HIMSS Amsterdam Opening Remarks, Thursday 6 November 9:00 – 9:10

Leon van Halder, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands A ministerial viewpoint on this year’s area of focus: Meaningful Use: Unification and Reusability of Information for Quality Outcomes.

About HIMSS Amsterdam 2014

This year, the second annual HIMSS Amsterdam event will be taking place on 6-7 November 2014 at the Hotel Okura. The 2013 conference, presented by HIMSS Europe, was our first event in The Netherlands and brought together nearly 400 healthcare IT leaders from across Europe.

HIMSS Amsterdam 2014 will be addressing key themes which are most relevant for The Netherlands, as one of the frontrunners of ICT use in healthcare. The eHealth conversation is now more significant than ever for the Dutch market as they proudly have 11 HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 Hospitals in the country.

This year's highly anticipated topics include:

  • Patient Empowerment: mHealth, Healthcare Portals
  • Medication Safety: Closed Loop Medication in Home Care
  • Patient Safety versus New Privacy Regulations
  • Continuity of Care: Acute, Primary, Nursing and Social Care


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