Connectathon Week November 2020



We are following up closely on the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and are dedicated to put all necessary social distancing and hygiene measures in place for the Belgian eHealth Interoperability Day on November 5.  The number of participants will be limited to 200.

 As the hosting country for this year’s IHE Europe's Connectathon Week, Agoria together with, Abrumet and IHE Belgium organize a  full-day seminar that will bring together healthcare stakeholders. High-end speakers will outline the importance and benefits of using international standards and IHE-profiles in order to allow interoperability of IT-Healthcare systems. There will be parallel sessions with a program that addresses the concerns of hospitals, industry, start-ups, health software developers (mobile, first line), ...

PROGRAM 5 November 2020

8h30   Registration & Welcome Coffee

9h00  Welcome - Karlien Erauw, IHE Belgium & Charles Parisot, IHE Europe

9h15    eHealth Roadmap 3.0 - Thibaut Duvillier, eHealth Platform

9h45   Interoperability challenges in healthcare - the exchange of data outside the hospital - Damien Gruson, City-Labs project coordinator

10h05  eHealth within the Brussels Capital Region - Azèle Mathieu, & Christine de Bray, Abrumet

10h20  Why use cases matter for interoperability - Claudio Saccavini, IHE Europe

10h40  Coffee break

11h00   Leveraging IHE and FHIR to facilitate information exchange between the hospitals, first line care providers and patients - Charles Parisot, IHE Europe & José Costa Teixeira, expert Healthcare IT standards

11h50   The benefits of connectivity testing - Pieter Devolder, IHE Belgium

12h30   Networking lunch  &  guided VIP-tour through the Connectathon floor

14h00  Parallel sessions on the following healthdata exchange topics :

HL7 FHIR in Belgium
Hospitals, EHR & first line I
15h15 -15h45  Coffee break
Mobile Health apps
Hospitals, EHR & first line II

17h00   End

 Afternoon tracks - details:

  • HL7 FHIR in Belgium: find out the benefits and pitfalls of the HL7 FHIR standard, how it will be implemented in Belgium and Flanders and the role HL7 Belgium will play
  • Mobile Health apps: which initiatives are being put in place in Belgium and Europe to increase the level of confidence and fit or purpose of health apps ?
  • Hospitals, EHR's & first line: how are the four levels of interoperability being tackled in the hospital ecosystems in London, Brussels, Flanders and Wallonie and what are the remaining challenges ?


  • Bringing together all the Belgian eHealth stakeholders
  • Presenting the Belgian priorities of the eHealth roadmap 2019-2021
  • Inspiring testimonials and best practices from healthcare professionals and software developers
  • Valorization of your solution outside the Belgian borders
  • VIP-tour: guided visit of the Connectathon testing floor with a demonstration, explanation and benefits of ongoing testings

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to be on top of the latest eHealth interoperability trends and experience the connectivity testing marathon throug a VIP tour.  Sign up now.

Explore also the program of the  eHealth/mHealth Plugathon, happening on the previous days November 2-6, 2020: all eHealth and mHealth developers can experience hands-on learning workshops on international standards (IHE MHD, IHE XDS, HL7 FHIR, ...) and the Belgian, Brussels and Flemish eHealth ecosystem.

Learn more about all the activities during the IHE Europe's Connectathon Week that is taking place for the first time in Belgium, Brussels here.


Thursday 5 November 2020, 08:30 - 18:00


Brussels Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels - - near metro Merode


Agoria - IHE Belgium - Abrumet - 

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Free of charge and open for every Belgian eHealth stakeholder.

Cancellations later than 72 hours prior to the event will result in a no-show fee (see