Connectathon Week November 2020



Your safety and health has our utmost priority and therefore our Belgian eHealth Interoperability Day on November 5 will take place ONLINE.  

 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 virtually. 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.  Hear all about it from a  Brussels and Belgian point of view as well as from a international point of view.

PROGRAM 5 November 2020

8h45   Dial-in time

9h00  Welcome & Onboarding the Belgian eHealth/IHE/HL7 community - Karlien Erauw, IHE Belgium / HL7 Belgium / Agoria (EN)

9h15    eHealth Roadmap 3.0 - Thibaut Duvillier, eHealth Platform (FR)

9h45   eHealth within the Brussels Capital Region - Christine de Bray, Abrumet (EN)

10h10  Interoperability challenges in healthcare - the exchange of data outside the hospital - Damien Gruson, City-Labs project coordinator (EN)

10h30  Q&A and networking opportunities ~ break

11h00   The benefits of connectivity testing - Pieter Devolder, user co-chair IHE Belgium (EN)

11h20  Why use cases matter for interoperability - Claudio Saccavini, IHE Europe (EN)

11h40   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/chair HL7 Belgium (EN)

12h30   End of online morning session

Register here for the online morning session


14h00  The following sessions on these healthdata exchange topics will be offered :

14h00-15h30 HL7 FHIR in Belgium 
Find out the benefits and pitfalls of the HL7 FHIR standard, how it will be implemented in Belgium and the role HL7 Belgium is playing. Which working groups are active and what is our way of working ?

Register separately for this online session here.

15h30-17h00 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 ?
- HL7 FHIR: pros & contras? - Danny Van Roijen, COCIR
- Technical specification "Quality & Reliability criteria for mobile health apps" - Petra Hoogendoorn, CEN/TC251
- Belgian mHealth validation pyramid - Carole Absil & Alexander Olbrechts, Agoria

Register separately for this online session here.


17h00   End


  • Presenting the Belgian priorities of the eHealth roadmap 2020-2021
  • Inspiring testimonials and best practices from healthcare professionals and software developers
  • Benefits of using international standards

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to be on top of the latest eHealth interoperability trends.

Explore also the program of the  eHealth Plugathon, happening on the previous days November 3-4, 2020: all eHealth and mHealth developers can experience online learning workshops on international standards (IHE MHD, IHE XDS, HL7 FHIR, ...) and the Belgian, Brussels and Wallon eHealth ecosystem.

Learn more about all the activities during the IHE Europe's Connectathon Week that is taking place online, here.



Thursday 5 November 2020, 08:45 - 17:00




Agoria - IHE Belgium - Abrumet - 

More info

Free of charge and open for every Belgian eHealth stakeholder.

PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH CLICKING ON THE LINKS ABOVE ! This provides you immediately with the dial-in link.

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