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What do Patients want from Healthcare 2.0? PDF Print E-mail
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Stepping into the world of healthcare 2.0 made me really start mapping the few basic things which Patients of today really want but more often do not dare to openly say or demand.

Truth is however, that in order for any type of change to happen, first the different part of the current healthcare ecosystem have to adapt:

Patients – Physicians – Caregivers – Hospitals/Clinics – Governments – Friends – Families – Colleagues – R&D – Biopharma – Pharmacies – Academics – Technology enablers…..

The list of interdependencies is so complex, that we should admit a Change is not easy. It requires a change in all the parts of the ecosystem for it to be successful, but foremostly sustainable in the future.

So where do we start?
Read the full post HERE.
 
Single-point-of-access EU E-Procurement platform PDF Print E-mail
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Could you guess which is the biggest and highly unimaginable love of the EU member states authorities, the EU institutions and related agencies all together?

It is the paper.

Being practically involved in EU bidding procedures with all of the above mentioned public organizations, and following the eGovernment actions (including eProcurement in themselves) one still couldn't possibly grasp this all-consuming EU love for physical acceptance of documents. I guess it has something to do with the idea of receiving an unexpected present (thinking along the lines of the Chrismas season), but I can't really believe that could be it!

 
eGovernment and eProcurement: to be or not to be PDF Print E-mail
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The background

The Bangemann report1 from 1994 puts a special emphasize on the launching of the information society era through the introduction to the concept of the pan-European network for public-information interchange, today known under the term eGovernment within the program of the Digital Agenda for Europe2 (DA).

Outlined as application №9 in the BR, the trans-European public administration network encompasses in itself a subset of other applications. One of them is the separately described application №8 for the creation of European electronic tendering network.

One may ask how it comes that the eProcurement network application precedes the general trans-European public administration network in its numbering. Part of the main issues concerning the success of all types of public administration networks including the ones for eProcurement is rooted exactly in the design of the models for these two policies, a model that appear to separate and disconnect contextually related issues. Instead of showing the interdependencies and interrelatedness, the distinction of the policies’ (and respective applications/systems) is overemphasized within the applications’ (Bangemann report) and actions’ (DA) descriptions then and today.

 
Online Sales of Counterfeits: Is it about collaboration or delegation (of responsibility) ? PDF Print E-mail
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Being in Brussels has its few advantages one of which is being the place where you can actually hear both real lobbyists and experts from the very same industry players thinking differently about crucial for our times topics such as facing the fight with counterfeits.

Despite of its noble idea to be a policy debate the today's event at the European Parliament "Online Sales of Counterfeits: Taking up the gauntlet" was rather a responsibilities' throwing-to-each-other-the-ball game.

For those of you who wonder what issue the topic was foreseen to tackle, it was the different viewpoints on the question who has to actually take over the real responsibility for the prevention of online sales of counterfeits. However, the dialogue (rather than debate) ended up into a commentary of the importance of tackling the issue of having counterfeits in the first place and not so much the fact that we talk about their allocation within the digital market environment.

 
The Information Society in Bulgaria PDF Print E-mail
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In the following publication I’ll try to examine the developments of the Bulgarian society in the years around the country’s accession in the EU, and the last years 2010-2011. I’ll interpret various indexes for the Information Society theme, provided by the statistical office of the EU – Eurostat and others, and compare them with my personal observations.

The fact that the EC services have selected around 60 indicators illustrates that the term Information Society no matter for Bulgaria only, Europe or in general has various dimensions and different definitions. In order to improve the understanding about the specifics of the current state of being or not being in the definition of information society, I’ll explore few of them. However, it is important to be noticed that not always the statistical indexes could measure the reality. Hence, I’ll critically reflect over their various dimensions showing the interrelations and differences by the various perspectives similarly to approach, undertaken by Webster within the framework of vision of the Castells’ network society. The individuals building the introduced percentage rates are aged 16 to 74 if not stated otherwise.

 
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