Nick Guldemond, Associate Professor Integrated Care & Technology of the UMCU & representative of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers, will be the Program Manager for the eHealth program. He is already involved in numerous Big Data projects in healthcare —among which the national eHealth implementation agenda- and is excited to involve more academic expertise and also other sectors to share their insights.
He shares a number of trends and developments regarding eHealth on our website. Most importantly, as both the proportion of older people and the length of life increase throughout the world, key questions regarding health arise. Rapid developments in medical technology and consumer electronics provide plenty of opportunities, but challenges remain in creating interoperability and free-flow of data. During the eHealth week in Amsterdam (June 8-10th) hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Health, standardisation is one the three main themes.