Report on the eStandards Final Conference (June 26 -27, 2017 – Brussels) - RAMIT

Report on the eStandards Final Conference (June 26 -27, 2017 – Brussels)

  • 07-Jul-2017

Standards and profiles in action for large-scale eHealth deployment in Europe and beyond


Catherine Chronaki, the scientific co-ordinator,
will be presenting highlights from the eStandards
project (the roadmap for future standardisation)
at our annual conference in Madrid on
September 21-22, 2017.

eStandards is a collaborative project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. Its outcome supports the European Commission's policy work on the Digital Single Market and specifically on eHealth.


eStandards presents its Roadmap for collaborative and sustainable development of standards  in its final conference.

On 26-27 of June 2017, the eStandards project ( held its final conference, which was hosted at the CEN/TC 251 premises in Brussels.

The final eStandards conference comprised two days packed with workshop sessions for discussion and debate among a multi-stakeholder audience including standards developers, health ministry eHealth experts, health professional organisations, patient and public representative organisations, ICT vendor associations and clinical academics. The conference addressed how digital health standards should evolve, building on current best practices to support large-scale eHealth deployment in Europe and globally.

The eStandards roadmap blossomed out of the evidence of best practices in the implementation of eHealth projects, broad international collaboration exemplified in the joint work of CEN and HL7 on the international patient summary project, guidance on clinical content development and quality management in interoperability testing, and an analysis of socioeconomic factors affecting successful cooperation of users with vendors.