10 years of presence on a subject that today is the basis of many events, and that we promoted very early on in order to support its development for the benefit of our society.
10 years of innovation with the unwavering desire to cover every dimension of advances in eHealth: from the variety of technologies to the wide range of uses, from the services provided to the regulatory requirements, from public policy to private initiatives, from the initial idea to the lessons learnt along the way, from the project phase to industrialisation, from the economic model to funding.
10 years of a reputation progressively earned with a reach today that is international. We have woven a network of contacts and created ties between eHealth players on every continent.
10 years of meetings between healthcare practitioners, technology providers, patients, insurers, financial experts, consultants, researchers in different disciplines, representatives of public institutions. Meetings which have borne fruit and which are now archived in a heritage of videos accessible online.
10 years of know-how in the preparation and hosting of this event, with an ever-growing awareness of developments in the field allowing us to stay at the leading edge of advances in eHealth.
10 years of mobilisation of Castres-Mazamet Technopole and of the competent players from the area, totally engaged in the methodical construction of excellence on the subject.
10 years at the service of a constantly growing audience, enjoying easy access to our content, joyfully participating in our programmes, forging the reputation of the Summer University in the July sunshine each year.
All this being the case, it would have been easy simply to celebrate this anniversary, congratulating ourselves on our success.
But we had to go beyond just a celebration. This anniversary will be marked by an original content, the natural result of the experience we have gained and faithful to our constant ambition: preparing the future by looking ahead together as far as we possibly can.
This wish will become a reality thanks to the theme we have chosen this year:
Connected health – a pathway to digital humanism?
It is important to stay focused on the human aspects, on the values associated with keeping the human in mind in the design and implementation of technology. Approaching eHealth from a humanistic perspective raises complex issues, which are nevertheless fundamental and exciting as they underlie profound changes in our society.
Having seen that an intelligent machine temporarily got the better of a human opponent in the game of Go, the interest that it generated, pitting man against machine in a climate worthy of science-fiction, comforted us in our choice, to share our hopes and fears, to prepare for a change in our culture, to analyse new social realities, to reflect on the influence bestowed upon power by information and knowledge. All of these are topics we will be turning our attention to, with debates and conferences we will be recording once again.
It is with excitement, eagerness and enthusiasm that we await you to share this tenth anniversary, humans coming together, quite simply.
Presenting the 10th eHealth Summer University video !