialogue and involve all stakeholders - whether in the statutory, voluntary or commercial sectors. It seeks to cover the organisation, delivery, management and marketing of the full range of healthcare services at a strategic and operational level.
The ISfTeH is the umbrella Society for National Telemedicine/eHealth societies/associations and exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine & eHealth and to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide. It also counts Institutional, Corporate, Individual, Student and Nurses members. Currently more than 50 countries worldwide are already represented in ISfTeH. It is also an NGO in Official Relation with WHO.
NVEH, the Dutch Association of eHealth, is the main association for e-Health and telemedicine in the Netherlands. Quality in care is central to its mission. Today NVEH represents the Netherlands at the European level in the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH). NVEH works to contribute to the development of policy and standards in eHealth on behalf of health professionals and patients and to collaborate with international professional and trade organizations in the field of eHealth and Telemedicine.
Skipr is the leading cross medial communication platform for decision makers in Dutch healthcare. Skipr's aim is to meet the information and communication needs of healthcare leaders. Skipr meets these needs by the website www.skipr.nl, the e-mail letters Skipr daily and Skipr weekly (with news and weblogs), online communities on specific topics (www.moedigleiderschap.skipr.nl), web-tv and public television programs, a monthly magazine, books and a business network, including high level events and round tables with healthcare leaders. Skipr is published by Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, the leading publishing house in Dutch healthcare, part off the worldwide company Springer Science + Business Media.
Founded in 1944, the World Bank's mission is to fight poverty and help the poor in developing countries by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity, and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. It is the largest source of development assistance, providing about US $20 billion in assistance for the 4.7 billion poor who live in the Bank's 100 client countries, bringing a mix of finance and ideas to developing countries. The Bank is the largest source external finance for development assistance in the health sector. Annual lending to the Health, Nutrition and Population sector ranges from US $1-2 billion, with a total portfolio valuation between US $12-15 billion. www.worldbank.org
Strategic Insights on the Future of the Health Insurance Industry www.corporateresearchgroup.com/MarketTrends
The WHCC Affordable Health Innovations Site seeks and promotes health care innovations that can reduce the cost of quality care. Visit the site to learn how the share your innovation.