Fraunhofer IESE leading European Assisted Living Consortium
In the context of the project Emergency Monitoring and Prevention
(EMERGE) funded by the European Union, the Fraunhofer Institute for
Experimental Software Engineering IESE together with other European
partners is developing approaches and solutions to extend the time
that elderly people can live a self-determined life in their own
homes. The project started on 01 February 2007 and has a duration of
33 months.

MEDNET 2007 - Submission Deadline for Abstracts is March 1st
MEDNET 2007 - 12th World Congress on Internet in Medicine Society for
Internet in Medicine
Leipzig/Germany, October 7th - 10th, 2007
MEDNET is a scientific conference organized under the auspices of the
Society for the Internet in Medicine. In 2007 MEDNET is hosted by the
CHM at Germany's No. 1 listed Business School Leipzig Graduate School
of Management (HHL).

Philips cardiovascular technology earns prestigious KLAS award
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) was recently
recognized in the 2006 Top 20 Year End Best in KLAS Awards report.
KLAS, an independent research firm specializing in monitoring and
reporting performance of healthcare information technology vendors,
announced that the Philips CALYSTO technology was named the KLAS
Specialty Niche Category Leader for Cardiology Hemodynamics.

Growing Integration and Need for Single Point of Contact Drives
Healthcare IT Platforms Market
Increasing integration in the European healthcare industry is creating
the need for a single point of contact for healthcare IT (HIT)
systems, which in turn, is driving the market for HIT platforms.
Across Europe, healthcare providers are in search of a single, unified
platform for clinical and administrative solutions and healthcare IT
vendors with comprehensive product portfolios are attempting to
address these needs though individual as well as group solutions.

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and eHealth
Call for Chapters!
Editors: Athina A. Lazakidou, Ph.D and Konstantinos M. Siassiakos,
Ph.D, University of Piraeus, Greece
Individuals interested in submitting chapters (5,000-7,500 words)
should submit via e-mail a 2-3 page manuscript proposal clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by March
31, 2007.

Public Health Programme - Call for Proposals
The European Commission published the annual work programme for 2007
of the Community Action on Public Health 2003-2008. Interested parties
are invited to submit project proposals under this 5th Call of the

Continuity, Collaboration, Communication
International Conference organised by EHTEL and the National Research
Council of Italy
24-25 May 2007, Rome, Italy
Facilitating collaboration and communication of Health Professionals
in support for continuity of care: A Copernican Approach for

Telepsychiatry in Denmark
"Telepsychiatry" refers to the use of telecommunication technologies
with the aim of providing psychiatric services from a distance [1].
Telepsychiatry connects patients and mental health professionals,
permitting effective diagnosis, treatment, education, transfer of
medical data and other activities related to mental health care.
Several studies demonstrated high reliability- and patients acceptance
of telepsychiatry [2,3,4,5,6,7].

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