The European regions are facing similar social, political, and economic challenges today and in the future. The health care sectors in particular have to deal with the rising demand for services in addition to limited budgetary conditions. The regions are faced with the demographic changes and the challenge of ensuring that citizens in both urban centres and peripheral areas have the same access to health care services. Thus, access to high quality health care services for all citizens, regardless of where they live, is crucial for the attractiveness and competitiveness of European regions.
In this sense the Interreg IIIB Baltic Sea Region Programme funded two eHealth projects: “Baltic eHealth” and “eHealth for Regions”.
The common conference “Cross-border eHealth in the Baltic Sea Region” of the two projects showed the project results, challenges, strategies and the projects of the future. The aim was to bring together persons from the health sectors, who are involved in the health processes in the close sense, but also persons from fields such as IT, business, policy, administration, spatial planning and education.
DSN was responsible for the organisation and the programme planning of this international conference. DSN also had the order to manage the project "eHealth for Regions" during the three-year project phase.
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