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Date event: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:00

Webinar organised jointly with ENRICH - European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, Brazil


eHealth, also known as digital health, relates to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare to meet the needs of patients and medical staff. It deals with internet related activities that provide users with a wide variety of information electronically. The use of advanced ICT plays a key role in expanding the market (Source: Adapted from Health Works Collective).

It is crucial that medical professionals can easily access data about patients’ health. Access should be integrated, including the ability to extract substantial amounts of health data from different sources. Investments must be made in technologies that allow the management of high volumes of sensitive data, thanks to the use of IoT devices and cloud computing technologies, without compromising data privacy.

Brazil is one of the most important healthcare markets in South America. Electronic data recording mobile health solutions in Brazil account for nearly 28% of the Brazilian healthcare market. One reason for the boom in the digital health market is the growing elderly population, which is expected to reach 65 million in 2050. In Europe, the e-Health Market was worth $25.50 billion in 2016 and is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 15.60%, predicted to reach $52.65 billion by 2021 (Source: Cloudscape Brazil 2018 report). This is an excellent opportunity for Europe and Brazil to create a joint eHealth market between both regions.

What is the state of the art of ehealth in Brazil and in Europe? Interested in learning about Brazilian and European eHealth projects that are unlocking the market growth and bringing innovation into eHealth sector, without compromising data privacy and security?

Who should attend?

Health Professionals, Innovators, Enterprises, Researchers and Policy Makers interested in eHealth market, as well as Cloud Service Providers and Software Development Professionals.


  • 15:00 - 15:05 ATMOSPHERE & ENRICH in Brazil - Welcoming & Introduction | Ignacio Blanquer (ATMOSPHERE) & Ana Carolina Gomes (ENRICH in Brazil) (ATMOSPHERE PPT | ENRICH Brazil PPT)
  • 15:05 - 15:10 The International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth: The Global network of Telemedicine & eHealth | Frédéric Leviens (ISfTeH) (Presentation)
  • 15:10 - 15:15 GNU  Health: The importance of Open Source in eHealth | Luis Falcon (ISfTeH Open Souce Working Group) (Presentation)
  • 15:15 - 15:25 State of the Art: eHealth in Brazil | Angélica Baptista Silva, PhD (FioCruz) (Presentation)
  • 15:25 - 15:40 Use-case: Telehealth and translational epidemiology | Angélica Baptista Silva, PhD (FioCruz) (Presentation)
  • 15:40 - 15:55 Use-case: Diagnosis assistance for Rheumatic Heart Diseases by extracting features from echo-cardio images | Eduardo Camacho Ramos (QUIBIM) (Presentation)
  • 15:55 - 16:10 Use-case: EOSCpilot science demonstrator - Pan-Cancer Analyses & of Whole Genomes Project (PCWAG): major European Cloud Use-Case in Genomics | Sergei Yakneen (EOSCpilot) (Presentation)
  • 16:10 - 16:15 Questions & Answers | ALL


Frédéric Leviens

Frederic Lievens is the Vice Executive Director of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH). The ISfTeH is a global network of “digital health” stakeholders: national associations, healthcare institutions and professionals, industry representatives, researchers/educators and policy makers. This global network aims at sharing good practice and providing opportunities for international collaboration and partnerships. Frederic will briefly present the ISfTeH global network and the current eHealth state of the art in Europe.

Luis Falcón Martín

Luis Falcón, M.D., B.Sc, holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the California State University (USA) and in Medicine from IUCS, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Dr Falcon is a social, animal rights and free software activist. He is the founder of GNU Solidario, a nonprofit organization that delivers Health and Education with Free Software. Dr. Falcon is the author of GNU Health, the award winning Free/Libre Health and Hospital Information System. He is a guest speaker at national and international conferences about Free Software, eHealth and Social Medicine. Dr Falcon currently lives in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Angélica Baptista Silva

Angélica Baptista Silva is Public Health Researcher from FIOCRUZ - Brazil, journalist and specialist in Internet, interface and multimedia. She will present the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and bring you a brief scenario from e-health policy in Brazil.  In the second moment, she will describe inner telehealth projects applied in the translational epidemiology theoretical model as a use case.

Eduardo Camacho Ramos

Eduardo Camacho is Industrial Electronics Engineer with a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. He works as Image Analysis Scientist at QUIBIM, a company specially dedicated to medical image processing and imaging biomarkers extraction. 

The Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is a pathology that affects heart valves and can produce premature death if remains untreated. In this webinar, a new method to handle that disease is presented, , based on the extraction of features from echo-cardio images. This method (develop in the context of ATMOSPHERE project) can help physicians with quantitative information to achieve an early diagnosis, a good prognosis or evaluate the therapeutic efficacy.

Sergei Yakneen

Sergei is a Senior Technical Officer at EMBL, Heidelberg. His research focuses on applications of large-scale cloud-based distributed systems to data analysis problems in the fields of bioinformatics and cancer genomics. 

Sergei will present a Science Demonstrator from EOSCpilot project. Butler is an open source software framework designed to facilitate scientific analysis on the cloud. Butler allows researchers to flexibly configure and deploy computational infrastructure to a variety of cloud computing environments, to schedule and execute analysis algorithms, and to monitor and resolve operational issues when they occur in an efficient and automated manner. This framework has been successfully used to analyse a 750TB dataset of next generation sequencing data from 2800 cancer patients on several clouds.